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 ay 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.
This year we’ve had the generous support of Vinci, the construction company responsible for the work next to Manchester’s Victoria Station. They have offered the use of their site, with additional safety measures in place, for the length of the Christmas Project. 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!
As we are on a new site this year, all volunteers, new and returning, will be required to attend an onboarding session. We have six 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 volunteering slots your confirmation will arrive via email. Please allow us up to 48 hours to send over your confirmation before following up.
The post code for the new site is M3 1NX.
COVID19 Safety protocols will be in place to keep all staff, volunteers, and attendees safe. We ask that volunteers take a rapid test within 72 hours of their shift or confirm their completed vaccination. We will adhere to ongoing local and national safety guidelines, which are subject to change. All volunteers will be given notice of any variance.