Hostels voted 'best way to help' at Christmas
Most people think that helping out in a hostel for the homeless is the best way to "make a difference this Christmas", according to a survey conducted by Volunteering England.
Staffing a helpline, organising a fundraising event and selling Christmas cards for good causes were considered less of a priority by respondents.
Justin Davis Smith, acting chief executive of Volunteering England, said: “Christmas is a time when many people think of helping others, and volunteering with the homeless can be a wonderful way of helping out at a time of increased need.”
Jane Eggleton, communications manager at homelessness charity Crisis, said: “Volunteers are the lifeblood of Crisis Open Christmas and without them the event would not be the success that it is – more than 5,000 general volunteers are needed to run the centres.”
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