Christmas Office volunteer

Volunteer for Rockinghorse this Christmas.

We are looking for a Christmas volunteer to help with all the activities we have going on in the lead up to the festive season.

Job description


  • Post Title: Christmas Office Volunteer
  • Responsible to: Finance and Operations Director
  • Purpose of Job: To support the operations of the charity – across admin, fundraising, marketing and project management in the lead up to Christmas.
  • Location: Rockinghorse Children’s Charity is based in central Brighton. Our work is across Sussex.
  • Contract: Part time (hours negotiable but ideally two days per week) throughout November
    and December. Unpaid.

About this role

Christmas is an incredibly busy time for the Rockinghorse team and you will be providing valuable support to our small team. Spending time in hospital over Christmas isn’t fun for anyone, but it’s even worse for children, or their families – not being able to enjoy the excitement of seeing Father Christmas or being able to share Christmas dinner together.

But Rockinghorse make sure that’s not the case. We deliver advent calendars and gifts to children in hospital, organise Christmas parties (get Santa along of course) and provide Christmas meals to help them feel more at home during their stay in hospital over the festive period.

This role is voluntary and unpaid, although reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. Full training will be given and this is a great way to expand your knowledge of the charity sector and develop new skills.

Duties of the role

Admin (Finance and Operations):

  • Answering phone calls and responding to Christmas related enquiries.
  • Updating Excel spreadsheets.
  • Updating our supporter database – training will be provided.


  • Writing thank you cards or letters for our supporters.
  • Processing Christmas card orders.
  • Writing Christmas cards for our corporate and trust supporters.
  • Co-ordinating advent calendar collections and deliveries.
  • Co-ordinating Christmas present collections and deliveries.

Project Management:

  • Attending a Christmas party for the outpatients of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital


Person specification


  • Good written and verbal communications skills.
  • Able to work using your own initiative.
  • Able to be a team member.
  • Able to use the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Keen to learn about working in an office environment.
  • Commitment to Rockinghorse Children’s Charity’s purpose and work.

In this role you will learn:


  • How the charity sector operates.
  • The range of skills required to ensure a charity operated effectively.
  • How each function within an organisation works together.
  • The role that administration and finance have within a charity.
  • What a fundraiser’s role within a charity involves.
  • The importance of effective marketing and communications within a charity.
  • How projects are developed and reported.
  • Why the charity sector exists and why it has a vital role to play in supporting the local community.
  • Working in an office environment.
  • What it’s like to work in a team.

How to apply

To apply, please email your CV and a short covering letter indicating why you would be interested in supporting us with your time, to