Training 2017

The Island is always looking for new volunteer mentors and we have a training cohort coming up! Please don’t hesitate to book on!

The training is separated over the course of 3 evenings to which you will need to attend them all. The October dates are:

Thursday: 12th 5-8;30

Tuesday: 17th 5 – 8.30pm

Tuesday 24th 5 – 8.30pm

Contact us on enquiries@theislandyork.org if you are interested.

 

Run For all – This Island is the chosen charity!

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The Island has been selected as the partner charity for York’s Mini & Junior Run!!

The event takes place on the 6th August – start time after the 10k approx. 11.45

Youngsters between 3 and 8 can tackle a 1.5km course, while 9 to 14 year olds can run up a storm in the 2.5km event. Both events are FREE to enter, thanks to the kind support of the Arena Group.

Every child who crosses the line will receive a goody bag and finisher’s medal to show the world they did it!

The Mini Fun Run (1.5K) is an event for children aged 3 – 8 years only, who must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 18 years. The parent/guardian must register their details (including date of birth) on the registration form. During the registration process the parent/guardian will be able to enter their children’s details.

The Junior Run (2.5K) is an event for children 9 – 14 years only. Entries must be completed by a parent/guardian aged 18 years or over on behalf of the child.

School Based Mentoring; Volunteer Recruitment

 

Volunteer Recruitment

School Based Mentoring is a project run with a group of 12 volunteer mentors supporting 10 particularly disadvantaged young people in year 5 and 6. The project runs for 20 weekly sessions across the academic year between November and May. Each pupil is matched with a mentor and together they take part in one hour of sports and games and one hour of one to one activities. This one to one time encourages skills development and support. The scheme is coordinated by a Project Leader who liaises with the school, supports the volunteers and leads the sessions.

The project has run for three years now and the results documented the development of meaningful relationships and personal development for all involved.

Sessions are energetic and fun but also provide opportunities for quiet discussion of any worries or challenges the young people may be facing.

The School Based Mentoring project will be expanding from September. The Island are currently recruiting volunteers. The scheme provides a great opportunity to mentor in a school setting, and to participate in group and one to one interactions.

If you would like to apply, please fill in the Schools Based Mentoring Application (2017) form  and return it via email or post to the addresses below.

Should you have any questions please get in touch.

Evie Pirie, Project Leader

evie@theislandyork.org

The Island,

St Columba’s Foundation,

Priory Street,

York, YO1 6E

The Island App is now available!

The Island App is now available to download for free from the App Store.

The App has links to all activities and events in and around York, all our fundraising events and provides ways to donate!

What you waiting for?! Get Downloading! Go on your App store on your phone and type in  The Island York and hit download!

 

Why not go down and visit the Botonist?

During the festive period, The Botonist is spreading a little extra Christmas cheer by helping raise money for The Island.

The Botonist will be adding a contribution of £1 per table to each bill that will go directly to The Island. They will also donate 25p from every kids meal sold to The Island. We are so grateful, so please encourage family and friends to go along for a fun time, great food and fantastic atmosphere.

Click Here to visit the website and menu

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Ware & Kay Solicitors conquer The Major Series!

On Sunday 16th October Ware & Kaye Solicitors not only conquered the Major Series but in the process managed to raise £600+ for The Island!

The Island staff team just want to thank all those at Ware & Kay who supported and competed in The Major Series. It has been such an encouragement. The Island seeks to raise fund locally through various events and once again we are so thankful to Ware & Kay and all those involved for raising funds to continue this vital service to children and young people in York.

The Press – Click here to visit the link

York Chamber of Commerce – Click Here to see the link

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Ware & Kaye Solicitors conquer The Major Series!

On Sunday 16th October not only did Ware & Kaye Solicitors conquer The Major Series but also managed to raise £600+ for The Island.

The Island staff team want to thank all those at Ware & Kay who supported and competed in to The Major Series. It has been such an encouragement. The Island seeks to raise funds locally through various event and once again we are so thankful to Ware & Kay and all those involved for raising funds to continue this vital service to children and young people in York.

The Press – Click here to visit the link

York Chamber of Commerce – Click here to visit the link

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