Brisbane Basket Brigade 2023 Community Volunteer Wrapping & Packing Day
The Brisbane Basket Brigade Community Wrapping & Packing Day is back for 2023 and set to take place on Saturday 9 December at St Paul's School at Bald Hills.
We'd love you to join us to ensure that over 2,000 baskets of food and over 3,000 presents are sorted, wrapped and ready for delivery by our Volunteer Delivery Drivers on 10 December to a family or individual in the greater Brisbane community that has fallen on hard times or might be doing it tough this Christmas. Join us to let them know that they are not alone, to show that somebody cares and to remind them of the true spirit of Christmas.
We welcome children to our packing weekend and want to make sure that they also get to experience the joy of giving back at Christmas. If you are bringing a minor they MUST hold a valid ticket in their own name. To purchase a ticket for a minor please ensure that you complete the First Name section of the ticket to include your name as guardian/parent for (e.g. John Smith as parent/guardian for Jayne) and then complete the child’s last name in the last name field.
If you are wanting to deliver to one of our outer Brisbane zones we will have limited availability for you to take those with you when you leave on Saturday. Please select that option when registering.
To deliver to all other zones, please see our Community Volunteer Driver programs in the December newsletter to sign-up.
Below is a brief overview of the roles that we have available on Saturday. Although we will certainly try to make sure you are allocated in the role for your entire shift, we always invite people to do other certain roles as they crop up over the weekend. Just let one of our team know if you’re willing to help out where we need you most.
- Parking Attendants and general roustabouts – this role will provide directions for vehicles doing Basket Buddy drop offs
- Registration Desk attendants – helping to check in our volunteers before each shift and provide general administrative assistance
- Drop-off crew – assisting our general roustabouts with Basket Buddy drop-off
- General packing day volunteers – a 4-hour shift where you could be doing a range of activities from wrapping and sorting gifts, sorting food and packing food bags, assembling and decorating gift boxes and/or preparing the gift boxes ready for delivery
To join our Saturday Community Wrapping & Packing Day please sign up for your free ticket below in the category or shift that best suits you. If you have any queries about how the program works please reach out to us at BBB.Volunteers@magicmoments.org.au and we will get back to you.
This year's Packing Event will be held at St Paul's School at Bald Hills in the Walker Centre (number 67/68 on the SPS campus map) with parking available (number 5 on the SPS campus map) then just a short walk up the stairs next to the pool and around to the left to the venue.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no access to the Walker Centre on the tennis court side of the building.