The Brisbane Basket Brigade Community Wrapping & Packing Day is back bigger and better than ever in 2022 and is set to take place on Saturday 10 December at John Paul College at Daisy Hill.
Continuing on from 2021, the Saturday will be our traditional Packing Day with gift wrapping, food sorting & packing and preparing the baskets ready for delivery, with Sunday used only for deliveries to ensure that we can deliver all the baskets by the end of the packing weekend. To register to be a Delivery Driver please see our Northside or Southside Delivery Driver Events as they become available.
We'd love you to join us on Saturday 10 December to ensure that over 2,000 baskets of food and over 4,000 presents are sorted, wrapped and ready for delivery by our Volunteer Delivery Drivers on 11 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 to let them know that they are not alone, to show that somebody cares and to remind them of the true spirit of Christmas.
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.
We welcome children to our packing weekend (it is Christmas after all) and we 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 on behalf of Brisbane Basket Brigade on Sunday 11 December please see our Community Volunteer Driver programs (launching soon) 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
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.
REGISTER to volunteer at the PACKING DAY HERE
This year's Packing Event will be held at John Paul College at Daisy Hill. The event will be held in the Coleman Centre (marked CC on the JPC campus map) and there will be parking available in the Markwell Car Park at the end of John Paul Drive. From the car park, it's just a short walk via the boom gates to the venue!