Sleigh Drivers - Tameside Toy Appeal 2021

The Action Together team are very excited to be able to launch this year’s Tameside Toy Appeal. Last year’s appeal was a massive success and surpassed all of our expectations. We couldn’t have achieved what we did without the support of our volunteers. Calling all Santa’s helpers. We need your help! Christmas time is almost here, and we want to start filling Santa’s sleigh with toys and gifts so that all the children of Tameside receive a present this year. Christmas time should be something to look forward too. A magical and happy time filled with excitement and joy. Sadly, the number of people living in poverty across the whole of the UK is on the rise. The Covid-19 crisis has caused these figures to rise even higher. With people struggling to provide food for themselves and their families, Christmas gifts are low on the priority list and something that many cannot afford. More people than ever before are suffering with mental health issues. Statistics show that the number of children suffering with mental health and general wellbeing problems is increasing rapidly. Children are likely to be experiencing worry, anxiety and fear due to the pandemic and all of the changes it has created. Help us spread a little joy There are several ways that you can support this year’s Tameside Toy Appeal. As a doorstep donation elf, collecting toys from your local community. As a sleigh driver, helping us to collect all of the toy donations from the drop off points across the borough and getting them to the children’s centres. Help us spread the word about the appeal far and wide by sharing our social media posts and the link to our dedicated Just Giving page. Finally you could donate a toy or gift or contribute to our Toy Appeal fund.
Duration: Time limited
End date: 10th December 2021
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Let’s fill Santa’s sleigh before Christmas Day!

Please list the tasks the volunteer will be required to do
We need the support of elves with their own sleighs (cars or vans!) to help us collect all the toy and gift donations from the drop off points and take them to children’s centres across Tameside.

Some of doorstep donation volunteers that don’t have transport will also need help getting their collections to the drop off points. This would involve collecting the toys from the volunteer’s homes.

All magical flying reindeer food, fuel costs and volunteer expenses will be reimbursed.

Requirements: Own vehicle required, Driving license
Skill and Qualifications Required:

License to drive a sleigh. Festive spirit and Christmas cheer!

Areas of Interest: Children, Community, Families, Poverty, Social Welfare, Young people
Opportunity suitable for: Micro, Older people, Outdoor, People seeking work, Short term commitment, University students, With friends, 18 and over
What activities will the volunteer do? Driving, Lending a helping hand, Outdoors
Skills gained in this role: Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required:

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Action Together CIO
Organisation Profile: Action Together is a local charity for stronger communities in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside. Action Together offers a range of support to strengthen communities. We support, advise and help individual volunteers, groups and organisations.
Charity number: 1165512