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York St John Communities Centre

Opportunities at the Communities Centre

Find out how you can get involved at the York St John Communities Centre, including paid roles, volunteering, placement opportunities, and partnerships.

Paid vacancies

For paid vacancies within the Centre, please regularly check the York St John 'Current Vacancies' website.

Volunteering opportunities

Bereavement Group Facilitators and Supports

The purpose of this role is to provide emotional support to those who may have experienced a bereavement or a significant loss. Support will be provided using counselling skills, the application of theory to group sessions and skilled observations. The facilitator will guide the discussions to ensure that they are safe and appropriate, whilst the support will observe both group and individual interactions and reflect and discuss the interactions at the end of the sessions. This role also includes attending supervision.

Facilitators must be qualified counsellors, and supporters must be able to demonstrate experience of using listening skills. Both roles must be aged 18 and over, and have a genuine interest in helping people.

If you would like to apply then please complete our application form, and send it to, along with your CV and a brief cover letter detailing your motivation for applying.

Communities Centre Volunteer Application Form (docx, 35.4kB)

Community Language School - fostering a love for languages

Are you proficient in a language other than English? Would you like to volunteer to introduce and use the language with children and adolescents from the community?

If so, sign up for the Community Language School today! You do not need prior experience or training in teaching. What we would like to see in abundance though, is an enthusiasm to spread the love for learning languages!

Download our booklet: Community Language School - Volunteering (2.6MB)

Find out more on our Community Language School pages.

About the Community Language School Apply to volunteer

Student placements

Student Counsellor placement

Work with York St John Communities Centre as one of our student trainee counsellors.

You will need to undergo criminal record checks as provided by the Disclosure and Barring Service and will have a minimum of 3 client hours a week.

To apply, please email a brief cover letter attaching a completed application form and your CV to

York St John Communities Centre Placement Application Form (docx, 34.5 kB)

Once we have received both documents your application will be reviewed for shortlisting. If you are shortlisted we will contact you to arrange an interview.

If you have any access requirements, we can arrange your interview using an alternative method.

Groups and partnerships

As the York St John University Communities Centre is gradually expanding there may be upcoming opportunities to collaborate with the Centre in terms of proposing a new support group or programme, or developing a new external partnership.

With any new project delivered at the Centre, it's important that they are aligned with our core values, mission, and ethos, so please consider this when applying.

Please complete the proposal form below and return directly to the Centre Manager Nicole Jephson on

Communities Centre Groups and Partnerships Proposal Form (docx, 46.4 kB)

Hear about the latest opportunities

To keep up to date with opportunities at the Centre, you can subscribe to our monthly Newsletter.

You can also follow us on social media for news and updates.

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