York CVS's blog

York CVS aims to provide support and essential services to the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in York. As part of this service, we would like to invite organisations and individuals to contribute to our blog, and we will occasionally highlight these articles in our monthly newsletter.

If you would like to contribute a blog article, you can get in touch by filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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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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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