We would like to say a HUGE congratulations to The Exodus Project, who are our second Barnsley organisation to achieve the Volunteering Quality Award that recognises volunteering good practice.


The Exodus Project are a children’s charity providing after school clubs, weekends away and day trips for children and young people in Barnsley. They work with their families and support them with food parcels and other financial, practical or emotional help. They also have two charity shops that help raise vital funds for their service.



At the Volunteer Centre, we aim to encourage growth and development of charities, groups and organisations in the Barnsley Borough, by providing a reliable and objective benchmark for best practice in volunteering.


We have recently launched our Volunteering Quality Award, which is specially designed to help this.



Resolute women's support group is a group set up for women supporting each other with issues around domestic abuse, mental health, and alcohol & substance misuse. 


They are looking for new volunteers to help with the running of their in person, group sessions.


Tasks will include setting up/tidying away for sessions, chatting with service users and making them feel welcome, administrative tasks, and promoting the group.  Volunteers can do a mix of tasks, or just one if they prefer.


Friday 4 March 2022


Barnsley has become a hub for donations that will be taken to the Polish boarder to help people fleeing from Ukraine on the 8 March 2022.  The group managing these donations are in desperate need of volunteers to help sort and pack these donations.



You can just turn up to help for as long as you can, between 8am - 9pm, every day at the old Claire's unit in the Alhambra. 



Barnsley Museums needs you!

9th February 2022


Barnsley Museums is looking for volunteers to support the work of their six attractions, and people can get involved in lots of different ways.


The new volunteers will join a dedicated team who support the museums in everything from gardening, research, and welcoming visitors to, cataloguing and championing what they do.


Vaccination Marshal Volunteers - 21 Dec 2020 – 30 November 2021


For the past year, we have helped support the vaccination clinics with volunteer marshals.  These have helped direct people in the car parks, greeting them and supporting patients after their vaccinations.  If you have visited a vaccination site and seen someone in a high viz jacket, it was likely one of our lovely volunteers.


To celebrate the anniversary of the first vaccination in Barnsley, we have put some statistics together about what our volunteers have been up to!