Volunteering

As a self-funded charity, York House Centre relies strongly on the time and enthusiasm generously given by our Volunteers.

There are many different ways to volunteer at York House, you could….

Become a TRUSTEE

YHC is managed by a team of Volunteer Trustees with the assistance of 5 part-time members of staff.  The Trustees meet monthly to discuss the running of the building and to plan and implement our future development.  Trustees each take the lead on one or more ‘Portfolios’ e.g. Marketing, Volunteer Liaison etc.  Appointments are made at AGMs or by co-option between AGMs with the approval of the other Trustees – positions are subject to a satisfactory CRB Check.

Help out at the YOUTH CLUBS

YHC runs several Youth Clubs and is always after volunteers. Volunteers are subject to a satisfactory CRB Check. Contact admin@york-house-centre.co.uk if you are interested in helping out.

Join our FUNDRAISING TEAM

Regular events are organised at York House to raise funds and encourage a wide variety of different people into the building.  Events so far include Coffee Mornings, Craft Fairs and Beer Festivals.  Give your time to run an event or help in other ways such as baking a cake or donating a raffle prize.

COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECTS

If you have an artistic flair we have plenty of opportunities for Volunteering.  You can join the Lantern Project Committee or help to organise the Pavement Art Competition.  We are also holding our first Big Draw Event this October which is a free all day event with a professional artist.

MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

If you have DIY skills or can just provide some labour we will be delighted to find you a job to volunteer for!  As a Grade II Listed Building, York House is in constant need of TLC – all tools and materials provided of course.  We recently welcomed a group of volunteers from Santander who re-decorated our upper foyers.  Young people from The Princes Trust have also completed 2 projects at York House.  If your company runs a volunteer scheme then please consider York House for your project.

GARDENING PROJECTS

We are currently converting the far end of our back garden into a ‘Community Gardens Scheme’.  Local community groups will be taking responsibility for small plots to grow fruit, vegetables and flowers.  We are awaiting the result of an Ecominds Lottery application but in the meantime there is lots of work to be done clearing the site – please get involved.