Entries by The Island York

Volunteer Mentor Recruitment at The Island York

We’re currently performing a volunteer mentor drive here at The Island York. Supporting vulnerable York children by providing them with a range of mentoring services, the mentors work with the service-users to help raise their mental, emotional and social wellbeing. We need more volunteers to come forward to help us so that we can reduce […]

Music at the Shambles Market

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be hosting a music event at the Shambles Market every Sunday from 11am-4pm throughout June. Come and join us for four days of amazing music performed by some of the finest musicians from across Yorkshire. The event is free entry, family-friendly and everyone is welcome. During the events we’ll […]

Gym Classes for Children at Swift Fitness York

We’re delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Swift Fitness in York to provide weekly gym sessions for the children who use our services. Fitness is key to help children and young people take positive steps forward. Participating in physical activity has proven to enhance confidence, self-esteem and mood, which has also transferred […]

Lord Mayor of York chooses The Island as one of his Charities

Councillor Keith Orrell, who will become the new Lord Mayor of York on Thursday 24 May has announced which charities he will support during his year in office. We are thrilled that one of his chosen charities is The Island! Commenting on his choice, Cllr Orrell said: “The Lady Mayoress Elect, Sheriff Elect, Verna Campbell, […]

Fundraiser at the YWMB Networking Event

On Monday 14 May, Catherine Adamson organised a raffle at the York Women Mean Business networking event to raise funds for her upcoming 109-mile walk and wild camping challenge across the Cleveland Way. Catherine is hoping to raise £10,000, which will be split equally between The Island York and Sash. The number of businesses who gave […]

Sainsbury’s Food Bank Donation Drive for The Island, York

On Saturday 5 May, shoppers at Sainsbury’s Monks Cross were invited to find out more about our food bank during a donation drive. This also gave us the opportunity to share stories with Sainsbury’s customers about the impact their donations have on local children and their families who use our services. During the day, we were […]

Race Night at The Haxby Sports Bar

Looking for something to do on Saturday 4 May? Well, our friend and supporter Catherine Adamson will be hosting a Race Night at the Haxby Sports Bar to raise money for two charities, including The Island, York. The Race Night will offer an evening of great fun for everyone to get involved in and there will […]

Acoustic and Folk Mini-Fest – 31 March

We’re delighted to announce that we have been chosen as York’s Little Festival of Live Music’s charity for their upcoming Acoustic and Folk Mini-Fest which will take place at The Black Swan Inn on Saturday 31 March. We are thrilled to be part of this great event which showcases the work of musicians and bands […]

The Island, York – Mentoring Training – May 2018

The Island’s training is back on offer again for potential Volunteers wanting to support one of our provisions. The dates are Thursday 10th/17th and 24th May 2018 all from 17:30pm – 20:30pm at 32 Priory Street, York, YO1 6EX. The training we offer is FREE, however, accreditation’s for both the training and volunteer hours  completed are […]

External Training Opportunity

Brightsparks have been successful in gaining funding to run a 3-day Essential Skills for Working with Children and Young People course again. This free three-day course will provide an introduction to working with children and young people and will cover: Understanding the children’s workforce Managing challenging behaviour Dealing with trauma and attachment issues Developing emotional resilience […]