For many years’ volunteers have worked tirelessly at York City Football Club, giving up their time to helping to keep the club running.

Upon moving into our new stadium, we launched YCFC Volunteers, hoping to shine a light on this important part of club operations, say thank you to our existing volunteers and welcome more people to join in.

With volunteers in community, hospitality, sellers, and way finder roles, YCFC Volunteers are at the forefront of match day operations and are incredibly important to the club.

The team has received formal recognition with our very own Richard Ingleby and Rob Havercroft winning ‘Volunteer of the Month’ from the National League in November 2021 and 2022 respectively.

Thank you to all our amazing volunteers.

If you would like to be a YCFC Volunteer, please complete this short form. To discuss anything further, please contact: Steve Dorey, Development Officer on 01904 624447 or [email protected].


To celebrate Volunteers’ Week, we highlighted some of our fantastic YCFC Volunteers team.

People shown throughout the short video all hold different stories about life and York City, and why they give their time up to come and support the football club in a different way.

Despite that, they all come together week after week to help deliver various first-class elements across a matchday.

Watch our YCFC Volunteers video, or read below on those who make a difference every matchday.

Steve is born and bred in York, currently living in Poppleton, and began initially volunteering for the club in 1999 after supporting the club since the age of six.

Known as Original Yorkie The Lion, Steve loves watching football, cricket, and rugby league.

Steve’s connection with York City since young also led to him meeting wife Kirsten through football, going on to have children who also support the Minstermen.

Away from being a YCFC Volunteer, Steve works for Pavers Shoes Charitable Foundation, and even setup the club’s Community Day for Ukraine in August 2023.

Jennifer was born in York nearly 77 years ago, and has lived in our beautiful city for all but six years.

Her main occupation was as an administrator for the NHS, and latterly in a nursing home.

Jennifer has been volunteering for other causes in her life for 14 years, in various roles with her working colleagues from the NHS.

Following retirement, Jennifer felt she had something to give and wanted to work in football.

With living alone, being a YCFC Volunteer gives her the opportunity to meet and converse with people, as well as hopefully watch York City win!


Martin grew up and went to school in York, supporting the Minstermen for many years since 1970.

Now retired, Martin travels from his home near Whitby to support the Minstermen in his YCFC Volunteers role.

His son also supports City, with them both wrapped up in the club.

After leaving North Yorkshire Police following 34 years of service, Martin trained up new staff members in law and customer service at Sainsburys.

Away from York City, he is also Chair of Newholm Parish Council!

Martin joined the YCFC Volunteers team when the LNER Community Stadium opened, going on to assist in a variety of different elements on a matchday from wayfinding, hospitality greeting, and mascot guiding.

Jyothi is one of our latest YCFC Volunteer recruits, joining the team to assist Minstermen part-way into the 2023/24 season.

Originally born in London, she moved to study at the University of Glasgow before settling in York in 2000.

Away from being a YCFC Volunteer, she runs her own business as a Procurement Consultant following a 27 year career in leadership roles in Procurement and Supply Chain for large global companies.

Jyothi also enjoyed exploring and hiking around Yorkshire, passing country pubs on the way!

After Jyothi’s youngest child moved to study at a university in 2023, her weekends freed up as a result.

Jyothi wanted to spend the free time with people who shared her passion in football, and also give to the community.

With York City being so important to many people within our community, this is a place where she wanted to help,

As a child, Jyothi loved to watch Tottenham Hotspur with her father, however as a local she is now York City through and through too.

Dave was born in York, raised in Knaresborough and eventually moved back to the City in 2007, having lived in Birmingham where he studied Music. He now lives in Pocklington and is a proud member of the Pocklington Minstermen!

Dave is responsible for the live music on matchdays, this includes the bands you hear in the fanzone and anything else live around the stadium! He loves helping to create an exciting atmosphere for fans before the game, and is a passionate believer in the matchday experience being the very best it can be!

Away from supporting York home and away, Dave is a professional drummer, playing gigs across the UK, he also teaches Drums in two local private schools and loves spending time with family.

Dave is proud to be a volunteer at York City, a place which means so much to him, and loves meeting new fans and catching up with old friends at every game!