Volunteers give over 3450 hours to help children and young people in York

Volunteers in York gave over 3450 hours of their time last year to help support young people and their families in the city.

The evaluation from City of York Council looked at volunteers across key areas in children’s services including Mentors; Appropriate Adults (supporting young people in police custody); Community Panel Members (working with the Youth Offending Team); Independent Visitors (supporting young people in foster care; and Early Years support volunteers.

The 200 volunteers range in age from 18 to 77, with some – particularly students -volunteering for relatively short periods of time, and others volunteering with the same service for years.

For general information on volunteering in York visit www.york.gov.uk/volunteering or for opportunities with children and young people email Alison.cammiss@york.gov.uk

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