A new volunteering strategy for York
We want a city where everyone has a chance to volunteer, where many people volunteer often, and where the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector makes a positive difference to lives, communities and the challenges facing us in the 21st century.
In 2021-22, we will:
- review the city-wide volunteer strategy People Helping People and co-produce a new shared strategy for the next five years;
- develop ideas for recognising volunteering in York and look for sponsors for a high-profile annual celebration, aiming to hold the first celebration during Volunteers Week 2022;
- explore ways to collect and share evidence about voluntary action;
- publish a report on volunteering in York (target date, Volunteers Weak 2022).
- a brief profile of the city and its people as context;
- the extent and nature of voluntary action in York;
- the nature, diversity and contribution of volunteers in York;
- how volunteering has evolved in recent years;
- challenges and opportunities facing volunteers and voluntary organisations in the years ahead;
- what people say about volunteering – why they volunteer (or don’t), what they like about it, and any changes they’d like to see examples of good practice, ideas and innovation in York and beyond;
- unmet needs, gaps and overlaps in provision, and ideas for improvement.
People Helping People: impact, city led volunteering in York
Based on the Cities of Service model, ‘People Helping People’ focuses on impact volunteering; particularly, how people can help people to deliver positive change in York, and elsewhere, by working with city priorities. As part of our Strategic Plan (2021-26) we will review the city-wide volunteer strategy People Helping People and co-produce a new shared strategy for York for the next five years.