Skip to main content

Christian Aid Week FAQs

Find answers to some commonly asked questions. Please see Coronavirus guidance for events and activities below.

'No cold-calling' areas

Your questions answered

Adapting house to house

Perhaps you haven’t got enough volunteers to cover all your streets. That’s OK – there are lots of ways you can adapt house to house to make it easier and more enjoyable.

See our suggestions

Collector recruitment ideas

Being asked personally is one of the most powerful motivators for getting involved in Christian Aid Week. So, as well as thinking about where you can publish requests for collectors (for instance, in your church notices or newsletter) think about who you can approach individually and how to go about it. 

Most collectors are long standing volunteers who are well known to their church representative or organiser. When a new collector joins your group, if they are not known to one of your existing members, please speak to their church leader to ensure they are in good standing in their church. Please also ask them if they have any prior convictions and get in touch with us for further advice if they do.

Here are a few ideas

Essential information

Due to an agreement we have with other charities, please ensure that collectors deliver and collect envelopes during Christian Aid Week only.  

More information

Frequently asked questions on the doorstep

Not sure what to say when asked for more information about Christian Aid and how we work? We’ve got answers to all the most common questions that come up on the doorstop.

Read the FAQs

Health and safety guidelines

Everything you need to know about keeping safe whilst collecting.

Read our advice

What to say when collecting

Here’s a starting script to give you an idea of what to say when you are collecting.

Use our handy script

Talk to us

Let us know what works in your area.

We always want to hear your ideas. If you would like to to share your experiences of using these suggestions or any other ideas you may have, please contact your local office or email

Thank you so much for all you do for Christian Aid Week.