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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. 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.