A chance for anyone who coordinates volunteers in the Barnsley region to get together and discuss current volunteering issues and share experiences.


This meeting will be held at Redfearns, Burton Road, S71 2JS.


2pm – 2.15pm

Welcome and Introductions / Project Updates


A chance to meet everyone attending the meeting and hear a bit about their current projects/work.


2.15pm – 2.45pm

Digital Champions


Danny and Jenni from the Digital Champions join us to tell us about their work across the borough, delivering digital inclusion programmes, supporting residents to develop their digital skills and gain confidence to do more online.   This year they have launched their Community Digital Champion initiative which aims to support organisations to embed digital inclusion into their own activities and understand ways to support their service users with their digital development.


2.45pm – 3pm

Networking Break


3pm - 4pm

Volunteer ‘Passporting’


What is a volunteer ‘passport’ and are they really needed?  The last 18 months has changed volunteering in lots of ways, and as recommended by Danny Kruger MP in his review last year called Levelling up communities: proposals for a new social covenant we will look at these ‘passports’ in more detail in an interactive workshop session.

Using recent research from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and a proposal that was worked up between several South Yorkshire volunteer centres and the NHS, we look at whether ‘passports’ will be useful to help volunteers and you as organisations.


August 11th, 2021 2:00 PM through  4:00 PM
Redfearns, Burton Road
S71 2JS
United Kingdom