Volunteering

You can help to make our projects successful.

Volunteering in Southeast Europe

Whether you live in the region or are simply planning a visit, we have partners throughout Southeast Europe who would be happy to speak to you about volunteering opportunities.

FSCI

Bulgaria

If you are interested in working on one of our projects or investigating internships, our team in Sofia would love to hear from you.

Center Star

Serbia

Help the Center Star team distribute Christmas boxes between December 28th – Jan 4th.

A2B

Albania

Join with the team from A2B and help run a Summer Camp for children from poor communities.

Hope Restored

Bulgaria

Be part of a team that helps to provide great summer holiday camps on the Black Sea coast for children living in care

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more
about any of these opportunities

Annual Christmas Box Appeal

This project needs you! We have a number of vital volunteering roles connected to the Christmas box appeal – can you help us this year?

Most Christmas box-related volunteering activity takes place in the Salisbury area.

Christmas Box Ambassador

Promote the appeal where you are

Sorting & packing supervisor

Lead our sort & pack teams

Collecting Christmas boxes

Deliver to our warehouse

Deliver talks & presentations

Help us talk about the appeal

Sort & pack

Making the boxes ready for transport

Help us with the admin

In our Salisbury office

Christmas Box Ambassador

Christmas Box Ambassadors play a key role in helping us to spread a bit of joy at Christmas and opening doors for our work with disadvantaged young people in Southeast Europe. They will promote the appeal in their local schools, churches, businesses or communities – encouraging participation in the appeal. FSCI will provide all the necessary materials and support. Would you consider helping us this year?

Find out more about becoming a Christmas Box Ambassador

I’m interested how do I get started?

Step 1 – Get in touch
Use the contact details below to tell us a bit about yourself and the area or organisation that you’d like to promote the appeal in. We will then contact you and help you with the next steps.

Step 2 – Promote
Use the materials we supply to promote the Christmas box appeal in your area or organisation.

You can promote the appeal at work, in your church, in community groups or local school.

You may well have some promotional ideas of your own and we would love to hear them. We can provide leaflets, posters, videos and PowerPoint presentations to help you if desired. Below you can find posters and download leaflets. We also have a short video available that will explain all about the appeal; so if you want a link to it, please ask.

The most important thing to remember is that this is fun: there are no targets to meet, so whatever you do will be fine!

Step 3 – Collect the boxes to a central point of your choosing
This may be as simple as collecting the boxes into your place of work or meeting. If you are promoting the appeal in your community you will need to think about where your donors will be able to bring their boxes ready for collection.

Step 4 – Deliver the boxes
If you are able to deliver the boxes yourself then we can take them in between Nov 12th – 23rd with the absolute deadline being Friday 23rd November.

We are happy to discuss collecting boxes from you if you have more than 50, but this means we will have to arrange a pick-up date somewhere between Nov 12th – 23rd.

Let us know if you’d like to get actively involved in promoting the 2018 Christmas Box Appeal; we would love to hear from you.

Contact Rich Parsons on 01722 580192 or at rich.parsons@fscinet.org

Sorting & packing supervisor

With responsibility for overseeing sorting & packing sessions – looking after up to 50 volunteers at a time. Will suit somebody who has sorted and packed Christmas boxes before. The supervisor’s job is crucial in making sure that every box is checked and sorted correctly by our volunteer teams. Sorting & packing will take place between Nov 13th – 24th. If you can give three hours for an evening packing session or more, then do please get in touch. Training will be provided.

Sort & pack the Christmas boxes in Salisbury,
November 13th – 24th

We rely on our fabulous donors and volunteers to make this project a success. Would you like to volunteer at our sorting warehouse this November? You can come by yourself, with your family, friends or as a group from work or church – please get in touch if you’d like to book a group in. This year we will be sorting and packing boxes in the old British Heart Foundation shop (next to the URC Church) in Fisherton Street, Salisbury – directions here.

We’ll be open for sorting from 10.00am – 5.00pm and 6pm-9pm in the evenings from Tues 13th Nov – Fri 16th Nov and Mon 19th – Fri 23rd Nov.

We can accommodate big groups – get in touch with Rich to arrange.

On Sat 24th Nov we’ll be open from 9.30am until the last box is sorted..!

Deliver talks to schools and churches in Wilts/Hants/Dorset

If you are a confident communicator and you’d like to be part of a team delivering short (sub 15 mins) talks to promote the appeal on our home patch, please get in touch. Resources and training will be provided.

Collecting Christmas boxes

If you have a van, small truck or very large car and you’d like to help us collect Christmas boxes and you have some free days during November 12th-24th, drop us a line. We will pay your fuel.

Help us with the admin

If you are dab hand on a PC then we love to have your help at our Salisbury office in preparing for the appeal and processing the donations and paperwork that comes with it.

To help us sort & pack, deliver talks, collect Christmas boxes or do the admin, please get in touch with Rich on 01722 580192 or at rich.parsons@fscinet.org