Secret Santa Letter Volunteer Writers

Organisation Name: The Island York

Organisation Address:
32 Priory Street, York, YO1 6EX

Organisation's Cause:
Children / Young People / Families

Type of Voluntary Activity:
Fundraising

Location of Voluntary Activity:
Across York

Role description:
With lockdown restrictions set to be eased by the summer, we are currently looking for opportunities in which to raise funds for our much-loved children’s charity.

Supporting vulnerable children and young people across the city of York by providing award-winning mentoring services, we’ve seen an unusual spike in emails from families asking if we offer… a letter from Father Christmas service in exchange for a charitable donation!

Keen to spread some Christmas cheer, we’re eager to get a letter from Santa service set up later on this year so we can bring more happiness into the lives of children and young people.

We are, therefore, looking to recruit a handful of Secret Santa volunteers who would like to use their calligraphy skills or fancy handwriting to raise funds to support the mental, emotional and/or social wellbeing of the next generation.

Volunteers would need to commit to a few hours a month between September and December to write personalised letters in which all materials will be provided.

As this is a niche informal and fun volunteer role, so no experience is required, however, a dash of enthusiasm and a jingle of dedication is a must all the way!

Skills and behaviours needed for the role:
- Able to commit a couple of hours a month between September and December 2021 to help run our Letter to Santa service
- Calligraphy skills or ability to write letters using fancy styled writing
- Passionate about support local children and young people

Will there be a DBS check? No

Driving Licence required? No

Volunteer's own vehicle required? No

Suitable for:
Christmas Volunteering
Groups
Short term Volunteering
Skilled Volunteer
Work Experience

What will the volunteer gain/benefit from:

When are volunteers needed: Volunteers needed between September and December 2021.

How to get involved:
To express an interest in getting involved, please email fundraising@theislandyork.org providing us with an example of your Santa style writing.

Web link: Click here

Closing date: 30-09-2021