What is a Volunteer?

A volunteer is someone who does unpaid work or activities within the community.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, make new friends and learn new skills.

What types of activities could I do as a Volunteer?
As a volunteer you could work with children, young people, the elderly, people with disabilities, nature, animals, or IT. You might be on a committee, work in a shop, design a website or co-ordinate an event. You can use or develop your skills in befriending, finance, DIY, gardening, listening, conservation, arts and crafts and much more.


How do I find out more?

City of York Council offer volunteering opportunities in a range of areas including working with young people, the environment and health.

York CVS provides information about becoming a volunteer. If you're not sure what you would like to do, contact York CVS to discuss your skills and your interests.

Doit.org is a national website for people who are interested in volunteering. There is more information about volunteering and what support is available for volunteers who have special educational needs or disabilities online.


Useful websites


York Family Information Service and Information Service for Young People

01904 554444 / 01904 555400


Search for Childcare and Services