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We aim to keep the third sector in York updated with all of the latest news and information about events.

Volunteering Fair – 4 June

Find out more about volunteering opportunities with charities and organisations in York Did you know that as well as boosting your confidence, volunteering can be a great way of meeting new people, discovering new experiences and gaining valuable new skills? Discover...

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What’s New At Tribe?

Tribe York is now six months old (yey!) and we’ve celebrated by signing a long term lease to keep us in the Nursery Block for the foreseeable future. We set out on a mission last year to create a collaborative co-working space for social entrepreneurs, freelancers and...

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Magical community garden WLTM new friends

YUMI, York’s intercultural friendship group, is about to open the gates of its international community garden for the 2019 growing season, and are on the lookout for new friends and volunteers to help them out. YUMI welcomes everyone! You might be a keen gardener,...

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Connecting Communities

In 2015 the British Red Cross and Co-op launched a partnership to tackle loneliness across the UK.  Their Trapped in a Bubble report investigated the triggers for loneliness in the UK and found that it does not just affect the elderly. Many other groups in society,...

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York Celebrates Autism event

The drop-in event will be held on Saturday 6 April from 10am-1:30pm, at Spark:York CIC, (17-21 Piccadilly, York YO1 9PB) during World Autism Week. Co-created by partners including United Response, City of York Council, the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group...

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Volunteering at Beetle Bank Social Farm

Emily, one of Beetle Bank Social Farm's volunteers, shares her experience with York CVS in her blog below. Discovering Beetle Bank Farm Supported by the NHS England volunteering policy, this year I finally took the opportunity to dedicate 5 days to a volunteering...

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Healthwatch York NHS Long Term Plan Survey 2019

Healthwatch York’s aim is to put you at the heart of health and social care services in our city. By getting feedback from as many people as possible we can see what is working well and what needs to be improved. With growing pressure on the NHS – an ageing...

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Local Rugby Club Tackle Homelessness

York based rugby club ‘New Earswick All Blacks’ (NEAB) has teamed up with a group of homeless people in an effort to help them to become walking tour guides in the city. The club will be organising a series of fundraising events throughout the year to support...

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Youth Mental Health First Aid courses 2018-19

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a set of courses that aim to train those who work or live with children and young people aged 8-18 years in how to support their mental health, provide help in an emergency and guide them towards appropriate support. NEW in 2019 –...

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New Pay It Forward Fast Paced Work Outs in York

Move the Masses free pop-up sessions are now happening across the city, led by fantastic volunteer Move Champions. But now it is time for something a little different. On Tuesday 26th March Move the Masses launch the first peg-it session, which combine fitness with...

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The York Armed Forces Community Consultation Survey

Currently, no-one knows how many of the Armed Forces community live, work or have family members who reside with in the wider York population. This makes it difficult to both commission and target local services. Despite many genuine efforts to support the Armed...

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Free family friendly workouts for all this half term

Have you ever wanted to workout with your children, and their Grandparents too, but didn’t know how? Well now is your chance! Move the Masses are bringing their free workouts to a park near you this half term. There are three, totally free, workouts happening in three...

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Benenden Health Community Grant Scheme

Health and wellbeing provider Benenden are looking for community projects or programmes to support through one-off grants in and around your local area. The grants awarded will be up to £2,000 per initiative and ideally will have an impact on the services provided,...

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Volunteers Needed York 50 + Festival Team

This is the fifteenth year of the York 50+ Festival, a grassroots citywide event that brings thousands of older people together with younger people to experience new activities and enjoy old ones. It is part of the national celebration around 1 October, the...

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New Homeshare Service in York

Homeshare York is a new service that matches an older homeowner with a younger person in a homesharing arrangement for mutual benefit. Homesharers provide 10 hours of support and companionship a week to a Householder in exchange for a room in their home. The service...

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Affordable Office Space Available at the Priory Street Centre

Here at the Priory Street Centre we have an exciting opportunity to become a tenant of York CVS, based right in the centre of York. We have 2 rooms available. With excellent transport links, we are home to a variety of charitable organisations who provide support and...

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Becoming a Shared Lives Carer

By Jack Woodhams Shared Lives is a pioneering approach to social care, and is managed in York by local charity The Avalon Group. The Shared Lives approach sees trained carers open their homes to people with disabilities, mental health needs and/or dementia who can...

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Christmas Opening Times at York CVS

York CVS would like to wish you all a happy festive season and all the best for the start of 2019. Our opening times We close reception here at the Priory Street Centre at lunchtime on Friday 21 December. We will reopen for business on Wednesday 2 January 2019. We...

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Community Tools Demo Sessions

Calling all voluntary organisations, local residents, community groups, social enterprises and charities in York! Do you want to make new connections and raise awareness of what you do? Are you interested in how you can find out more about community activities,...

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Handyperson service opens in York!

If you, your clients or someone you know needs a hand to make their home safer, brighter and more homely, handyperson Russell's your man! The city's handyperson service was run by Yorkshire Housing, but has been taken over by the council. Russell's now part of the...

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