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Thousands of volunteers across the North-east of Scotland make an amazing contribution to the third sector and provide vital hours of support to charities and the families which they support. Our volunteers are an integral and invaluable part of Team Charlie House. Every single hour they contribute makes a difference to the babies, children, young people and families we support.

As we develop our range of services and fundraising to support more families across the region, we are looking to expand our team of Charlie House volunteers. Some of our volunteers gift an occasional hour or two, some a whole day, and some make a regular commitment every week or month. We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities available for each and every individual, based on their available time. These opportunities include:

Christmas Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Santa’s Workshop Elf:

Santa’s Workshop is back, and we are once again on the lookout for Elves! This fun-filled volunteering opportunity is perfect for those happy-go-lucky individuals who want to spread Christmas cheer to families across the North-East of Scotland. Elves will be helping make happy memories for children visiting Santa.  Elves will meet and greet visitors, check bookings, ensure gifts are ready to be handed out, introduce children to Santa, prepare and take photographs, sell Charlie House merchandise and photo packages, as well as ensuring that workshop is clean and tidy.  There will always to a chief elf on hand to keep any mischievous elves in order!

Volunteer Market Host/Retail Assistant:

As Bon Accord Aberdeen’s nominated charity, we are lucky to have various units within the shopping mall where we can help raise funds and awareness of Charlie House, including Curated Aberdeen market, and the outdoor Curated in the Quad market.  Volunteers play a key role in the success of these activities helping to create a warm, friendly welcome.  Individuals taking on this role should be confident with the ability to meet, greet and engage with customers, showcasing Charlie House and our Big Build Appeal.  Volunteers will help at the Charlie House stand selling Christmas and Charlie House merchandise as well as raffle tickets.  Volunteers will be helping over the busy and exciting Christmas period, meaning that it is guaranteed to be a fun, festive opportunity for those wanting to give back this holiday season!

Volunteer ReCHarge Café Host:

ReCHarge Café Volunteer Hosts play an important role in the running of our social enterprise café within Bon Accord all year round but there is never a busier time than at Christmas. The café is located right next to Santa’s Workshop and we can only imagine that families will work up a hunger or thirst after all of the excitement of meeting Santa Claus! This role involves meeting and greeting customers, serving and engaging with customers at front of house, ensuring the café and servery area are clean and tidy, and selling of Christmas and Charlie House merchandise.   

Fundraising & Event Volunteers

Help us raise funds and awareness for Charlie House. We are always looking for supporters to help set up and run events, marshal races, cheer on our fundraisers at runs and cycles, sell our raffle tickets and merchandise, help with a bucket collection and help us get our orange collection cans out and about. You could be the face of Charlie House – representing us at cheque presentations or attending and giving talks to community groups.

And there’s more

Volunteers give their time in many different ways including office support, distributing our newsletter, deliveries and collections, and being our mascot Charlie Dog or his guide. Our volunteer opportunities are endless and can be tailored to you and your availability. If you have an interest or skill you think would help Charlie House, we would love to hear from you. Register your interest here.

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