From 24th December 2018 to 1st January 2019 we took over the Trinity Centre and the Julian Trust Night Shelter to run our annual Caring at Christmas project, supporting hundreds of people experiencing homelessness in the city this Christmas.
In its 31st year, Caring at Christmas provides shelter, food, warmth, company, activities and entertainment alongside medical and emotional help and support for nine days over the Christmas period.
Sticking true to one of our core values of transparency and accountability we have produced a Caring at Christmas Impact Report as a downloadable PDF for everyone to see the impact the project had themselves.
Last Christmas over 700 volunteers came together to give hundreds homeless and vulnerable people in Bristol food, warmth, company and shelter.
Over the ten days that our Caring at Christmas 2018 project ran, we provided day support to an average of 84 people each day, bed spaces for an average of 47 people each night and served 3,902 meals.
We are currently beginning to plan our 2019 Caring at Christmas project and volunteer registration will open in October time, until then please sign up to our mailing list to be kept up to date.
We have many volunteering opportunities with Caring at Christmas. Volunteers can choose to be ‘guest-facing’, where they spend time with people staying at the shelter, chatting, playing board games, helping with laundry and providing support. Alternatively volunteers can choose to be ‘non-guest-facing’ where they can help in the kitchen or with other duties.
Registration for Caring at Christmas 2019 opens in October. Until then, please sign up to our mailing list below and we’ll keep you informed of any project updates and you’ll be the first to know when registration opens.