Crisis has begun its recruitment campaign for 10,000 volunteers to help run their homeless shelters between 23 and 30 December. This year's locations include London (various locations), Birmingham, Coventry, Newcastle, Edinburgh and South Wales.
Crisis at Christmas is a unique volunteering effort that provides immediate help for homeless people at a critical time of the year. By volunteering with Crisis this Christmas you can make a real difference to people experiencing homelessness.
Given the historically high demand for places, we recommend that you register by this Friday 20 December on the Crisis website if you are interested, particularly if you want to volunteer during typical daytime working hours.
It is reminded that all Civil Service staff have the opportunity to take at least 3 days of special paid leave each year to undertake volunteering - John Manzoni, CEO of the Civil Service has previously published a blog which encourages civil servants to use these days to volunteer.
The blog also gives a special mention to Aleem Wallani a key volunteer at the Winter Rough Sleeper’s Centre, you can hear from him in a separate Civil Service Local blog, where he shared his past experiences.