Project Manager: Libby Crofts

SERVICE UPDATE 8th November. We have reopened to referrals for Move Mates in most areas of York. However, unfortunately we are still unable to accept referrals for people living in Huntington and New Earswick. We made our first pairing in York in January 2019 and have been growing ever since. We also run a series of Wellbeing (group) Walks in York too - more info below.

Working Hours

Monday - Friday


Libby Crofts - Move Mates Project Manager York

“I notice the difference – I feel happier and my legs are stronger.
It’s great, I’m really pleased.”

Volunteer in York

I Want to Request
a Move Mate in York

If you’re interested in having a Move Mate, please request an information pack using the button below. The information pack provides more detail about eligibility and how to contact your local project. 

You can also use the button to request an information pack on behalf of someone else. In this case, you must have their express consent to share their details.

I Want to Volunteer
as a Move Mate in York

We are actively recruiting volunteers for our fantastic Move Mates project in York.

Are you compassionate, a good communicator and empathetic to people from all walks of life? This could be for you! Can you give an hour or two a week to walk and talk with someone, and make a 3 month minimum commitment?

Our Projects

Wellbeing Walks

Our volunteers lead group walks which are more about the socialising and fresh air than the walking!  

Wellbeing Walks enable people to socialise with each other in a friendly, unpressured setting. This increases confidence among participants and brings people together, providing an opportunity for people to make connections in their local community, which in turn tackles social isolation.

These group walks are up to a mile in distance, and the pace is very gentle, with plenty of opportunity to take a break, sit and natter.


Latest Events in York

Move Mates in Numbers

Walks this year
Active pairings
Number on waiting list

Move Mate Stories

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