Invisible York aims to support homeless people living in the city to become walking tour guides. This initiative is based on similar projects operating in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester, where homeless people are already providing this service.

To support this, Invisible York is looking for mentors willing to help the participants to research their tour, write it up and practise it with their friends or volunteers before it is offered as a public service.

Volunteer mentors will play a key role during this stage of the project, which we will run between January – March. You don’t need any specific skills or experience to work as a mentor and Good Organisation will provide you with support throughout your involvement. However, if you have an interest in history, architecture, drama or have worked as a tour guide yourself, then they’d be keen to tap into your skills and knowledge.

Tours will launch next summer, but if an individual needs more time to work on their script, then no pressure will be put on them to start before they are ready. So mentors will need to be flexible enough to support the homeless people to develop at their own pace so that can start when they feel ready.

If you’re still interested in supporting this work, there is an introduction session so you can find out more on December 13th at 18:30-19:30 @ York Priory Street Centre, Fishergate Room or you can register via

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