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.
Project Dare City of York Council Guest Post
Katie Porter-Smith, Communications Officer from CYC shares her experience of delivering a 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 inters!
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
Joanne Thompson from Aviva shares her experiences of delivering a GEMS session for Year 9 Girls at Aviva.
Social Connections Nestle Guest Blog
Adrian Brown, Customer Service Executive from Nestle shares his teams 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 on the Inspiring Minds Internship.
Social Connections Parties
Social Connections. What's it all about?
My Year as a Communications & Admin Intern at York Cares
Rebecca shares her experiences of a Communications and Admin intern with York Cares.
Nestlé get involved with the Social Connections programme!
Last week as part of Dementia Action Week 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 from Benenden Health shares the first installment 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! Developing a volunteer-led maths programme
Alex Müller is studying for an MSc in Psychology and has been working on developing Number Clubs.
Right to Read Summer 2019!
We are now recruiting for Right to Read volunteers to go into schools and help primary school pupils with their reading in the Summer term
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.
York Cares 2018 Impact Report
Employee-volunteers made a huge contribution towards making York a better place in 2018, read our impact report to find out more.
Annual Programme 2019
Our programme outlines the range employee-volunteering opportunities available in 2019.
Guest Blog from Nestle
A team of employee-volunteers from Nestle hosted an apprentice style activity in a local secondary school.
Show that York cares this Christmas!
We're looking for teams of volunteers from our member organisations to take part in this year's Christmas collections.
We need your votes!
We need your votes in the Aviva Community Fund for the chance to win £5,000 to set up Number Clubs and support primary school pupils with their maths.
Team Challenge Week 2018
3 days, 3 sites, 6 half day challenges!
Right to Read Spring 2019!
We are now recruiting for Right to Read volunteers to go into schools and help primary school pupils with their reading in Spring term!
Hello from two new faces at York Cares
This year's student volunteer interns Rebecca and Shannay say hello!
Nestle host a careers focused day for college students
Employee-volunteers from Nestle reminded pupils that there is #nowrongpath when it comes to thinking about their future options.
Golden Moments 2018
On 19 July it was our annual Golden Moments awards, read about the winners here!
Employee-volunteers from Aviva challenge pupils with Project Dare
This term it was pupils from Millthorpe secondary school's turn to take on Project Dare.
Right to Read volunteer recruitment is open!
Would you like to volunteer one hour a week helping primary school pupils with their reading?
Guest Blog: Molly Hawthorne
Molly looks back over her year as a student volunteer with York Cares
Getting ready for Big Community Challenge 2018
Preparations for Big Community Challenge 2018 are well underway!
York Cares Annual Stakeholder Meeting
Over 70 representatives from across the city came together to consider social value.
We’re looking for the site of 2018’s Big Community Challenge!
3 days, over 200 volunteers, one local community space... but where will it be?
It’s almost time for Project Dare!
With the next Project Dare challenges just around the corner, York Cares Intern Molly Hawthorne gives her take on Project Dare.
Right to Read Summer 2018
We are now recruiting Right to Read volunteers for the Summer term. Register your interest by February 16th to join our fantastic group of volunteers!
York Cares Annual Programme 2018
Our programme outlines the range employee-volunteering opportunities available in 2018.
Benenden challenge pupils with Project Dare
Employee-volunteers from Benenden dared pupils to think about mental health and marketing.
Team Challenge Week 2017
Over 100 employee-volunteers. Four challenges. One week. That can only mean one thing – Team Challenge Week 2017!
Guest Blog: Molly Hawthorne
Hello from the new Communications and Aspirations intern!
Raising aspirations through Project Dare
This academic year Project Dare is expanding, read about it here.
The York Cares team get their gardening gloves on
See what the York Cares Team got up to when they volunteered at Gale Farm Court!
Golden Moments 2017
Read about the winners of this year's Golden Moments awards!
Big Community Challenge Guest Blog
Read a guest blog about the Big Community Challenge written by Hannah our Communications and Marketing Intern.
Guest Blog from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Read this guest blog from Paul Brook at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation about his experience of our Right to Read programme.
Guest Blog from Aviva
Read this Guest Blog from employee volunteers at Aviva who delivered an Interview Skills workshop for Bright Futures.
York Cares annual Stakeholder Meeting
Read about this year's Stakeholder Meeting at Aviva.
Design your Outlet with Haxby Road Primary
Year 4 pupils from Haxby Road Primary became shop designers for the day with York Designer Outlet!
Behind the Scenes at York Hospital with Starting Blocks!
A group of looked after young people go behind the scenes at York Hospital.
Project Dare: Year 9 Step Up to the Challenge!
Project Dare ran with The Joseph Rowntree school for a second time this March. Read about it here.
From zero to hero!
Hear some of the highlights from our Right to Read volunteers from student intern, Jemma.
Dementia Friends Guest Blog
Read this Guest Blog from Rosie our Team Challenge Intern about her experience of a Dementia Friends session.
York Cares Annual Programme 2017
See the range of opportunities that we have on offer this year
Make a Difference this Christmas: Guest Blog
Jennie from the York Housing Association shares this touching piece about how our annual Christmas Collection supports the women she works with.
Guest Blog from Portakabin
Read this Guest Blog from Portakabin's Neil Barwise about how his team stayed cheerful on a slightly rainy Big Community Challenge.
Guest Blog from John Lewis
Take a look at this Guest Blog from Liz Johnson, a volunteer from this year's Big Community Challenge.
Celebrating Ten Years!
Volunteers recognised at York Cares Golden Moments Awards
Back to the Beginning
As we enter our tenth anniversary year, we are having a look at how York Cares all began.
Guest Blog: Lucy Horsman
A few words from a new face at York Cares
New faces at the Big Community Challenge
Four recent new members, ADVA, Lendlease, Omnicom Engineering and TSP, describe their first experiences with York Cares
Helping York become Dementia Friendly
Read more about Tesco's time at Windsor House on the York Cares Big Community Challenge
Team Challenges spring into action
Our volunteers have been busy supporting the community over the summer.
Volunteering together for Team Challenge Week
Volunteers support the community during Team Challenge Week.
Annual Stakeholder Meeting
Our new proposals for working in secondary schools are announced.
York CU Graduation
Over 100 children graduate through York CU.
Guest Blog from Benenden Health
Take a look at our guest blog from Amy Goodman, a volunteer on the Right to Read scheme
York Cares: Robots and tasting quality chocolate
Another fun-packed fortnight with CU in the City.
Guest Blog from Hiscox
Take a look at our first guest blog from Vicky Foster at Hiscox who volunteered on the Charity Business Review.
CU in the City is back with a bang!
Exciting events for children and their families...
Cooking up a treat with Starting Blocks
Young care leavers get insight into hospitality and catering industry.
Business support for OCAY
Local charity OCAY gets boost through Charity Business Review.
Three local charities benefit from business support
Success for third York Cares Charity Business Review (CBR).
Business and charity can be perfect match
York Cares recently launched a third Charity Business Review (CBR) which helps local voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.
Spreading some Christmas cheer
The festive season is well and truly upon us and York Cares is getting into the spirit of things with our annual Christmas opportunities.
Volunteers Join Forces in Foxwood
Every year York Cares runs a Big Community Challenge in which a local space is transformed in just three days.
Fireworks, Robots and Diagon Alley
Back by popular demand, CU in the City returned last month just six months after its launch.
Giving Children the Right to Read
Since 2006, York Cares has been matching employee-volunteers with schools to provide much needed one-to-one reading support for children.
Transforming Foxwood Community Centre
We've been busy planning the annual York Cares Big Community Challenge.
Celebrating York Cares’ volunteers
Last month the annual York Cares Golden Moments Awards took place on a glorious summer evening in the Aviva Boardroom.
Portakabin builds new links with the community
Volunteers from Portakabin Group have made an enthusiastic start to their employee-volunteering scheme.