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 1,300 hours to the program. They donate their time as registration assistants, toy sorters, greeters, drivers, and more. 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!
Below, you'll find a list of our 2021 volunteer opportunities. To learn more about a position, simply click the corresponding link. On the following page, you can read a full job description and get other important details, like the position's time commitment and skill requirements. If you think you're a good fit for the role, then by all means, submit an online application!
A friendly note that Christmas Fund volunteer opportunities tend to fill up quickly. As such, we encourage you to apply early - ideally by the end of October - so you don't miss out on an awesome experience!
2020 was a very different Christmas Fund season, as the pandemic dramatically changed how we ran the program. What didn't change, though, is the volunteer effort that's so central to the Christmas Fund's success.
Donning PPE and ample hand sanitizer, our volunteers stepped up like never before, helping to ensure that nearly 3,000 of our neighbours in need could experience the magic and joy of a holiday celebration.
To highlight their impact, and to show our gratitude, we created a short video detailing all that Christmas Fund volunteers accomplished in a truly unprecedented year. We hope you enjoy it, and we hope it inspires you to volunteer yourself this coming holiday season. Santa's always happy to have the help!