Opportunities to volunteer for events and activities around Christmas 2019
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Wed 25th December Volunteers required to cook and serve Christmas Day Lunch to around 20 older Adults at Fernleigh ExtraCare in Witney. We have around 20 older adults who will not be going to family on Christmas Day.  This year our onsite café will not be open on Christmas Day and so those residents who cannot cook for themselves will rely on the care team to microwave them a dinner.  We would love to find some kind people who will come to Fernleigh and provide a Christmas Lunch in our café area for those residents who will still be here on Christmas Day.  There will be no more than 20.

Must have an affinity with the Elderly.  Must be able to cook.

To find out more click Oxon Volunteers

Contact details: Clare Buck Clare.Buck@greensquaregroup.com, 01993899188

Wed 25th December The Oxford Christmas Lunch will be happening again this year. It is at The King’s Centre, Osney, OX20ES. Every year we provide a free three-course meal on Christmas Day for anyone who wants to come. Our attendees include the homeless, Syrian refugees, the elderly, those with mental health issues, those who would otherwise be alone, those in food poverty and simply those who want to celebrate Christmas with others. A special feature of our lunch is that volunteers collect the guests, drive them to the lunch, eat with them and take them home, thus providing companionship as well as food.

OCL has grown each year, and last year 150 volunteers served around 500 guests. To book a place or transport, contact Sara on 07535 314716sara@oxfordchristmaslunch.org, or message us on Facebook @oxfordchristmaslunch. You can see a film of last year’s event on our Facebook page or by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/oxfordchristmaslunch/videos/222171411994180/

Fri 27th December We’re looking for G4 Concert Usher Volunteers who will be acting as ushers at the band G4’s Christmas Tour. The event will be at Oxford Town Hall. Volunteers will be showing guests to their seats on arrival. They will also be helping with the bucket collection at the end of the night, by standing at the door holding a bucket as guests leave. Volunteers will be expected to be at the event from 17:30 until 22:00. To find out more click Oxon Volunteers

Contact: Charlotte.Ridley@missingpeople.org.uk for more information.

Throughout December British Heart Foundation Christmas “Elfing” volunteering 2019 

Looking for a way to give something back to festive season? Why not ‘lend an elfing hand’ by volunteering with us, and help make a difference for a few hours?

This Christmas season we’re calling on the public to take some time out of their busy lives, even if only one afternoon can be spared, to donate the gift of time at their local store. It couldn’t be easier – just choose a date that works for you, pick your local BHF branch, sign up and start spreading the festive joy by volunteering as a BHF elf. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than supporting a charity whilst sporting a Santa hat and some tinsel?

Heart and circulatory diseases can affect anyone and everyone; in the UK alone these diseases kill 1 in 4 people. We are committed to changing that, and beating the heartbreak caused by heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia and diabetes.

Our volunteers have a huge impact on raising money through our stores, and your support can help. Get in the Christmas spirit, eat some mince pies, and do your bit this festive season for a few hours! For more information contact: burrowsj@bhf.org.uk  Jack Burrows

Sign up today at www.bhf.org.uk/elf


Also look on the Oxfordshire Volunteering website for other opportunities throughout the year