People are the bedrock of voluntary and community groups; be they paid staff, volunteers or the community you work with. Well trained staff and volunteers and understanding the needs of your community are key to success.  Looking after your people is essential.

Here you can find help to develop your paid and voluntary workforce and reach out to your community.

Have a question or can’t find what you are looking for? Contact us on  or 01904 704177.

People Training & Events
Watch this space for future training and events from us. You can find out about training being provided by other organisations below.
November 9, 2021
About this event Join us for the next webinar in the Thriving Communities series where we will hear international perspectives on social prescribing from a number of community groups involved with NASP’s Global Social Prescribing Alliance. What is Thriving Communities?...
October 22, 2021
A workshop by Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Office to discuss community mental health working across sectors About this event The workshop creates a space to bring sectors together and look at the provision and approach around...
May 14, 2021
Event aims: Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. This online learning programme gives you a basic awareness of child protection issues and how to safeguard children from abuse. This learning package has been developed by North Yorkshire County Council in collaboration with...
People Resources
Click on the links below to find resources

Community First Yorkshire Resource Sheets

  • Effective Community Engagement Guidebook and Toolkit – We have created this handy resource, comprising a guidebook and toolkit, which brings together learning from a range of communities and provides a step-by-step guide to running an effective community engagement project.
  • Trustee recruitment toolkit: enrich your board with the right trustees – Our guide will walk you through your trustee recruitment journey from planning and identifying what you need, advertising, interviewing and appointment, to induction. We’ve included some useful templates to help you along the way.
  • Employing a Member of Staff  – the perfect crib sheet for everything you need to know if you’re a voluntary group or small charity who is employing a member of staff for the first time.

Community First Yorkshire Volunteer Information Sheets




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