What? Youth Support Worker Where? Door 84 When? Monday to Wednesday Assisting in development of activities and services for young people. Activities include: cookery, dance, drama, art and design. What? Helper Where? Mind@Our Celebration When? Negotiable Various opportunities in fundraising and events planning, befriending, mentoring and supporting various groups. What? Helper Where? Arc Light When? Negotiable Working in the kitchen and helping to run activities. Activities are run in areas such as sports, arts and crafts, discussion groups etc.
more opportunities What? Film Club Helper Where? Friendly Film Society for the Disabled When? Second Thursday of Every Month Providing assistance at a monthly film club for people with disabilities. What? Christian Schools Worker Where? York Schools and Youth Trust (YoYo) When? Negotiable Planning and leading RE lessons and assemblies and after school clubs. What? Scout Leaders Where? Lidgett Grove Scout Group When? Negotiable Various organisational and team-leading tasks. Planning and running activities, events and trips. What? Helper Where? Friends of York Hospitals When? Negotiable Opportunities including working as a guide, in the library, on specific wards and fundraising.
National Student Volunteering Week events throughout the week including free cakes and cookies on friday 24th february ask anu or andy for full details YSJinvolved // 2
Chaya has volunteered in the Alumni Development Office, at St Thomas’ Parish Church and in various projects in the university such as ‘Careers. Officially Not Scary’. Chaya is now the new ‘Freecycle’ Co-ordinator. She said “I want to make the most of university life and engage in the community”.
internal opportunities What? Language Buddy Where? York St John University When? Four hours per month minimum Working with women whose second language is English. Socialising with them to assist the development of their English language skills. What? Coffee / Tea Afternoon Helper Where? York St John Students’ Union When? Wednesdays 2 - 4.30pm Making coffee / tea and serving biscuits cakes to older residents of Heworth at St Wulstan’s Church.
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