Volunteering this Christmas 2017

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Christmas is often a time to celebrate with family and friends, however many other families and individuals are often doing it tough and may need that extra support during this festive season.

Volunteering Queensland and other volunteering-involving organisations alike are inundated with requests for help in the lead-up to Christmas. Volunteering opportunities can vary from retail assistants, food drives to gift wrapping. Other ways you can assist is to donate non-perishable food items, toys, books and other gifts to your local charity.

If you don’t have the time to volunteer, why not take the time to check in with your neighbours? Many people, especially the elderly spend Christmas alone, so a friendly face can make a world of difference.

Volunteering opportunities:

Salvos Aged Care Plus - Riverview Gardens - Christmas Volunteers

for The Salvation Army Australia

Keen to get involved this Christmas? Here at Salvos Aged Care Plus we have a commitment to create a loving home environment and this is especially true during the Christmas season. We're looking for volunteers to help bring Christmas to life by spending time with residents, serving food and singing Christmas Carols.


Christmas Wrapper Volunteers, Brisbane Airport

for Hear and Say (Centre for Deaf Children Inc)

Help give the gift of sound this Christmas to deaf children by volunteering to gift wrap presents and sell Christmas bells at Brisbane Airport.


Christmas Cave Santa Volunteer, Carole Park

for Wesley Mission Queensland

Elorac Place is looking for volunteers to help us give away Christmas hampers and gifts to people in the community in need from our wonderful Santa Cave!


Red Bag Appeal Volunteer, Chermside

for Wesley Mission Queensland

Wesley Mission Queensland is looking for a reliable volunteer to assist us weekly (preferably on Thursdays) collecting and delivering Red Bag Christmas food donations from various locations across Brisbane. Transport will be supplied by either a fleet vehicle or by staff driving you to and from the pickup point.


RizeUp Christmas Drive, Brisbane

for RizeUp Australia

RizeUp Australia each holds a Christmas Drive for Gifts for Families who will be living in Refuge at Christmas time. The Families have been affected and displace by Domestic and Family Violence. To bring a little happiness and normality into their lives we ask the community to donate toys. 

We need Volunteers to collect donations and hand out flyers at Roma Street and Central Railway Stations during peak times.


Christmas Gift Wrappers, MacArthur Central Shopping Centre Brisbane City

for Leukemia Foundation

We need your help to fill lots of Christmas gift wrapping shifts, by wrapping gifts for a gold coin donation. You will be helping the Foundation raise vital funds to support blood cancer patients!


More volunteering opportunities can be found on the Volunteering Queensland website at volunteeringqld.org.au