Welcoming anyone who would like company on Christmas Day

Frome's Big Christmas Get-Together

We wouldn't be able to run this event if it were not for nearly 200 volunteers who help us leading up to the event, on the day and beyond with the clear up.

There are many roles you can be involved in whether you are coming on your own or with your family. All are welcome.

 

Christmas day is vibrant and very busy, it passes in a flash and it is important that you enjoy it after all it is your Christmas too!!!!. Every volunteer is assigned to a team that has a volunteer lead who will help orientate you. We also have an orientation meeting at the Football Club before the event so that you have the opportunity to look around, met people and ask questions.  

 

Spots book up quickly and every year we are oversubscribed so if you think you may be interested register using the button below by November 15

 

Leading up to Christmas
  • Distributing posters and application to local shops and supporting organisations in November

  • Managing social media and press releases

  • Maintaining simple accounts and record keeping

  • Corresponding with and coordinating volunteers from Nov through to 25th Dec. This is a time intensive role but a very crucial one.

  • Coordinating and communicating with the driving team-Through Dec but particularly busy week leading up to Christmas

  • Requesting donations and support from local business, coordinating pick-up of donated goods on Christmas Week- Nov through Dec

  • Sourcing locally made gift for guests/wrapping- November

  • Addressing and posting guest invitations- Early Dec

  • Being a phone link for guests to call and ask questions

  • Fundraising bucket collections at the Independent Market and the switching on of the Christmas Lights

  • Collection of donated gifts/items- Christmas week

Christmas Eve
  • Hall decoration (10.00-2.00 pm)

  • Christmas Eve support coordinator

  • Making floral center pieces 

  • Drivers/collection of items/equipment

  • Vegetable preparation (10.00-2.00 pm)

  • Turkey, and stuffing preparation-chef

  • Putting together takeaway gift bags for donated goods

  • Completing a risk assessment

  • Developing and putting up sign in sheets

  • Printing 

Christmas Day
  • Christmas Day support coordinator

  • Chef (8.00am-1.00pmish)

  • Kitchen supports (8.00am-1.00pmish)

  • Guest Drivers (pick up and drop off from 11.00 am)

  • Front of house coordinator

  • Greeters and Coat Check (from 11.30 am)

  • Registration (from 11.00 am)

  • Food serving coordinator

  • Food servers (from 12.00 am)

  • Waiting coordinator

  • Waiting volunteers

  • Drinks coordinator

  • Drink serving (from 11.30 am)

  • Host Coordinator

  • Hosting on  Guest Tables (from 11.30 am)

  • Entertainment coordinator

  • Entertainment (carols/ musicians) (1.30-3.00 pm)

  • Master of Ceremonies (12.00-3.30)

  • First Aider/ Guest Support (12.00-3.30)

  • Clean up coordinator

  • Clean up crew (4.00pm-6.00pm)

  • Home companions, deliver food, provide company  in someones home for a few hours or invite a guest to your own Christmas dinner

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