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 150 volunteers contribute over 2,000 hours to the program. They donate their time as registration assistants and toy sorters, as gift wrappers and special event volunteers. 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! Alas, Santa has all the elves he needs in 2020, and the Christmas Fund is no longer accepting applications. To apply next year, be sure to bookmark this page, and check back in September 2021.
Of course, there are plenty of amazing organizations that are recruiting volunteers right now. Visit our online Volunteer Opportunities Database to find a position that's right for you!
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!