As part of our Volunteers’ Week celebrations we’re shining the spotlight on ‘Volunteer Voices’!

Everyone has their own unique reason for volunteering, they may want to give back to their local community, share their knowledge and skills, have fun and experience new things, meet new people and gain confidence. Hazel, Rhys and Lauren, Time to Change York Champions, share their reasons with us below.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please visit our Volunteer Centre webpage to view the current volunteering opportunities available in York, or get in touch with our Volunteer Centre Team directly via:

“Some of the things I have done, I would never have had the opportunity to do without becoming a volunteer”

Lauren, Time to Change York Champion

“Being able to volunteer, it’s brilliant for me, it gives me a sense of community and togetherness, and purpose… and I feel like I’m helping people even if it’s only in a very small way”

Hazel, Time to Change York Champion

“I enjoy volunteering in York. The opportunity to share mental health experiences and campaign to end mental health stigma and discrimination is very rewarding”

Rhys, Time to Change York Champion