Image Title

Volunteer

Annual Christmas Sleep-out!

Community

Annual Christmas Sleep-out!

Novas

National

At a Glance

  • Start Date:17/12/2021
  • End Date:18/12/2021
  • Closing date:18/12/2021
  • Post Updated:24/11/2021
  • Min Hours:From 7pm Friday until 7am Saturday
  • Role Type:Fundraising

Requirements:

Description

This year the event takes place in Limerick City, Thurles Co. Tipperary and Tralee Co. Kerry on Friday 17th of December from 7pm until 7am (or whatever portion of the night you are able to attend). Please let us know what location you are interested in and we will record it here.

We ask that all participants seek to raise at least €50. There are a number of ways to do this:

If you wish, we can post you out a sponsorship card so that you can seek sponsorship from friends and families, colleagues and neighbours. If you wish to receive a sponsorship card, please provide us with your address or you can pick one up from our Head Office on 87 O’Connell Street, Limerick.

 

Donations can also be made via our website

 

You can also set up a fundraising page 

All the money raised via the Sleep-Out goes directly to our frontline services.

 

Some Frequently Asked Questions:

WHEN AND WHERE IS THE CHRISTMAS SLEEP-OUT 2021?

Friday 17th of December in Limerick, Tralee and Thurles.

 

WHAT TIME DOES IT START AND END?

The event starts at 7pm and ends at 7am the next morning.

 

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

You can take part by sleeping out on December 17th and raising sponsorship – we will provide you with a sponsorship card. Contact us and we will post a card or two out to you.

 

I DON’T WANT TO RAISE SPONSORSHIP, CAN I STILL GET INVOLVED?

If your community group would like to take part as a group and collect on the night, please contact us to arrange this. 

 

DO I NEED TO STAY ALL NIGHT?

Ideally we would like as many people as possible to complete the 12 hours, however we understand that not everyone will be able to do this.

 

CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN?

All under 18’s must be accompanied to a maximum of two children per adult. Under 14’s must be off the street by 10pm and under 18’s off the street by midnight.

 

DO I NEED TO BRING A SLEEPING BAG AND OTHER CAMPING GEAR?

Yes. We will not be providing camping equipment. Please feel free to bring blankets, sleeping bags, mats, cardboard etc. One or two small tents always creates a strong visual impact.

 

SHOULD I BRING FOOD?

There is no need. We will have refreshments on the night, including teas, coffee, sandwiches, goodies and other finger food. Let us know if you have special dietary requirements.

 

IS THERE A COLLECTION ON THE NIGHT?

Yes, we will be holding a bucket collection on the night. All participants will be provided with a permit and collection materials. We will have t-shirts also. 

 

Our Annual Sleep-out is the single biggest fundraising event of the year, and the money raised goes to helping our frontline services such as Street Outreach, emergency accommodation and family supports. 

 

Last year Novas worked with more than 5,700 people throughout Ireland, of which more than 1,000 were children. 

 

Sleep-out with Novas this year to give back and take part in something meaningful this Christmas. 

Is training provided?: No

Details of time commitment needed for role:
From 7pm Friday the 17th of December until 7am Saturday the 18th of December.

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Tracey McCarthy

Address: Novas, 87 O'Connell Street, Limerick

Website: www.novas.ie/

you may also like

View All Opportunities

Join Us!

StudentVolunteer.ie enables students to have the opportunity to: enrich your personal development and employability skills, have a fun experience, meet new people, and give back to your community. Sign up now.

Register Now