You’ve done an away day, team building games, a quiz, a murder mystery night. You are responsible for planning your company Christmas Party and you have no idea what to do.

We’ve got an idea for you: Christmas Party Volunteering!

The idea is simple, get together with your colleagues and do some volunteering in your community.

National volunteering charity TimeBank’s Chief Executive Helen Walker says: “We do it ourselves at TimeBank, packing crates to send to homeless shelters one year and serving lunch to lonely older people another. It’s great fun, a classic team-building exercise, and after our volunteering we all go out to the pub or a local restaurant to put on our party hats and share our stories. We head home for Christmas feeling we’ve made a real difference to someone less fortunate than ourselves.”

A Christmas Party to remember

TimeBank Chief Executive Helen Walker helping out at an Christmas Party for older people.

It gets better – you don’t even have to spend hours planning and preparing for it as TimeBank can match you up to a volunteering opportunity that suits you and your team however big or small. They’ll source the opportunity, undertake a risk assessment, write up a plan and be there on the day to support you, helping you to get the very best out of your Christmas volunteering.

You‘ll get to spend time with your colleagues out of the office, doing something incredible for your community.

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Nisha Kotecha is the Founder of Good News Shared. Having worked and volunteered for charities in the UK for over 10 years, Nisha is on a mission to highlight how amazing charities are.

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