Festive Volunteering

28 November 2019

Festive Volunteering

Could you spare some time to help a charity in the run up to Christmas?

Various charities in the County are urgently in need of volunteers for short term volunteering during the Christmas period.

Please read on for brief details of the roles and click on the links for a full summary.  You can make an enquiry from the website or contact your local Volunteer Centre

Farleigh Hospice is looking for Santa Fun Run Volunteers for Sunday 8th December  The Fun Run is in Chelmsford and all the  roles are outside so you’ll need to be dressed for the weather.  Festive hats are welcome!

Cards for Good Causes needs a Christmas Card Retail Assistant in Loughton Library.  The shop is open now and remains open until 17th December.  Minimum commitment is one 3-hour shift/week.

Maeldune Heritage Centre, Maldon needs Christmas Shop Volunteers from now until 21st December. One to two hour shifts are available from Tuesday to Saturday.

Volunteer Stewards are needed to help out at Shenfield Christmas Fayre on Sunday 8th December 2019.  Duties include directing the public, helping with set up and set down, escorting street performers, helping with the stages and eating lots of mince pies!

Chess Night Shelter needs Christmas Event Volunteers  for the following events:

  • Accompany Santa and his musical sleigh around Westlands housing estate, knocking on doors, handing out sweets and accepting donations from 6 – 8.30 pm on Monday 9th December
  • Volunteers are needed to talk to people about the charity and carry collection buckets at a Christmas performance by Unify Choir on Saturday 14th December

SAVS Forward Motion Project needs cheerful and enthusiastic Rudolph Run Volunteers  for the event in Southend on 8th December.  Festive fancy dress welcome!  Marshals are needed along the course directing runners the right way and cheering them on, as well as volunteers at the end of the race handing out medals and mince pies.

If you like wrapping and are happy to talk to people Giftwrap Volunteers are needed at Lakeside Shopping Centre for customers in exchange for a donation to Thurrock Giving.  Shifts available on Friday 20th December, Saturday 21st December and Sunday 22nd December from 4 pm to 7.30 pm and 7.30 pm to 11 pm on each day.


  • Thurrock are looking for volunteers to support their carers. If you would like more information click the link. https://t.co/wveyIueSoZ