Volunteer - Christmas Present Wrapper/Delivery

10 December 2020 12 Noon
20/VOL/28

Forward Leeds is a drug and alcohol service for adults and young people in Leeds. We help people choose not to misuse alcohol and drugs and reduce risk taking behaviours through dedicated prevention, intervention and support. Our Family Plus team supports the families and children of those going through recovery by running groups and activities for families, one to one sessions and support building relationships.

We are looking for a group of volunteers to help us wrap and deliver Christmas presents to the children of service users that we support throughout the year. Volunteers will be paired with a member of staff from the Family Plus team and will drive to houses in an area of Leeds (in separate cars due to Covid-19) delivering the gifts. All of the Christmas presents being delivered have been kindly donated by Malcolm Michaels Butchers at Kirkgate Market, especially for the children of the Family Plus team. Please note that volunteers will need to have access to their own vehicle for this role (you can claim expenses for mileage incurred as part of the role).

If you would like to get involved but do not have a car, you can instead join us at one of the Barca sites to help us wrap the Christmas presents before they are delivered. If you have a flair for wrapping presents and want to spend time getting into the Christmas spirit with others, this role would be perfect for you. Our sites are Covid-19 secure, face coverings will be provided and there will be strict social distancing measures in place.

After a difficult year for all, this is a great chance to put a smile on a family's face and spread some Christmas cheer!

Details of the role:

  • Wrap presents to be delivered to families and children who access the Family Plus service.
  • Drive around a delegated area of Leeds to deliver presents to service users with a member of Forward Leeds staff. 
  • Deliver presents to residences on foot around a delegated area of Leeds with a member of Forward Leeds staff.
  • Drop-off presents to service users door steps in line with social distancing and organisational risk assessments.
  • Report any safeguarding concerns that may arise to the dedicated member of staff immediately.

If you are interested in this role, please fill out the One-Off Volunteering form and send back danielle.oconnell@forwardleeds.co.uk.

If you would like to find out more information, please contact Danielle or call/text 07394563585.

The closing date for completed applications is 12 noon on Thursday 10th December 2020.

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification prior to applying for this position.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address you have provided on your application form, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Ensure that you check your emails after the closing date as you will not be contacted by any other means.