Council staff encouraged to volunteer

Staff at City of York Council are being inspired to give their time and volunteer for organisations across the city, through a Staff Volunteering Fair featuring some 30 charities and community groups.

70 per cent of the council’s 6,000 employees are York residents and all are being encouraged to take up the corporate offer of one day of volunteering leave, matched with one day of leave from their annual allocation.

The Fair, which is being held tomorrow (22 January 2015)  gives a chance to explore the huge range of volunteering opportunities available from charitable and community-based organisations across the city.

Staff can donate their skills and energy towards a range of projects from protecting local wildlife and preserving historic locations, to giving their time to the libraries and a range of charities