Many people assume that, to join Santa's team, you have to travel all the way to the North Pole. Well, we have some good news: it's not true! In fact, you can help Santa right here in Richmond, as a volunteer with the Christmas Fund.
Every year, nearly 100 volunteers contribute over 1,400 hours to the program. They donate their time as registration assistants and toy sorters, as gift wrappers and special event volunteers. In short, they do it all, ensuring that the Christmas Fund can help as many people as possible.
If you've made it to this page, you're probably interested in becoming a volunteer yourself, and for that, we thank you! Alas, Santa has all the elves he needs in 2022, and the Christmas Fund is no longer accepting applications. To apply next year, be sure to bookmark this page, and check back in September 2023.
Of course, there are plenty of amazing organizations that are recruiting volunteers right now. Visit our online Volunteer Opportunities Database to find a position that's right for you!
What's it like volunteering with the Richmond Christmas Fund? Hopefully, this video gives you a pretty good idea!
In 2021, over 80 volunteers supported the Christmas Fund, contributing nearly 1,500 hours as registration assistants, greeters, toy sorters, and more.
Because of their hard work and dedication, we were able to provide toys, grocery vouchers, and gift cards to more than 2,300 of our neighbours in need.
To every volunteer who generously shared their time this past holiday season, we offer our heartfelt gratitude. You made the Christmas Fund possible, and you made Santa proud!