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.
August 23, 2021
This interactive workshop is an opportunity to explore the benefits of online youth work and practical ideas for delivering sessions and activities. Delegates will develop knowledge about the possibilities that digital engagement offers children and young people in their communities....
August 10, 2021
Event aims As a volunteer co-ordinator, what makes you happy? Come to our new informal tea breaks and share your good news! These tea breaks are a chance for conversation between Volunteer Co-ordinator Network (Vnets) members to share things that...
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

  • 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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