Projects in the Community

Explore volunteering opportunities with local organisations

At the moment, York St John University students can get involved in the following projects:

Inspiring Minds

If you're considering a career in teaching but would like some experience first, you should definitely apply to the Inspiring Minds project. The aim of the project is to work with a local Primary School to deliver a series of interactive, engaging lessons to a group of primary aged children. There are two modules you can choose to teach: Myths and Legends (arts module), and Healthy Humans (sports module). We are looking for students from all degrees, as you will each bring a different aspect to the project. This project is not only valuable work experience to enhance your CV, but will also give you the opportunity to try out a new area of work and amplify your skillset.

Apply now.

Application Deadline: 30 November

Healthy Humans Inspiring Minds Students 2013-14

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The Forget Me Not Project

Public awareness of dementia is high but understanding about it is still very poor. Fear of dementia also remains high; there is a reluctance to seek help and few people understand that it is possible to live well with dementia. In addition, there is limited understanding of the fact that dementia can affect people in many different age groups.

We are looking for inspiring students to become Dementia Friends Champions. As a Champion, you will run Friends’ information sessions on campus at York St John University, in the York community and with local employers. You will contribute to Dementia Friends by sharing your stories about your information sessions and what is working well. You will also work as a team with other Dementia Friends Champions in York St John University and spread the word about Dementia Friends.

If you're enthusiastic to work with others and keen to spread public awareness about dementia, you can find out more information on how to apply on the Jobs and Opportunities site, or email

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