Environment and Community

Our Environment and Community officers work with volunteer residents to:

  • help maintain a cleaner, safer and greener environment in York
  • create attractive neighbourhoods
  • create a real sense of community

See our latest litter campaign poster.

Volunteering in your neighbourhood

We have many opportunities available for volunteers, including:

  • litter picking - help improve the appearance of areas that may otherwise be neglected
  • gardening - help tend the city's green spaces
  • snow Warden Scheme - helping keep residential pavements clear of snow and ice
  • park locking and unlocking - volunteers help keep parks secure
  • balsam bashing - reducing this evasive non-native plant

To help you get the most out of your volunteering experience, we'll provide you with:

  • health and safety training
  • appropriate equipment
  • insurance

For more volunteering opportunities, please contact York CVS or see the national volunteering database at Do-it.org.

Joining a local group

We actively encourage volunteers to set up groups, or to join existing ones which help make a difference in the local community and provide ways to learn new skills.

York has numerous voluntary groups who help maintain areas such as:

For information about joining a local group or volunteering in your neighbourhood, please contact us.

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