Volunteering in York
Welcome to the York Volunteer Centre.
We're passionate about volunteering and York is a great place to get involved. Volunteers enable a massive amount of valuable work to take place in the city; work that otherwise would not happen.
Volunteering puts giving at the heart of how we live.
- help you with your personal development;
- provide the skills and experience you need to get into - or to return to - paid work;
- increase your confidence and reduce isolation.
We work with more than 300 organisations. We usually have details of more than 350 volunteering opportunities we can tell you about.
Find out more about our service or use the links on the left for information about volunteering or supporting volunteers.
Volunteering: How men make all the difference!
It is a well known fact that health and social care is a field dominated by women both in paid and voluntary positions.
Organisations have long struggled to recruit men into roles which are traditionally seen as feminine, many of which would benefit hugely by having a more balanced workforce.
In order to think through the challenges of this, we at York CVS have interviewed ten men who volunteer across eleven typical health and social care settings.
We asked them about their experiences, what led them to get involved in a stereotypically feminine area of volunteering and what their advice to organisations was.
Read their stories here
In order to help organisations who would like to recruit more men, we have produced a toolkit from our findings.
Are you interested in volunteering but unsure of where to start or how you could be of use?
We, in partnership with WEA, are holding a 'Skills for Volunteers' course, starting June 4th 2013 to give you all the information and support you could need for your career as a volunteer. Click here for more details. or come to our information drop in session.
Do you live in Acomb or Westfield?
You might be interested in the York TimeBank project.