We are regularly updating the site and welcome additional information. If you have additional information click here
These Links open up in another window.
Arc Light is a charity that provides accommodation and support to homeless men and women in York. We have been delivering services since 1999 and operate from a signature facility, in private grounds close to the city centre, which has 35 bedrooms, meeting and counselling spaces as well as education, health, fitness and community facilities. This welcoming and inspirational space offers our clients not only a place to stay but also the chance to make positive changes in their lives.
We are always happy to hear from volunteers who would like to work at Arc Light - please see our website for more details.
We are a small and fairly new charity, and are currently governed by a small band of Trustees, and the day to day work is handled by our Director Robin Rolls. Our overall aim is to empower young people to be the change they want to see in their communities through developing partnerships and projects and through a Young Leaders Award in schools. We’re starting to see young lives transformed by our work which is amazing!
The Besom is here to help people give what they have to those who genuinely need it. Whether it is their time, skills, things, money or a gift pack. It ensures effective, involved & prayerful giving and the service it provides is free.
Report: Besom Autumn Newsletter 5.9MB
CAFOD is the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales. In more than 40 countries across the world, we bring hope, compassion and solidarity to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice.
Carecent is an ecumenical centre for all homeless, unemployed or disadvantaged members of our community. In conjunction with other agencies, it is our aim to seek ways of moving people forward to an improved lifestyle. In order to achieve this, we provide food, clothing and fellowship in a clean and friendly environment.
Our volunteer staff are always ready to listen and offer help and advice. Carecent is open to all, regardless of background, age or gender, six mornings a week - Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 10.45am.
Christians Against Poverty is a national debt counselling charity with a network of 125 centres based in local churches. CAP offers hope and a solution to anyone in debt through its unique, in-depth service.
The Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade (CLCGB), often referred to as “The Brigade,” is “The Anglican Church’s own uniformed youth organisation: welcoming children and young people of all faiths and none.” This organisation has a lot of history and, for over 100 years, The Brigade has been fulfilling its object “to extend the kingdom of Christ among lads and girls”
Yorkshire and Humberside Circles of Support and Accountability is a community response to sexual offending, working in partnership with criminal justice agencies.
We aim to reduce the risk of future sexual offending by supporting and holding to account those who have committed sexual offences in the past (known as 'core members'). Our overall aim is to support core members to stop offending, to lead responsible, productive and accountable lives, creating no more victims. Our carefully selected and trained volunteers provide core members with responsible opportunities for safe reintegration, acting as a support and safety mechanism for both the offender and the community.
City of Sanctuary is a movement to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary in the UK. Our goal is to create a network of towns and cities throughout the country which are proud to be places of safety, and which include people seeking sanctuary fully in the life of their communities.
A City of Sanctuary is a place of safety and welcome for people whose lives are in danger in their own countries. It is a place where the skills and cultures of people seeking sanctuary are valued, where they are included in local communities and able to contribute to the life of the city. Community groups, local government, media,business, schools and colleges have a shared commitment to offering sanctuary, so that it is seen as part of the city’s identity by local people. People seeking sanctuary can easily build relationships with local people as neighbours, friends and colleagues. Through these relationships, local people come to understand the injustices refugees face, and become motivated to support and defend them.
Family Matters York is a charity whose aim is to encourage and promote relationship skills at all stages of life. We offer training and resources through partnerships with churches, schools, statutory bodies and other charities.
FCN is a UK network of groups of volunteers drawn from the farming community and rural churches. FCN volunteers are there to ‘walk with’ and support farming people and families as they seek to resolve their problems, whatever they may be. FCN is a Christian organisation and as such, it has a Christian ethos behind everything it does.
In Yorkshire, we have volunteers throughout the county, hold our meetings in York and work very hard to alleviate distress in the farming community which can be financial, relationship or health related. We are happy to come along and speak to anyone who is interested in our work. Helen M J Benson. FCN Yorkshire Coordinator. firstname.lastname@example.org
IDAS is a charity that provides comprehensive support services to all those experiencing or affected by domestic abuse. We work throughout York, Harrogate and District, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Craven and have links with other specialist domestic abuse services throughout North Yorkshire.
We were formerly York Women's Aid and decided to change our name to reflect the changing nature of the work we do. As well as expanding the geographical area of our work, we now provide support to male victims of abuse as well as women and employ a young person's advocacy worker to work with people aged 11 to 18 years old.
The Island N1 is a registered mentoring charity that offers support to vulnerable 8 - 13 year-olds (and disabled young people aged 14 - 19) in York who are struggling to cope at home, school, or in the wider community, or who are experiencing difficult transitions in their lives. It links these young people with volunteer mentors with whom they meet on a weekly basis over a minimum of one year. This allows them to develop supportive, ongoing relationships, whilst also providing them with the undivided attention and ‘islands of space and time’ they need to increase their confidence and self-esteem, participate in worthwhile recreational activities, and move forward in their lives.
If you are interested in volunteering with The Island or would like more information about our work, please contact Nigel or Jenni on 01904 628449 / 07595 695559 or by e-mail via email@example.com
Reflect is a support service based in York that is specifically for women and men facing an unplanned or crisis pregnancy. It may be that you need to know more about your options, or that you are having trouble coming to terms with your situation. We are one of around 150 similar centres across the UK and can offer trained advisers to help.
Restore (York) Ltd provides housing and support for people in York who would otherwise be homeless. The charity began in 2010 in response to the need in the city for suitable homes for people leaving emergency housing provision, who were not ready for an unsupported tenancy. Restore has a Christian ethos but provides for anyone in need without prejudice and aims to provide a home for as long as it is needed.
For more information contact Barrie Stephenson or Ed Hambleton firstname.lastname@example.org or 0843 289 7927
Street Angels York is a Church-led initiative that is made up of volunteers who want to help make York city centre a safer and better place. Volunteers walk the city streets into the early hours on Friday and Saturday nights caring for, practically helping and listening to people, especially those in vulnerable or difficult situations. We would also like to open a Safe Haven providing free hot drinks and a safe place to stay to wait for taxis or friends.
York Christian Aid Group help to coordinate fundraising and campaigning within the city; organising a wide range of events to support Christian Aid's partners and projects working to end poverty around the world. We also provide a central point for the annual Christian Aid Week envelope collections, and have resources and speakers available for local churches or groups interested in humanitarian relief work. For more information, please contact email@example.com
Report: Click for report
Our aim is simply to share the gospel with young people aged 8-18, and equip them for Christian living through our holidays, events and training programs.
York Courses is based in historic York and we produce courses specially designed for groups of Christians from different traditions to study together.
Our courses are used all over the world, helping people to share their experiences and understanding of the Christian faith. Although the most popular time to use our courses is Lent, they are not 'Lent-specific' and so can be used at any time of year.
York Mind is an independent provider of high quality mental health services in York and its surrounding area.
Our wide range of services help individuals as they recover from a variety of mental health conditions. We are a leading local provider of services supporting individuals recovering from mental ill-health to achieve outcomes that will progress them towards recovery, social inclusion and integration in mainstream activity such as learning, volunteering or employment.
York Racial Equality Network (YREN) is a voluntary organisation and registered charity based in York. We aim to promote awareness of the needs of black and minority ethnic (BME) and other people in the York area by developing links with appropriate voluntary and statutory agencies and by encouraging a multi-agency approach to race justice issues.
Founded in 1996 York Schools and Youth Trust (YoYo) works with schools and churches to bring the Christian faith alive . YoYo is a non-denominational charity managed by a Board of Trustees and currently has six members on the staff team who regularly lead assemblies, lessons and clubs as well as RE days, prayer days and drama sessions in most of the schools across the city. YoYo is supported by many volunteers who help the team in schools as well as those churches and individuals who support us through prayer or financial means.
The York Teaching Hospital Charity raises vital funds to support the work of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust is committed to improving the services and quality of care for patients and carers in York and the surrounding areas.