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Belfast Between 10.00am and 5.00pm / Once off commitment on the 1st December

Christmas Volunteer Belfast

We are currently seeking volunteers to support our Christmas Bucket Collections by shaking a bucket for Depaul in Belfast City Centre on the 1st December.

Depaul is a charity supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.


DEPAUL’S VISION is of a society in which everyone, across the world, has a place to call home and a stake in their community.

DEPAUL’S MISSION is to end homelessness and change the lives of those affected by it.

We believe that we cannot achieve our vision & mission without the active involvement of volunteers in our work. Volunteering with Depaul will give you an opportunity to work with an organisation that underpins its work in the following values:      


  • We celebrate the potential in people
  • We put our words into action
  • We aim to take a wider role in civil society
  • We believe in rights and responsibilities

Depaul will give you a unique opportunity to experience our work and what a values lead organisation means. As a volunteer you will experience first-hand our approach to the issue of homelessness and how we work with and value those affected by it.

Volunteer Skills/Activities

Do you have a few hours to spare on Wednesday 1st of December to help those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness this Winter? We are searching for volunteers to help raise vital funds for Depaul in Belfast City Centre.

As part of our 2021 Christmas fundraising campaign, we are hosting our Christmas Bucket collection in Belfast City Centre on
Wednesday 1st December. The collection will take place between the hours of 10am-5pm. If you have a few hours to spare, we would love if you could sign up to volunteer and bring along a few friends too!

By supporting our Christmas Collection, you will be giving back to your local community, whilst helping to raise much-needed funds to
support those in need during this holiday period.

If you are interested in supporting us end homelessness please email us with your information and our team will get back to you,

Benefits to the Volunteer

Volunteers receive an information sessions on a range of topics relating to their role. We hope that through their volunteering experience, the volunteer will gain an understanding of the issues faced by homeless people and the ways in which Depaul work to support them.

  • Volunteers will be offered reimbursement of local travel expenses within the maximum limits currently in force within Depaul. All agreed expenses incurred as a necessary part of the Volunteer’s activities will be reimbursed in full.  
  • Volunteers will have the opportunity to attend individual and/or group supervision meetings (where appropriate) where they will be provided with support and feedback in order to progress, discuss future role development and raise any ideas or concerns.  
  • Depaul appreciates the valuable contribution our volunteers bring to the organisation and make regular efforts to recognise and celebrate them.
  • Volunteers will get out what they chose to put into the experience. Volunteers will be given an opportunity to expand their views and understandings, having the opportunity to meet and get to know many kind individuals, both Service Users and staff.
Equal Opportunities

Depaul strives to create a diverse and inclusive volunteer programme and is committed to ensuring equality of access to our volunteer opportunities and equality of treatment for our volunteers in all our policies and practices. We welcome applications from volunteers aged 18 and over from a diverse range of backgrounds.

We kindly request no contact from recruitment or media agencies. Download application form
Location Belfast Hours Temporary
By Donating
Could provide soup and shelter to a homeless person for one night.
Could provide soup and shelter to a homeless person for two nights.
Could bring comfort for five nights of soup and shelter to one person.
Could provide soup and shelter, a hot shower and clean clothes for a night.
Could provide soup and shelter, a hot shower and clean clothes for three nights.
Could provide soup and shelter, a hot shower and clean clothes for five nights.