Voluntary organisations around Leeds are looking at how they can provide support to our communities over the festive period. Here's how to get involved.
Christmas Meal Delivery
Can you help deliver Christmas meals to isolated older people in South Leeds?
Call Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust – Margaret Bingham: 07538273945 or Andrea Edwards: 0780378812.
RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) and Action for Blind People
Looking for collectors for Carol singing events during December. Please contact Jacquie: 0113 3862810 or Jacquie.McGuire@rnib.org.uk
FDM - Social Club
Program to reduce isolation and loneliness by organising outings. They are desperate for drivers to cover weekday & weekends. Contact Ron Frost: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leeds North and West Foodbank
Are looking for help with food collections early December, driving the van and packing food parcels. Contact Project Director, Karen Burgon, on email@example.com
Christmas Volunteering Opportunity with HOST UK
Give the gift of Christmas. Christmas is a time to be around family and friends, but hundreds of international students across the country are likely to spend the festivities alone on a closed-down University campus. HOST arranges for volunteer hosts to invite a student from Christmas Eve until 27th December, turning an otherwise lonely Christmas into one of celebration of warmth.
If you would like to invite an international student to stay for a few days at Christmas or any other time of the year, please contact HOST: 020 7739 6292 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission Christmas Appeal – Cash for Kids
Contact: Lauren Scarth: 0113 2835529. Email: email@example.com
Caring For Life (Leeds based Christian Charity)
Contact: Crag House Farm, Otley Old Road, Cookridge, Leeds, LS16 7NH
Telephone: 0113 2303600. Website: www.caringforlife.co.uk
St. George’s Crypt (homeless charity in the centre of Leeds)
Contact address: Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3BR. Telephone: 0113 2459061. Website: www.stgeorgescrypt.org.uk
RVS (Royal Voluntary Service) Meanwood, Chapel Allerton & Roundhay
Befriending roles visiting older people over the winter period. Contact 0113 887 3596 or LeedsYorkHub@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk
Salvation Army (Leeds)
Telephone: 0113 244 5898. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PDSA Charity Shop – Christmas Volunteers
Contact Lindsey or Charlotte: 01943 463371.