Volunteering in South Holland this Christmas

Bring Christmas cheer by volunteering time or gifts.
Bring Christmas cheer by volunteering time or gifts.
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With the festive season fast approaching it’s easy to get wrapped up in our own world of parties and presents, but for many, this is the time when they think of helping others.

If you would like to help out at Christmas, here are some volunteering ideas.

Would you like to help to deliver Christmas hampers in Sutton Bridge, Holbeach and surrounding villages?

If you have a car and a few hours to spare please contact the Spalding Volunteer Centre on the details at the end of this article.

Would you like to donate a new unwrapped gift or toy for deserving families in South Holland?

If you would, you may drop them off at our office in Spalding before December 17 when they will be distributed.

Do you live near, or work in Peterborough?

If you do Kidney Research UK is looking for Christmas gift wrap volunteers to help wrap presents in Queensgate Shopping Centre for an hour or two right up until December 21. If you are able to wrap presents neatly, make them presentable and would like to help please contact us.

The 12 volunteering Days of Christmas

1 – Reserve a place for Christmas at Crisis. It costs £21.62 to provide three nutritious meals, health checks, housing advice and most importantly companionship for homeless people. https://community.crisis.org.uk/christmas-appeal-2014

2 – Donate food to your local foodbank.

3 – Offer to help get shopping for an elderly neighbour.

4 – Bake cakes or mince pies to sell at work or school to raise funds for your favourite charity.

5 – Offer to be the designated driver during the party season. Great for the wallet or purse.

6 – Get a bunch of friends or family and go on a litter-pick and make the community a nicer place to be.

7 – Arrange to look after an international student who is away from home and their family.

8 – Take an elderly neighbour for a walk, to the shops or to a doctor’s or hospital appointment.

9 – Offer to take a friend or family member’s children out for a couple of hours. Give mum and dad chance to wrap some presents in peace.

10 – Instead of doing a Secret Santa at work, donate the money to charity.

11 – Clear out your old books and clothes and donate them to a local charity shop.

12 – Be nice to someone, buy them a cup of tea or flowers, send a card or contact someone you haven’t seen for a while.

If you have any new toys or gifts you wish to donate or are interested in volunteering over the Festive season either delivering hampers or doing something else please contact us on 01775 718008 or spalding.v@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk

Everyone at Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (Spalding Volunteer Centre) would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas.