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Forget Me Not Childrens Hospice

Christmas Tree Recycling - Drivers and Drivers Mates 6th-14th January

  • Gardening/Environment/Practical
  • Driver

  • Anywhere in Kirklees
Days available to volunteer
  • One Off Event
About the Organisation

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life-shortening conditions and their families across West Yorkshire.

We’re here for any family confronted with the news their child has a life-shortening condition, however, wherever and whenever they need us. By providing superb nursing care, hydrotherapy, creative therapy, days out, memory making, end of life care, bereavement support and counselling, Forget Me Not helps families make the most of every moment they have together.

We need to raise over £4 million a year to keep doing what we do – and with less than 6% of that coming from the government, we rely on our local community to help us continue to be here for the children and families who need us.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rates us as ‘outstanding’. This puts us in the top 1% of all of the organisations they inspect.

Role Description

We need your help to collect Christmas trees between Saturday 6th until Sunday 14th January 2024.

Every collection booked helps us to support local children with life-shortening conditions and their families.

Please pick from the following dates and times to register your place.

Available dates: January dates with two shifts AM (9-12.30) or PM (1-5)

Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th, Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th, Friday 12th, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th

We will be in touch closer to the time to confirm all details and advise you of the meeting place.

You will be sent the eventbrite link once you have completed the web application.

Frequently asked questions

What is provided for us?

We provide vans for collecting, hi-viz to ensure you are visible, gloves to protect your hands when handling and routes to follow.

Do I need to provide driving license if volunteering as driver?

Yes, we will require a copy of your driving license to complete a driver check. Please send an image or photocopy of your license to fundraising@forgetmenotchild.co.uk in order for us to complete the license check before your volunteering date.

Will I be working alone?

No, each van will have a driver and drivers mate.

Do I need to book to bring someone else along?

No, if you want to volunteer on your own we will pair you up with someone else to do the collections with.

Do I need to be able to drive to be a drivers mate?

No, if you cannot drive we will pair you with a driver.

I want to volunteer with my friend, can we be on the same van?

Yes, as long as one of you is a driver. Please ensure you book your tickets on the same booking.

Will I be provided with satnav?

No, the drivers mate will need to assist with satnav by using personal mobile phones. If you have access to a satnav please bring it along to use whilst on your shift.

Do I need to plan my own route?

No, the routes will be planned in advance and each collection will concentrate within a certain area.

What areas will I collect from?

We will collect from Kirklees, Calderdale, Bradford, Wakefield & Leeds.

What should I wear?

Please wear appropriate clothing for the task being completed. Warm and comfortable clothing.

What happens to the trees after we have collected them?

The trees are recycled by being chipped locally and then used for path surfacing and other garden uses.

I have my own van, can I use that?

Yes, we would accept drivers with their own vans as an additional resource, please contact fundraising@forgetmenotchild.co.uk separately without booking if you would like to do this.


Company/Organisation Name

Forget Me Not Childrens Hospice

18 yrs and above

Special Requirements
  • Application form required

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