Interested in Volunteering?
Volunteers are men and women of all ages (18+) who would like to know who their ‘neighbours’ are and how they can help them.
York Neighbours volunteers do not need to make a regular or minimum time commitment. This means it is possible for already busy people – those working full-time, in a caring role, with a family, or those who are away a lot – to join us and make a valuable contribution to helping older people stay independent in their own homes.
Reducing isolation and enabling independence in York
York Neighbours supports people over the age of 65 living within the City of York in 3 different ways, please see the What Do We Do section for further details. Although we are a church-led initiative we positively welcome people of any or no faith as volunteers and users of our service.
Our history We started as ‘Belfrey Neighbours’ in 2012 supported by St Michael le Belfrey church. As our vision to work across the City was realised we changed our name to ‘York Neighbours’. We are one of the community projects working in partnership with One Voice along with organisations such as Street Angels. We work closely with Age UK York and have a Memorandum of Understanding with them.
If you would like a copy of the York Neighbours Constitution you can download an electronic version here, or please contact the office on 01904 891627 to request a written copy.