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Christmas Volunteering Opportunities

Please help us by giving the gift of time this festive season at special fundraising events and pop-up shops across the city. 

You'll have lots of festive fun, meet new people and make a vital difference for young patients at Scotland's busiest children's hospital. 

Find out more about our opportunities below. 


We're thrilled to be back in our prime spot outside John Lewis at Buchanan Galleries this Christmas! For those of you who haven’t volunteered here before, we have our pop up shop selling charity merchandise and Christmas cards and gifts as well as offering our present wrapping service!

Dates: 29th November – 24th December 

*Please note no volunteers will be required from 2nd-6th Dec*

Breakdown of timings by date below: 

29th Nov - 15th Dec
Mon-Fri 9am-8pm (9am-2.30pm or 2.30pm-8pm)
Sat 9am-7pm (9am-2pm or 2pm-7pm) & Sun 10am-6pm (10am -2pm or 2pm-6pm)

2 Dec - 6th - Evening volunteers needed 

5pm - 8pm

16th Dec - 24th Dec
Mon-Fri 9am-9pm (9am-3pm or 3pm-9pm)
Sat 9am-8pm (9am-2.30pm or 2.30pm-8pm) & Sun 9am-7pm (9am-2pm or 2pm-7pm)

*Please note time changes for 24th Dec 9am-5pm (9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm)*



We're in search of elves to help bring the magic of Christmas to visitors at our special Santa's Grotto in Silverburn. 

Dates: 1st Dec - 24th Dec


Mon-Sun 11.30am-6.30pm (11.30am-3pm or 3pm-6.30pm)

* Please note slight time change 24th Dec -  11.30am-3.30pm (11.30am-1.30pm or 1.30pm-3.30pm)*


This Christmas we have been invited along to St Enoch Centre to enjoy Story time with Holly Christmas. This festive event for under 5s will be sure to get you in the Christmas spirit, while helping raise vital funds for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. Volunteers are required to help welcome tots and their caregivers and help make magical memories for guests. 

Dates: 5th, 12th & 19th December 




We are looking for volunteers to help bucket collect at the Selfie Store! Visitors will be encouraged to take selfies and donate to support our extra special children's hospital.

Dates: 8th, 9th, 10th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th & 29th December 




This Christmas we have been invited along to St Enoch Centre to spread some festive cheer by bringing choirs and selling our wonderful Christmas items at a pop-up shop. We are incredibly grateful to have been given this opportunity so want to make the most of it and hopefully raise lots of money. Volunteers would be required to be running the pop-up shop or bucket collecting for the Choir that is performing at the time.

Dates: 10th, 11th, 12th & 13th December




We’re back bucket collecting at the Irn Bru Carnival! We always do well at this collection so if you would like to help please let us know. Any shifts that suit within the times stated are available!

Dates: 20th December-10th January

Breakdown of timings below by date: 

20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th Dec & 4th Jan - 12pm-10pm

24th, 31st Dec, 1st & 5th Jan - 12pm-9pm

28th, 29th, 30th Dec, 2nd & 3rd Jan - 11am-10pm

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th Jan - 5pm-10pm