Magic of Christmas Memories
Read about our latest intergenerational project as part of our Social Connections programme celebrating the magic of Christmas.
Guest blog, employee-volunteer, Aviva
A team of employee-volunteers from Aviva team took part in a Team Challenge at The Hut, read this blog to see what they got up to.
Calling all young budding artists!
Do you know any primary school pupils who would love their artwork displayed in York?
Employee-volunteers have Fun with Numbers!
This week some new employee-volunteers took part in our Fun with Numbers training session.
Team Challenge Week 2021
Thank you to all those who took part!
The York Cares team reconnect
After over a year working remotely, the York Cares team come back together!
There has been a hive of activity at Nestlé York
Nestlé have been busy bees building a new beehive enclosure at their site in York.
Reflecting on my Placement Year with York Cares
Katy looks back at her Placement Year with us and everything she has achieved!
Golden Moments 2021
On 8 July we had our twelfth annual Golden Moments awards.
5 Reasons we love being a small charity
It's #SmallCharityWeek and we're celebrating being a small charity
Volunteers’ Week 2021
We're saying thank you to all of our wonderful employee-volunteers.
York Festival of Ideas 2021
We are excited to be involved in this year's York Festival of Ideas 2021.
Guest Blog: Louise Soulsby, Chair of York Cares
We're delighted that Louise Soulsby is taking over the role as our chair!
Team Challenges are back!
Our first team challenge took place recently with a team from Nestle getting stuck in!
York Cares Eggstravaganza Trail
Find out about our eggciting windows trail which will be taking place across York
Getting outside during February!
In February, we're encouraging people to spend time outside. Read more for ways to get involved.
York Cares Impact Report 2020
Read our Impact report to find out how we have worked with our members to support the community of York this past year.
What is the link between volunteering and wellbeing?
Katy Elliott, our Volunteering Support Officer, explores the link between volunteering and wellbeing.

Starting Blocks goes behind the scenes of the Criminal Justice System
Starting Blocks activity kick starts with an exciting behind the scenes session.
Covid-19: An update on our activity
Things may look a little different but the need is still there. Find out how we've adapted our programmes due to the ongoing pandemic.
Team Challenges at Greenfields
Ronan writes about taking part in Team Challenges and the new COVID-19 secure measures in place, as a new member of the York Cares team.
Hello from Katy Elliott!
There's a new face in the York Cares team, hear from Katy about why she's looking forward to her placement year with York Cares.
York Women’s Counselling Service: Guest Blog
Sam from York Women's counselling Service share their experiences of working York Cares on a Skills Share activity.
Friends of Rowntree Park BCC: Guest Blog
Abigail from the Friends of Rowntree Park shares why volunteers make such a difference to the Friends and the park.
Fun with Numbers Internship: Guest Blog
Anna Wilson, 3rd Year Psychology Student at the University of York shares her experience of her internship.
York Cares Impact Report 2019
Employee-volunteers made a huge contribution towards making York a better place in 2019, read our impact report to find out more.
City of York Council’s Project Dare: Guest Blog
Katie Porter-Smith, Communications Officer, City of York Council, shares her experience of delivering Project Dare as part of the Aspirations programme.
Team Challenge Week round-up
Read about the highlights of Team Challenge Week 2019.
“Hello” from our student volunteer interns
Each year we are supported by student volunteer interns from the University of York. Meet our new interns and find out what they will be doing over the next year.
GEMS at Aviva: Guest Blog
Joanne Thompson from Aviva shares her experiences of delivering a GEMS session for a group of Year 9 girls.
Nestlé: Guest Blog
Adrian Brown, Customer Service Executive, Nestlé shares his team's experience of delivering Social Connections activities.
Inspiring Minds Internship: Guest Blog
Chloe Hodgson, York St John University Psychology student shares her experiences working with York Cares.
Social Connections Parties
Social Connections - What's it all about?
My year as an Intern at York Cares: Guest Blog
Rebecca shares her experiences of being a Communications and Admin Intern with York Cares.
Nestlé’s Social Connections: Guest Blog
As part of Dementia Action Week 2019 Nestlé welcomed in some of the city's older residents to enjoy tea, cake and games.
Right to Read: Guest Blog
Emma Keef, CSR and Engagement Co-ordinator, Benenden Health shares the first instalment of her Right to Read journey.
TSP Projects challenge Year 10 pupils with Project Dare
Employee-volunteers from TSP Projects gave pupils an insight into engineering design and construction as part of Project Dare.
York Cares Stakeholder 2019
Over 60 individuals from businesses, community organisations and charities across York met to help relaunch our Skills Share programme.
Fun with Numbers: Guest Blog
Alex Müller is studying for an MSc in Psychology at the University of York and has been working on developing a volunteer-led maths programme.
Hello from our student volunteer interns
Each year we are supported by student volunteer interns from the University of York. Find out how this year's interns have found their experience here.
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