Christmas Wrappers 2019

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Location: Whitgift Shopping Centre, North End, Croydon, CR0 1LP (see map)

Travel: East Croydon station. Whitgift Centre bus stop.

Start date: 28/11/2019 (ongoing)

Age: Volunteers should be 16 years old and above+

What will I be doing?

  • We are looking for energetic, friendly approachable people to help raise funds by wrapping Christmas presents for local customers. Working closely as part of a team you will offer a reliable and friendly service.
  • We are looking for individuals that are keen to put on a smile and enjoy wrapping gifts
  • Confident and the ability to speak to others while wrapping gifts. Training will be provided
Christmas Present

Christmas Present

What impact will this have?

  • By volunteering on the Christmas Wrap you will support the Volunteer Centre Croydon to continue it work in partnership with over 800 not-for-profit organisations
  • You will help raise awareness of the need for volunteers across Croydon and the impact that volunteering brings to not-for-profit organisations
  • Year after year we see the individuals come back to us to get their gifts wrapped. They talk to us and tell us that they do not have the skills to wrap or do not have the time and that they are happy to contribute to raising funds. The Christmas Wrap is the only service in Croydon to provide this and with each volunteer helping us we will be able to provide a valuable service to individuals who may have mobility issues or feel a little isolated and want to have a chat.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • The opportunity will commence on the 28th November through until Christmas Eve.
    Shifts will be;
    Mon to Sat: 10:30am - 2:30pm, and 2:00 - 6:00pm
    Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Volunteers can do as little as 1 shift to as many shifts they have the time to offer

Expenses

  • We will provide (agreed) travel expenses to volunteers, teas, coffee, biscuits etc will be provided and for volunteers that volunteer the whole day we will offer lunch expenses (up to £4). All expenses will only be reimbursed with a receipt

Background checks

  • Other background checks are required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Charity
  • Events
  • Creative
  • Craft
  • Interpersonal
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Practical
  • Professional
  • Technology
What skills can I gain?
  • Creative
  • Creative
  • Leadership
  • Organising
  • Professional
  • Technology

Training

  • We will provide 1-hour workshops covering the basics and some tricks of the trade.
  • An induction will cover all the answer that individuals need to carry out their role.
  • Volunteers will have the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about what we do

Location

Whitgift Shopping Centre, North End, Croydon, CR0 1LP

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