The need for the Christmas Project in Manchester has not gone away. If anything there will be more people in Manchester facing up to homelessness, poverty, and loneliness than ever. Our seven day provision brings people indoors for freshly cooked meals, hot showers, warm clothes, medical care, and companionship at what can be an isolating time of year.
We are currently looking for volunteers to generally staff the project along with those with specialist skills like barbers, nurses, nail technicians, optometrists, dentists, podiatrists, and veterinarians. Please let us know if you have any additional skills which you feel might be useful when you fill out your volunteering application. However, there are no specific skills needed to be a Lifeshare volunteer. We need assistance serving meals, welcoming guests, handing out supplies, wiping down tables, etc. We do a full induction so you will get to see exactly how things are set up and see which area you’d like to get involved in!
All volunteers, new and returning, will be required to attend an onboarding session. We have four dates available throughout December and ask that you select one when you fill out your form. Due to space constraints, we have to limit sessions to 50 attendees so if there is a date you require please book early.
Once you have selected your induction you will receive a confirmation of your application and then be able to book your shifts. Please note down your username as you will need it to log in again. We will not be sending shift confirmation emails this year as the system allows you to self-service.
The postcode for the new site is M3 1NX.
Please note that applications to volunteer for Christmas 2022 will close on December 12th.
Can you help us make Christmas happen for the vulnerable and homeless people of Manchester? For one week only all donations are doubled at the link below. We have costed our Christmas Dinners at £11.50 so if you have that to spare, you can cover two dinners for the price of one until December 5th.