Learn with YUMI…event co-ordination

All of our events bring together people from different cultural backgrounds providing a chance to meet other people and address loneliness. The contribution of volunteers is an enormously important part of these events as they join us to develop and share their skills in the community.

People interested in running and helping out with our events have received training and support in all areas of organising and running different types of events including open days, festivals, film shows, story shares, craft activities and children’s activities. As well as helping people improve their knowledge about planning and running events it gives volunteers and participants a chance to contribute to York’s community life and really feel part of it.

First we find out what sort or training you need then we arrange a programme of training to suit your needs. So far training has included:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Health and safety
  • WordPress content management training
  • Publicity and marketing
  • Social media
  • Policies – data protection, handling sensitive data
  • Equipment operation (where relevant)

This can provide opportunities for volunteers to develop the following skills:

  • Self confidence
  • Team working
  • Cultural awareness
  • Organisational skills
  • Time management