Volunteers Needed For WrapUp London's Coat Collections At Tube Stations This Winter

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Volunteers Needed For WrapUp London's Coat Collections At Tube Stations This Winter
Five volunteers with big bags presumably full of coats next to a wrapped up image of Nelson's Column

Help needed! WrapUp London's annual winter coat collection needs volunteers.

Every winter, the WrapUp London initiative collects unwanted coats and passes them on — through charity partners — to those who most need them. A simple act of mass decluttering can give a huge boost to homeless and vulnerable people, and could even save lives.

This year's collection takes place between 8 and 28 November, with collection points at major train stations to collect your unwanted coats. Locations will include Waterloo, Victoria, London Bridge, Kings Cross and Moorgate, but we'll pass on the full details of where you can donate your coat nearer the time.

Loads of white bags full of coats with happy looking people peering over them, in front of a train station
The fruits of a previous year's coat collection. Image: Hands On London.

For now, WrapUp London is looking for volunteers to help out with the big coat collection. You can help in four ways: (1) collecting coats at stations; (2) transporting coats to sorting centres; (3) coat sorting and inventory; (4) helping with community collections (i.e. places other than the hub train stations).

If you'd like to volunteer for this wonderful initiative, details can be found on the WrapUp London website. Follow them on Twitter via @WrapUpLondon for further updates. WrapUp London is organised by the charity HandsOn London, who run various volunteering projects across the capital.

Last Updated 09 November 2021