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Hosted by: Friends Of Wombwell Cemetery

OUR VISION
We aim to make the cemetery a cleaner, greener, safer space for the community by tending graves, helping people, creating a friendly environment, and a positive atmosphere throughout.

WHAT VOLUNTEERS DO
Some tasks include: Sweeping paths, weeding, cutting the grass of main areas, cleaning both Baby Memorials, cleaning the Community Hub, serving tea and coffee, touching up paintwork, locating graves on our database, and guided tours.

OUR COMMUNITY
The community of Wombwell are a friendly and welcoming bunch with generous hearts. Whenever we have needed help and support, the community have leapt forward to lend a helping hand. Without them, we wouldn't be where we are today.


Hosted by: Independent Domestic Abuse Services Barnsley (IDAS)

Role: Independent Domestic Abuse Service HUB Volunteer
Location: Barnsley (Office Based, Remote Positions Considered)
Hours: 4 hours per week

IDAS Barnsley is seeking five volunteers for the exciting roles within the HUB with survivors of domestic abuse.
The purpose of the role is to support in the HUB Independent Domestic Violence Advocates with the initial processing and administration of referrals and contacting clients safely.
This role involves risk assessing clients going through, or just come out of a domestic or sexual abusive relationship. Full training and shadowing of the HUB practitioners will be provided. The volunteers will be working closely with the practitioners to achieve the agreed goals.
TASKS
• Admin
▫ Organising referral lists and spreadsheets
▫ Inputting client’s notes onto case management system
▫ Emails and communication with other professionals
▫ GDPR adherence
• Initial telephone contact with clients
• Completing assessments by telephone
• Follow up calls/emails to any clients needing sign posting to other agencies


Hosted by: Independent Domestic Abuse Services Barnsley (IDAS)

IDAS is currently recruiting enthusiastic, reliable and committed volunteers to assist our team with supporting victims of domestic abuse. Volunteers will assist the refuge and Independent Domestic Violence Advocate teams in their service delivery.

This can include:
• Emotional support for survivors of domestic abuse
• Client evaluations to ensure the client voice is at the heart of our services
• Delivering security items to vulnerable clients or court support
• Attending criminal or civil court with a client
This role encompasses many other responsibilities that serve to enhance and broaden the current service delivery for survivors of domestic abuse.

TASKS
• Admin
▫ Organising client referrals or spreadsheets
▫ Inputting client’s notes onto case management system
▫ GDPR adherence
▫ Preparing all paperwork necessary, submitting case notes
• One-to-one support of clients needing emotional support
• Completing risk assessments via telephone
• Follow up calls/emails to any clients needing sign posting to other agencies
• Attend supervision with Volunteer Organiser and Volunteer Meetings/Training where necessary

The minimum commitment for this role is 4 hours a week.


Hosted by: Independent Domestic Abuse Services Barnsley (IDAS)

We are now looking to recruit enthusiastic, reliable and committed volunteers to assist our team with supporting victims of domestic abuse by assisting IDAS staff with the collation of statistical information, and other general administrative tasks including handling stationary order deliveries, answering the telephone, and other office duties as directed by the Administration team.


Hosted by: Independent Domestic Abuse Services Barnsley (IDAS)

Group Work Administration Volunteer & Group Work Co-Facilitator Volunteer

IDAS Barnsley is seeking two volunteers for the exciting roles within the group work programme with survivors of domestic abuse.
The survivors within the group discuss their experience of domestic or sexual violence. The clients re-visit their trauma and the groups facilitate their recovery and discovery of personal empowerment.
This is a very hands-on role with emotional support while clients are going through, or just come out of a domestic or sexual abusive relationship. Due to the nature of the groups, this role is not open to peer-mentors as triggers are commonplace. Our volunteer and client well-being are paramount.
Full training and shadowing of the Group Coordinator will be provided. The volunteers will be working closely with the Group Coordinator to achieve the agreed goals.

TASKS
• Admin
▫ Organising waiting lists
▫ Inputting client’s notes onto case management system
▫ GDPR adherence
▫ Preparing all paperwork needed for each session
• One to one support of clients needing extra emotional support
• Completing assessments prior to group start by telephone
• Support Group Coordinator in sessions
• Follow up calls/emails to any clients needing sign posting to other agencies


Hosted by: Independent Domestic Abuse Services Barnsley (IDAS)

We are now looking to recruit enthusiastic, reliable and committed volunteers to assist our team with supporting victims of domestic abuse by Peer mentoring: a new support service to victims and survivors of Domestic Abuse, offering 1-2-1 and online support. The aim of peer mentoring is for those who have experience of domestic abuse to help people who are experiencing abuse. This might include talking through the court process with someone, telling them what to expect, giving them emotional support or providing a listening service. The aim is to help victims build confidence and the strength to move on.


Hosted by: Age UK Barnsley

Volunteer Good Neighbours are available to visit older people who live in their local area at times when they need some extra help. It may be that they have been ill, been in hospital or that the weather is really bad and they can’t get out to do their shopping. It may be that the older person does not get out very often and would benefit from their Good Neighbour calling in or telephoning for a regular chat. It may be a relationship that only needs to last a short time until the older person feels better or the weather picks up and the amount of involvement will depend on how much the volunteer wishes to have and the needs of the older person. Each Good Neighbour Volunteer will have an agreement in place that sets out the nature and limits of support that they would like to offer.

Tasks may include:
•Visiting or telephoning an older person in your locality on a regular or short term basis e.g. once a week or just at times when they need a bit of extra support.
•Providing low level practical support when it is needed e.g. posting letters, collecting prescriptions or doing some shopping.
•Taking the older person out in the community e.g. to attend groups, go to the library or support them to go shopping.
•Checking to ensure that the older person is well and that they are able to call in other services if they need them.
•Relieving social isolation by talking with the older person about what is happening in their lives.
•Making accurate and legible records.
•Reporting any concerns to the Service Manager
•Complying with service standards and boundaries and recognising Age UK Barnsley’s policies and procedures.
•Attending induction and occasional ongoing training by arrangement


Hosted by: Age UK Barnsley

Volunteers are needed to help needed to sort and prepare garments and other goods for sale, as well as serve customers in shop and maintain displays of goods for sale.


Hosted by: Age UK Barnsley

Volunteers are needed to help sort and prepare garments and other goods for sale, as well as serve customers in shop and maintain displays of goods for sale.


Hosted by: Family Lives

Do you have experience of being a parent or providing support in a caring role?
Do you enjoy listening, talking and sharing your skills to benefit other people?
Would you like to make a difference to families in your local community?
Can you spare 2-3 hours per week over the next year?

If yes, then our support service for new mums needs you!
We really want to hear from you!
Family Lives is a national registered charity with over forty years’ experience of providing parenting and family support to families. We are currently developing a new project in the Central Area of Barnsley to support new mums.
Being a new mum can be great but at times it can be tough. We are looking for Peer Supporters who can support new mums adjusting to pregnancy and/or the arrival of a new baby, who may be struggling to find time for themselves, get out and about or meet up with friends. Our peer supporters will visit new mums and families at home or in community settings. They will provide a listening ear, help parents to attend appointments, access community facilities, form supportive peer networks and signpost to other appropriate services. By building supportive one to one relationships they will help parents through emotional and practical ups and downs to build their confidence and skills, achieve goals and move forward positively.


Hosted by: Age UK Barnsley

Purpose of role:
To volunteer regularly to support older people in our friendly day centre, which provides socialisation and encourages independence.

Tasks:
• Greeting and accompanying members on arrival and when leaving the centre
• Help with coats and being seated
• Help with organised activities and games, encouraging and supporting members to participate
• Listening to and talking with service users, helping to promote a spirit of friendship within day care
• Encouraging social interaction, especially for those who are new to the centre or who find it difficult to join in
• Assist in the preparation of hot drinks and a snack
• Assist with the serving of lunch
• Complete other assigned tasks as agreed with the centre manager


Hosted by: Age UK Barnsley

Purpose of the Role:
Due to the ongoing regeneration in Barnsley Town centre, this role is to collect clients from their home and bring them in to Barnsley Town centre and assist with any help that they need in accessing the shops and market.
This role comes under Age UK Barnsley’s Access Barnsley service and clients may book a scooter or wheelchair from it to enable them to have full access to the town centre

Main Tasks:
• To collect clients from their home address and bring in to the Town centre only
• To assist clients in and out of vehicles and in a safe and proper manner (as required)
• To help clients access the new town centre and market areas
• May be required to escort via the use of a wheelchair and volunteers must be able to carry out this task safely
• To keep up to date records of journeys undertaken and take part in monitoring requirements as required by Age UK Barnsley
• Must follow Age UK Barnsley’s Driver Conduct Policy


Hosted by: Age UK Barnsley

Good Neighbour
Purpose of the role:
To provide practical support to lonely or isolated older people in your community. People may need help in times of ill health, bad weather or following temporary changes to their daily activities, such as family members going on holiday. The support can be one-off, short term or long term so is suitable for volunteers who have varying availability.
Main Tasks:
• To support a lonely or isolated older person in your community when they need extra help
• This includes but is not limited to picking up some shopping for someone who has been unable to get out of the house, collecting a prescription, posting a letter or reminding someone about an appointment
• Help out with small one-off jobs around the house for someone who is struggling to do the job themselves
• Looking out for an older neighbour in the event of bad weather
• Help to build an older person’s confidence. For example, accompanying them to a group or social event until they have the confidence to attend alone, meeting someone for a cuppa at a local café or going with them on a small walk to get some fresh air, being a travel companion
• Attend relevant training for the role where required
• To report any issues or concerns to the Social Inclusion Worker
• Any other tasks identified that may be relevant to the role


Hosted by: Speak With IT

This skilled befriending role involves supporting a client with aphasia in a one-to-one capacity to work on their speech and communication using speech therapy apps and supported conversation techniques. Volunteers are supported by the Service Coordinator and Speech and Language Therapist to complete the following duties:
- Working one-to-one with a SWIT client on the videocall scheme, or face-to-face in the client’s home.
- Reading and interpreting speech and language therapist referrals.
- Developing a good understanding of the speech therapy apps recommended for use by the speech and language therapist.
- Devising a bespoke care plan for the SWIT client, targeting specific functional goals.
- Hosting regular sessions with the client to review progress and relevancy of exercises set.
- Providing the opportunity for supported conversation practice using a variety of resources and mediums.
- Submitting weekly visit reports detailing the actions taken in each session.
- Attending regular training and supervision in-line with the expectations of the role.


Hosted by: National Trust

Role summary
Volunteer garden guides provide a warm welcome for all visitors, helping them explore and learn more about Wentworth Castle Gardens so they have an enjoyable and memorable visit through activities such as giving tours to short talks and events.

What's involved?
Providing a warm and friendly welcome to all visitors as the public face of the National Trust.
Learning about everything on offer at Wentworth Castle Gardens so you can answer any questions and enable our visitors to enjoy their day.
Using the knowledge and skills you have gained to give talks and tours that will help promote our garden.
Helping us tell Wentworth Castle Gardens story to our visitors so they can understand what a special place this is.


Hosted by: Barnsley Sea Cadets

Whether at sea or on land, Sea Cadets offers an environment where young people can find new confidence and inspiration and gain nationally recognised qualifications. Across the UK 14,000
cadets from 400 units, supported by 9,000 volunteers, are challenging themselves and developing new skills through adventurous activities based on the customs and traditions of the
Royal Navy and providing the best possible head start in life.
Each Sea Cadet unit is an independent charity in its own right which must fundraise for its running costs while the parent charity of MSSC (Marine Society & Sea Cadets) funds the charitable infrastructure and provides national facilities. Our biggest supporter is the Royal Navy whose customs and traditions are at the heart of what we do.
Sea Cadet units are managed and run by committed volunteers. The unit management team (UMT) are volunteers and act as the unit’s trustees, headed up by unit chairperson, vice chairperson, secretary and treasurer. The UMT is responsible for the running of the unit at a strategic and management level.
Each Sea Cadet unit must comply with all policies and procedures issued for the governance of Sea Cadets by, or on behalf of, the MSSC Council and the Ministry of Defence (MOD). The MOD
underwrites the Sea Cadet training liability.

Primary Purpose: To support the UMT chairperson and other trustees to manage an effective and successful Sea Cadet unit and provide a safe, maintained and serviced unit.
Secondary Purpose: To be accountable to the unit chairperson and fellow trustees for keeping records of the unit’s facilities, ensuring they are safe and adequate to support the unit’s charitable purposes and objectives.


Hosted by: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Volunteering for Yorkshire Air Ambulance is flexible and can fit in around your lifestyle. Our stall holders attend many different location around the local area with our official merchandise stall helping to raise vital funds. YAA have a very none intrusive approach to our collections and stalls meaning our staff and volunteers always get a warm welcome where ever they go.

Description:
All our volunteers are a vital part of the YAA family and support the charity in its fundraising activities. We are always looking for enthusiastic, reliable and committed people to join the team. Our volunteer’s passion and dedication means that we can continue to be there for the people of Yorkshire and continue to save lives.
Volunteers give their time and energy to support the charity to raise funds for our life saving work. Whether that’s weekly, monthly or a few times a year, our roles are flexible and can fit around you.
Through volunteering for YAA you can gain experience, meet new people, boost you mental health and most importantly have fun doing it.
Due to the nature of our fundraising activities there are many ways that our volunteers can get involved. For more information please get in touch with your local fundraiser.

-How long will you take to respond to enquiries about this role?
From a direct email to one of our fundraisers or an enquiry on our website someone will aim to response to all enquiries within a week.

Volunteering with YAA can help you gain confidence, meet new people, boost your mental health, gain new skills to add to your CV and most importantly have fun doing it.

Inclusive Volunteering - We Welcome:
Yorkshire Air Ambulance welcome everyone to volunteer. If you have additional needs or would require additional support please contact your local fundraiser to discuss all our role options.


Hosted by: Age UK Barnsley

To provide practical support to lonely or isolated older people in your community. People may need help in times of ill health, bad weather or following temporary changes to their daily activities, such as family members going on holiday. The support can be one-off, short term or long term so is suitable for volunteers who have varying availability.
Main Tasks:
• To support a lonely or isolated older person in your community when they need extra help
• This includes but is not limited to picking up some shopping for someone who has been unable to get out of the house, collecting a prescription, posting a letter or reminding someone about an appointment
• Help out with small one-off jobs around the house for someone who is struggling to do the job themselves
• Looking out for an older neighbour in the event of bad weather
• Help to build an older person’s confidence. For example, accompanying them to a group or social event until they have the confidence to attend alone, meeting someone for a cuppa at a local café or going with them on a small walk to get some fresh air, being a travel companion
• Attend relevant training for the role where required
• To report any issues or concerns to the Social Inclusion Worker
• Any other tasks identified that may be relevant to the role


Hosted by: Single Parents Support & Advice Services (SPSAS)

SPSAS (Single Parent Support and Advice Service) aim to support and unite single parents all over the UK

We provide support for dads, mums, grandparents, anyone who is raising a child on their own.

We are looking for volunteers to help collect food from allocated supermarkets and then distribute it out to vulnerable single parents we support in Barnsley. We now have a town centre hub for food drop offs and storage.

Ideally you would need to drive but we could also do with volunteers willing to have to food delivered to them to make up the food boxes for someone else to come and collect and then distribute or have food collected from them.


Hosted by: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Volunteering for Yorkshire Air Ambulance is flexible and can fit in around your lifestyle. Our tin collectors visit many shops and business around the area collecting vital funds raised for YAA. Our collection tins are an easy way of local businesses of all sizes supporting YAA and are always happy to see our volunteers.

Description:
All our volunteers are a vital part of the YAA family and support the charity in its fundraising activities. We are always looking for enthusiastic, reliable and committed people to join the team. Our volunteer’s passion and dedication means that we can continue to be there for the people of Yorkshire and continue to save lives.
Volunteers give their time and energy to support the charity to raise funds for our life saving work. Whether that’s weekly, monthly or a few times a year, our roles are flexible and can fit around you.
Through volunteering for YAA you can gain experience, meet new people, boost you mental health and most importantly have fun doing it.
Due to the nature of our fundraising activities there are many ways that our volunteers can get involved. For more information please get in touch with your local fundraiser.

Benefits from this role:
This role is key to the fundraising work YAA do. Without our amazing volunteers attending our bucket collections we wouldn’t be able to raise the funds to carry out our life saving work.

Can you describe any benefits the volunteer will get from this opportunity?
Volunteering with YAA can help you gain confidence, meet new people, boost your mental health, gain new skills to add to your CV and most importantly have fun doing it.

Inclusive Volunteering - We Welcome:
Yorkshire Air Ambulance welcome everyone to volunteer. If you have additional needs or would require additional support please contact your local fundraiser to discuss all our role options.


Hosted by: B:Friend

Can you befriend an isolating older neighbour in Barnsley? Sadly we all now know what it feels like to be stuck inside but for many older people that is going to remain the situation throughout the winter months. Can you pick up the phone, or pop over to visit, someone nearby that otherwise may not have anyone to see or speak to. By becoming a befriender you can offer new companionship and support to an older neighbour. Kathleen (83) in Thurnscoe said: "Every time I see or speak to Nicola [befriender] it makes me feel like I'm still part of the world. Like someone cares." Just an hour a week can completely change someone's life.


Hosted by: H.O.P.E. in Community

About the Opportunity:
We provide a listening service to prevent social isolation and loneliness to clients of all different backgrounds. This is a texting, zoom or phone call service so we would like volunteers to be able to make regular contact with the client once trained. This opportunity can also be done remotely.

Organisation Description:
To help others to positively engage in the Community with the aim of improving the conditions of life by the provision of a range of activities, including but not exclusively, fund raising, cook and eat sessions for a healthy diet, education on the preparation of low cost meals and working to a budget for people on limited incomes.

The Role:
We are looking to recruit committed, enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to support us to make contact with clients over the phone, on zoom or through text messages.

Suits those interested in:
Community, Computers, Writing, talking making a difference to someone that may be lonely and socially isolated. To be able to build someone’s confidence through giving them the information for them to make their own informed decisions. To empower them.

Skills Gained:
Leadership, Teamwork, Communication Skills, Organising Skills, Computer skills, Good written skills and Creativity


Hosted by: MND Association

Do you have good listening skills? Are you a good communicator? Would you like to offer direct support to people affected by Motor Neurone Disease? Then you could become an Association Visitor! Volunteers perform a vital role in supporting people affected by Motor Neurone Disease – both those with the disease and those close to them. They offer emotional support and give information about the Association and other services to help people make informed choices. All our Visitors are based in the local community as members of a team and usually have contact with people over the phone, via e-mail or will visit them in their own home.


Hosted by: H.O.P.E. in Community

H.O.P.E. in Community is a local voluntary and community group making a huge difference to families in Barnsley. Some of the key projects our charity deliver include: ‘cooking on a budget’ sessions; our listening and befriending service (launched during the pandemic) and our toddler groups.

We are looking for new trustees to join our enthusiastic team of caring and dedicated volunteers to help guide and govern our award-winning charity.

As a Trustee you will have important duties and responsibilities to carry out in line with the Charities Commission and will be able to give around 5 hours per month to support the charity. Volunteering as a Trustee can be rewarding for so many reasons - from a sense of making a real difference to your community, to gaining new experiences and developing new skills.


Hosted by: Beacon South Yorkshire Carer Support

Beacon South Yorkshire is a third sector care provider looking to expand its board of Trustees.
Our mission statement is to provide a service that gives help and support to families and carers of drug & alcohol users, as our specialism, and to carers of people living with dementia, disabilities, mental ill health, and the elderly.
To raise awareness & educate the wider community on related issues.
Our Trustee board exists to support our Funding & Services Manager, office staff and volunteers. We strive to ensure these teams can do what they do best, continuing to provide an excellent service for carers of our borough. We are a team of passionate individuals, with varied skill sets and extensive experience in caring for people.
Meetings are held bi-monthly and last for around two hours.
In return you will have the opportunity to:
• use your skills to ensure the smooth running of an organisation committed to helping those in need and their families
• be part of a friendly committed trustee body with colleagues who will value your expertise and the fresh perspective that you will bring to other areas
• to develop wider trustee skills and knowledge of the voluntary sector.


Hosted by: Barnsley Sea Cadets

We are looking for adult instructors and unit assistants to help Barnsley Sea Cadets broaden their skills and experience.

About Barnsley Sea Cadets

Barnsley Sea Cadets is a youth development organisation, which seeks to develop and support young people aged 10-18. We use an informal setting where we train, skill up and develop our young people though waterborne activities, naval traditions and ethos. The sense of adventure and travel excites young people’s curiosity; through the Sea Cadets young people go away from home in safe environments either on training camps or on national and international voyages weeks at a time. Through this young people gain independence, confidence and the sense of achievement.
We have a plethora of, activities and courses from RYA accreditations, DofE up to Gold level, First Aid, CVQO BTEC level 1 &2 in Community Development, and Naval accreditations for marine engineering, meteorology, knots, and stewarding to mention but few. Through our affiliation with the MSSC our cadets have job prospects for a naval, commercial naval, or a seafaring career, accesses to degrees and guaranteed jobs, not just in the Navy, in anything they want.
At Barnsley Sea Cadets, we currently have a great team of Adult Instructors who have either been at Barnsley for a number of years and some who are currently going through the joining process. The Adult Instructors at Barnsley have a wide range of skills and expertise across boating, seamanship, field craft, first aid and band. There is a real energy amongst the adult volunteers that needs to be nurtured and developed.
Barnsley Sea Cadets have been successful in a large number of grants. Due to the success of funding, we are aiming to have brand-new toilets and showers, new equipment, core costs covered for the next 12 months.
We have a very positive image in the local community which has led to requests for band performances and community event appearances.
There has been a recent major investment both financial and in skills development in the unit, with further plans through the next few months.
We have around 30-40 young people aged 10-18 years old who are eager to learn new skills, have fun and get on the right path.
Volunteering at Barnsley will give you a great sense of being part of the local community, enhance your personal skills and give you access to a wide range of qualifications.


Hosted by: Peak & Northern Footpaths Society

Footpath inspectors wanted in your area
Do you like walking or running on footpaths? Horse riding or cycling on bridleways? If yes, then PNFS would love to hear from you!
PFNS inspect footpaths, bridleways and other rights of way and we report on any problems we find and work to resolve any issues. We are looking for people with a passion for the outdoors, who would like to join our footpath inspection team and help us care for the countryside.
This a unique opportunity to enjoy being in the great outdoors whilst giving something back to the community. It can be done as an individual or with friends, walking with a purpose as well as for fun.
You will need to be a member of the Society to carry out this role. Please visit our website to join http://www.peakandnorthern.org.uk/membership/index.htm
What will you do?
You will monitor rights of way on behalf of the Society-
o in an area you have agreed to inspect
o at your own pace and in your own time
o find the paths on our unique database
o record your inspections and report any problems
To find out more information please contact our volunteer coordinator
Email volunteer@pnfs.org.uk


Hosted by: Single Parents Support & Advice Services (SPSAS)

SPSAS is a charitable company for single parents all over the UK. We aim to combat isolation and loneliness through uniting as a community. We have sub groups to help members with mental health support, domestic abuse support, parents with children with additional needs.

Our first charity shop for SPSAS is opening next week in Barnsley town centre, do you have a few hours a week you can give to help us?

What could you be doing:

Processing sales on the till
Preparing, organising and replenishing stock
Creating fabulous window displays

If this sounds like its for you, please get in touch!


Hosted by: Butterflies Dementia Support and Activities Group CIO

Butterflies Dementia Support was formed for people living with dementia, their carers, and those suffering from social isolation.

Message from Julie Brown: I care for my dad who has dementia. I formed Butterflies, as I believe passionately that remaining active has helped keep my dad who is today. At times I have found this quite challenging, however it doesn't need to be. We meet several times every week for a range of activities and support.

Butterflies try to encourage anyone to attend so that other isolated people feel welcome, which in turn brings a true sense of normality for everyone. We are always looking for new ways to support people in a similar situation.

We are looking for volunteers to help support our tea dance sessions. These take place on different afternoons at:
The Boatmans Rest, Worsbrough
Barugh Green Club, Barugh Green
East Dene Club, Barnsley
We are looking for volunteers who can attend one or more of the sessions between 12.00-3.45. Duties include:

Welcoming attendees in, helping to serve drinks, setting up and tidying away/washing up at the end of the session, and interacting and encouraging attendees to get involved with the dancing and activities.

We also put on various trips for the group which you are also able to be involved with and volunteer on if you wish.


Hosted by: Butterflies Dementia Support and Activities Group CIO

Butterflies Dementia Support was formed for people living with dementia, their carers, and those suffering from social isolation.

Message from Julie Brown: I care for my dad who has dementia. I formed Butterflies, as I believe passionately that remaining active has helped keep my dad who is today. At times I have found this quite challenging, however it doesn't need to be.

Butterflies try to encourage anyone to attend so that other isolated people feel welcome, which in turn brings a true sense of normality for everyone. We are always looking for new ways to support people in a similar situation.
On Thursday afternoons we have an informal group meeting every week 'Giving Carers a Break' whilst their loved ones take part in therapeutic self advocacy sessions. The session starts with a chat over tea and cake, then, with the help of Qudos Creates we offer activities that are fun and uplifting, such as singing, movement, and dancing.

We are looking for volunteers who can help support the group by encouraging involvement, chatting with attendees, helping with refreshments and set-up/tidying at the end of the session. Please note the group will be moving to the Town Hall in the near future.


Hosted by: Girlguiding Barnsley West

There are opportunities for volunteers to help girls and young women thrive by joining Girlguiding and giving time to local groups in Barnsley West. We have opportunities helping with Rainbows (age 5-6), Brownies (age 7-9) and Guides (age 10-13) throughout the area which includes Penistone, Hoylandswaine, Thurgoland, Cawthorne and Oxspring.
It will involve attending term time weekly meetings to support the provision of new experiences and adventures to help girls and young women develop and learn about themselves and the world around them.
There are opportunities to join existing groups or help establish new ones.


Hosted by: Making Space

Do you want to help others?

Making Space Barnsley Carers Service is a free to access service, here to support unpaid carers in their role.

We are looking for volunteers in Barnsley to help family and friends who care for someone with a health condition. Volunteering is a great way to give something back, gain experience and meet others.

Our volunteering opportunities include:
Befriending- spending time with a carer who is feeling isolated (this role can be over the telephone or in-person)
Running activity groups- You could bring your hobbies and interests into your volunteering.
Administration

We have in person and remote roles- for more information get in touch!


Hosted by: Elmhirst Trust

The Elmhirst Trust provides grants to adults who need to improve their education or training, usually to enable them to seek employment.

The Trust offers a second chance to adults who, for any reason, did not take full advantage of the education system the first time around. Applicants
• Must be residents in, and on the electoral roll of, Barnsley, Doncaster or Rotherham MBC.
• Are normally aged 30 or over (there is no upper limit)
• Have very limited financial resources.

Grant Application Process
This very small Trust, which has no office, telephone or email facility, is almost completely reliant on volunteers and communicates initially with applicants by post only. When an eligible, completed application form is received, an assessor will telephone the applicant to arrange a meeting at an agreed venue. The assessor will then discuss the application with the applicant and, where necessary, advise the applicant how best to proceed before preparing their report and recommendation. This report is emailed to all Trustees who circulate their recommendations so that a consensus may be obtained. The average grant awarded is about £500 and course fees are paid directly to the college/ training provider.

The Trust is looking for people –
To act as Trustees. Trustees are expected to make comments on 10 to 25 grant applications PER YEAR. Thus the time commitment involved is very limited and can be undertaken at times to suit the Trustee. We hope that most Trustees could make their recommendations within a week of receiving a copy of an application. In addition the Trust meets at lunch time in Barnsley as a Management Committee just three times per annum. Some, not all, Trustees act as assessors also. This is optional.


Hosted by: Elmhirst Trust

This small Trust provides grants to adults who need to improve their education or training, usually to enable them to seek employment. This very small Trust, which has no office, telephone or email facility, is almost completely reliant on volunteers and communicates initially with applicants by post only. When an eligible, completed application form is received, an assessor will telephone the applicant to arrange a meeting at an agreed venue. The assessor will then discuss the application with the applicant and, where necessary, advise the applicant how best to proceed before preparing their report and recommendation. This report is emailed to all Trustees who circulate their recommendations so that a consensus may be obtained. The average grant awarded is about £500 and course fees are paid directly to the college/ training provider.

Secretary(Treasurer)- The secretary receives enquiries by phone and post and sends out details and application forms; assigns an assessor to each application and circulates their report; communicates the decision of the Trustees to the applicant; makes any grant payments. The secretary convenes and services three meetings of Trustees pa, which involves monitoring the performance of the Trust’s investments. The secretary makes annual returns to the Charity Commission and Companies House. The Secretary maintains financial accounts to satisfy the Trust’s independent auditors. A £500 pa honorarium is available.


Hosted by: South Yorkshire Police

Role purpose Do you have some spare time on your hands? Would you like to assist South Yorkshire Police?
Then why not consider becoming a Police Support Volunteer!
Based at various locations across South Yorkshire, Vehicle Maintenance Assistant Volunteers will assist in the basic maintenance of Police vehicles and stocks (NB NOT A MECHANIC ROLE)

Summary of main duties:
• Interior car cleaning
• Checking traffic cones, vehicle lights and oil levels
• Tyre condition checks
• Replenish /check vehicle first aid kits
• General organisation and upkeep of the police garage
• Reordering of equipment


Hosted by: South Yorkshire Police

The foundations of SYP’s success include the delivery of an excellent victim-led service. To do this we have to ensure that victims are at the centre of our service. We treat victims, witnesses and customers with respect, empathy and compassion in our service delivery.

Main duties:

-As a Customer Satisfaction Volunteer, you will work alongside colleagues and fellow volunteers, making phone calls to victims of certain crime types including burglary, hate crime and vulnerable victims.

-You will ask a series of pre- set questions in order to improve customer satisfaction.


Hosted by: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

We are recruiting for local volunteers in the Barnsley area to be part of the new Neighbourhood Justice programme.

The role of Neighbourhood Justice Facilitator
Neighbourhood Justice facilitators are volunteers from the local community and are trained to deliver restorative justice for anti-social behaviour and neighbour disputes.
Becoming a volunteer is a great opportunity to become more involved in your local community. Facilitators receive free restorative justice training and an opportunity to gain valuable work experience.
By becoming a facilitator, you will be at the heart of communities, engaging with local people and providing them with the tools and guidance they need to resolve conflict and move on.

What is the Neighbourhood Justice Programme?
The neighbourhood Justice programme provides a safe and neutral environment for restorative justice meetings to take place. Restorative justice gives victims the opportunity to communicate with the person who has caused them harm. It is an opportunity for the victim to explain how an incident has affected their life and hold the perpetrator to account for what they have done. It is an opportunity for the perpetrator to take responsibility for their actions and try to make amends. Research suggests that restorative justice has significant benefits for victims and also helps reduce reoffending.

Hours: There are no set times/hours. Each volunteer is expected to manage one case per month at times that fit around the volunteer’s schedule and the schedule of the participants.
Location: Community and home based. On occasion volunteers will be required to meet with the Neighbourhood Justice Coordinator for supervision. The role will cover the cost of expenses and mileage.
To apply for the role please contact the Neighbourhood Justice Coordinator at Carlamoore@barnsley.gov.uk to request an application form


Hosted by: Rotherham and Barnsley Mind

Rotherham and Barnsley Mind’s Social Mentor Volunteer offers facilitation support to our group sessions consisting of service users with mental health issues. Social sessions provide an opportunity for peer support; relearn lost skills and find new ones; regain confidence and self-esteem; reduce social isolation; increase independence and to build a new social network.

The Social Mentor will greet service users on arrival – especially ones who are new to the group. Making them feel supported, encourage social interaction with peers and participate in the programmed activities.


Hosted by: Rotherham and Barnsley Mind

Role Description:
To provide companionship and support via weekly contact to reduce social isolation to people living in the Barnsley area.

Tasks Involved:
• To make weekly telephone calls to a range of clients from all walks of life to support in reducing their social isolation.
• To adapt topics of conversation accordingly considering the needs and life experience of each individual client.
• To listen to the client and to ensure that the conversation is client led.
• To inform the Service Lead of any concerns regarding the client’s welfare or potential safeguarding issue in line with our policy and procedures.
• To participate in group supervision session with other volunteers chaired by the Project Coordinator.
• To participate in individual supervision and support in line with R B Mind’s volunteer policy and procedures.
• To participate in mandatory training.
• Helping individuals keep up to date with Rotherham and Barnsley Mind services.


Hosted by: SSAFA - the Armed Forces charity

Caseworkers visit clients to work out what type of help they need. Next, they find the right sources of support and arrange for clients to access it. This might be funds for special equipment for someone with a disability, adaptions to a property so an older client can remain at home or funds for a rental deposit. Caseworkers also sign-post clients onto specialist local services for advice on benefits, housing, mental health, debt, finding work etc.
Volunteer Caseworkers are the lifeblood of SSAFA, supporting a growing number of people in need of financial, practical and emotional support. Clients come from all backgrounds and age groups and may have served in WW2 or in a more recent conflict like Iraq or Afghanistan. Our trained volunteers listen without judgement to assess and provide tailored support to help people navigate life in and beyond military service. We need you to join your local SSAFA team to help us achieve this.


Hosted by: Barnsley CVS

We are working in collaboration with the NHS and local CCG to help with the smooth running of the vaccination programme.

We have a main clinic running from Priory Campus, and often we can have pop up smaller clinics running at Apollo Court in Dodworth, Goldthorpe Medical Centre and Market Kitchen in Barnsley Market.

Outdoor Marshals will be based in the car park of the clinic they are assigned.

Tasks and activities will include:
Ensuring the smooth arrival on site of those coming for vaccination.
Signposting new arrivals to the correct entrance and direct traffic in the car park if necessary.
Identify Blue Badge holders, so they are parked as close to the building as possible.
Liaising with appropriate staff to address any issues that arise and escalating to the relevant on site person if necessary, whilst maintaining health and safety at all times.
Ensuring attendees respect social distancing guidance.
Identify attendees who require additional support and direct them as appropriate.
Manage exit of attendees, ensuring that social distancing guidelines are respected.
Working alongside another volunteer and buildings staff, you will ensure number limits in certain areas of the car park are maintained to avoid overcrowding.
Understand procedures in place if an emergency arises and staff need to be alerted.


Hosted by: Barnsley CVS

We are working in collaboration with the NHS and local CCG to help with the smooth running of the vaccination programme.

We have a main clinic running from Priory Campus, and often we can have pop up smaller clinics running at Apollo Court in Dodworth, Goldthorpe Medical Centre and Market Kitchen in Barnsley Market.

The Patient Support role will be based inside the clinic to support the clinical staff in the smooth delivery of the COVID-19 vaccination programme by greeting attendees after they have had their vaccination and helping them move safely to the recovery area, as well as signposting people to the correct exit.

Tasks and activities will include:
Meeting and greeting vaccine attendees, helping them navigate to the correct COVID-secure recovery areas, providing reassuring conversation post vaccine.
Alongside another volunteer and buildings staff, you will ensure number limits in recovery areas are maintained to avoid overcrowding.
Directing attendees safely to the correct exits.
Patrol the recovery area, making observational checks on those that have received the vaccine and keeping vigilant for adverse reactions.
Alert the designated medical staff to any adverse reactions as soon as possible.
Understand procedures in place if an emergency arises and staff need to be alerted.
Report immediately to a supervising member of staff anything that is likely to pose a threat or danger to the attendees or site safety.


Hosted by: Speak With IT

Mission:
Speak With IT (SWIT) are a registered charity whose mission is to improve the wellbeing of people with aphasia and their carers, by using technology, supported conversation and through the dedicated help of trained and compassionate volunteers, providing long term support. Your time will help the charity to meet its aims for providing support for people with aphasia and their carers:
1. To help people with aphasia and their carers to feel less isolated and more supported
2. To improve the communication skills of people with aphasia
3. To increase knowledge and understanding of supported conversation among people with aphasia and carers
Purpose:
The Aphasia Cafe role involves supporting people after stroke or head injury who have communication difficulties. As a volunteer, you would be expected to help by supporting people with communication difficulties to engage in conversation. Training will be provided by a speech and language therapist and we aim to have a team of volunteers supporting on the day.

Impact:
Living with aphasia can be a very lonely experience when you don’t have the tools to tell people how you feel, or express your innermost needs. We use communication in almost every aspect of our daily lives, including using social media, talking with family, and even changing the channel on the television, but these things can all be very difficult when you have aphasia. Through attending our cafes people with aphasia and their carers have increased wellbeing and resilience. The aim of our work is for carers and people with aphasia to feel less isolated and more supported.


Hosted by: Nacro

Nacro understand the importance of supporting our service users as they navigate the Criminal Justice System and rebuild their lives after a prison sentence or whilst on Probation. Our team of specialist housing advisors are able to work with service users to overcome barriers to obtain secure and stable accommodation. This then supports with the successful reintegration back into society. We are now looking for Volunteers to come on board and support us to make a difference.

What are we looking for?
- We would like to see applications from people who genuinely want to support individuals to make positive changes in their life, you do not necessarily need to have relevant experience as training will be given.
- We are keen to develop a diverse voluntary group and welcome applicants with lived experience.
- We want volunteers who are non-judgemental, passionate, and resourceful.
- We would like you to commit to a minimum of 6 months.


Hosted by: The Astoria Centre

Would you like to become part of a unique heritage venue?
The Astoria Centre, Barnsley has a number of volunteering opportunities available.
The Astoria Centre is home to the National Theatre Organ Heritage Centre and houses a fascinating collection of theatre pipe organs from the halcyon days of the 1930s.
Volunteer opportunities include
stewarding at events, helping to preserve and restore these mighty music machines, preparing & cleaning the venue for public events, helping with publicity & promotion, digitising our fascinating archive of theatre organ memorabilia and documentation, helping with admin and developing our online presence, together with furthering our media output.
We are a friendly group of volunteers, that also enjoy being part of a sociable team, helping to preserve these rare instruments.


Hosted by: The Access Project

The Access Project is an education charity supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme provides in-school support which includes 1 to 1 mentoring, university trips and workshops as well as personalised academic tuition, to help disadvantaged young people gain places at top-third ranked universities.
At the moment, young people in the UK from disadvantaged backgrounds are six times less likely to progress to a top-third university compared to their peers working at a similar academic level, so The Access Project seeks to change this. We help these young people to see university as something that is 'for them', to support them to make competitive applications and to get the grades they deserve so that they can fulfil their potential.

The Access Project is looking for volunteers to support disadvantaged young people aged 14-18 for 1 hour a week with their academic studies, through our easy-to-use dedicated online platform. You’ll join a training session during the summer and begin in the early autumn. All volunteering is done online so you can be based anywhere in the UK!
● Support a young person in one school subject to achieve the GCSE / A level grades they deserve and to fulfil their potential
● Inspire, motivate and raise aspirations towards higher education & the world of work
● Students supported by The Access Project typically achieve a grade higher at GCSE and are four times more likely than their peers to progress to a top-third ranked university.


Hosted by: Penistone Gateway Club

We run a social club night for our members with learning difficulties each Friday during school term times. Activities for members include craft making, board games, physical games, discos etc. We have guests leading activities too and have trips out. Our members are a happy bunch and we try to make the evening as as entertaining and fun as possible. Pop down or contact us to join in. see https://www.facebook.com/PeniGatewayClub


Hosted by: Sense

Sense are looking for retail assistants to work in our popular Barnsley shop.

There are many available positions, such as Back Sorting room positions -these include sorting, ticketing, pricing, and steaming roles.

We also have shop floor positions available such as, merchandising and till operation if you prefer being out with our customers- there really is something for everyone!

If you have a few hours to spare come and join our team, learn new skills and support our charity.


Hosted by: Barnsley Foodbank Partnership

We are looking for Volunteer Drivers for Barnsley Foodbank Partnership for immediate start to distribute/collect Food from our main Warehouse to our Foodbank sites.

We are looking for volunteers on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9.00am until 11.30am.

Individuals can just do one day if they wish.

Volunteers are the life blood of foodbanks. Your skills could be just what we need.


Hosted by: South Yorkshire Housing Association

Gardening Volunteer

Being outside in nature has become many people’s favourite pastime during the Coronavirus pandemic and we want our communal outdoor spaces to be brilliant.

We’re looking for green fingered volunteers to help make our extra care scheme gardens into lovely looking places that our customers can enjoy.

You may work alone or as part of a team with other volunteers, and volunteering with us can be flexible at a time that suits you. You’ll receive all the basic training and equipment to get you started and you’ll have access to our full suite of development training, should you require,

We’d welcome applicants with all variations of experience and garden/landscape interests, so don’t worry if you are not a flower expert, there will still be jobs for you to do!

You won’t be out of pocket whilst volunteering with us and we’ll discuss potential expenses when we meet.

Main Tasks and Role Requirements
•Complete South Yorkshire Housing Associations volunteer induction
•Work with scheme supervisors and possibly customers to improve outdoor spaces
•Work either alone or with other volunteers to maintain flower beds, pot plants and arrange hanging baskets.
•Follow any health and safety guidance given by supervisors
•Report any health and safety issues

What you can expect from us
•We’ll be there to support you throughout your time with us
•We’ll provide you with everything you need to volunteer, including gardening equipment
•We’ll provide all the necessary training
•You’ll have access to our full suite of online training and classroom courses. If you’re interested in doing a course, we’ll support you with setting up the training
•We’ll cover any reasonable expenses you incur whilst volunteering with us, including travel

Locations available to Volunteer:

Whitfield House - Glossop

Westmeads - Royston, Barnsley

Whinn Dale - Normanton, Wakefield

Stonelow Court - Dronfield

White Willows - Jordanthorpe, Sheffield

The Meadows - Shirecliffe, Sheffield

Newsome Vale - Wombwell, Barsnley


Hosted by: Penistone Community Radio Ltd

Good news from Penistone FM: we have been awarded a grant of £8,583 from Penistone Area Council's Working Together Fund - Supporting Young People Grant.
We have launched our new project 'Active Minds’ which will include delivering training to young people aged 16-25; the training will equip young people with skills around confidence building, using their voice and making new social and community connections.
During the lockdown earlier this year, we started to become increasingly concerned for some of our younger volunteers and their peers, who were experiencing an increased knock in confidence and low mood levels partly due to the pandemic.
This is when we started to look at the possibility of creating a training course that would be similar to some of our previous courses we have run, not with the focus in creating ‘radio presenters’ but rather as a way of us helping rebuild the confidence and mental health of the young people in our community.
We believe the Coronavirus Pandemic will have had an impact on people in many different ways. In a YouGov survey of November 2020, 24% of adults said they experienced feelings of loneliness, levels of which were higher in young people, full-time students, single parents and the young unemployed. A survey we carried out at the Youth Conference at Penistone Grammar School in November 2019, portrayed a similar picture with many local young people feeling under intense pressure, and we can only imagine the pandemic has exacerbated these problems.
The training course is completely free, due to the funding from Penistone Area Council, and will run for 7 weeks at a time. Young people will get the chance to experience a professional radio studio and enjoy different elements of radio, from recording and editing audio to filming and making connections with local volunteer groups.
The training course will also offer the opportunity for the trainees to take part in the Active Mind Podcast where they will be able to talk about personal challenges and everyday life for young people in South Yorkshire.
We are inviting people from across the borough who have experienced poor mental health and/or a loss of confidence in the past year to get in contact to find out more information.


Hosted by: National Trust- Wentworth Castle Gardens

Role summary Do you have a keen interest in everything involving books? Our Second-hand Bookshop Volunteers know where to find the poetry section, or holiday reads, and love helping our visitors to find something they will enjoy.
What's involved? Making visitors feel welcome and helping them to enjoy their day.
Serving customers and helping them find what they’re after.
Taking payments using the till.
Taking in donations of books, cleaning, pricing and sorting them into categories.
Keeping the bookshop looking inviting and well stocked.
Promoting the bookshop, thinking of new ways to develop it, and helping out with relevant events.
Helping to make sure things run as smoothly and safely as possible.
You may need to carry bags/boxes of donated books; which may be heavy.


Hosted by: National Trust- Wentworth Castle Gardens

Role summary Engagement Ranger Volunteers will help visitors make the most of their visit. Friendly and approachable, they'll walk the site giving directions and information to visitors and keeping an eye out for any safety concerns.
What's involved? Walking in the parkland with your dog (if you have one) and giving visitors a friendly welcome.
Talking to visitors about Wentworth Castle Gardens and the National Trust.
Using the radio to report any safety concerns to the outdoors team.
Engaging with dog owners in a friendly way to provide them with information such as the location of dog waste bins and recommending when dogs should be under close control.


Hosted by: The Salvation Army Trading Company

'Help us to help others'

Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL) is the trading arm of The Salvation Army in the UK and Republic of Ireland. We were established in 1991 to help fund The Salvation Army’s vital work with vulnerable people in the UK, and today we raise money and encourage reuse and recycling through a network of over 240 charity shops, 2 Superstores, 10 Donation Centres and a rapidly expanding clothing collection division, all of which is constantly growing and developing.

With the support of the British public, we have been able to donate millions of pounds to The Salvation Army – over £43 million has been donated in the last five years alone, helping to fund the extensive and very important work that The Salvation Army carries out– including homelessness and addiction services, care for older people, help at emergency incidents, support for adult victims of human trafficking in England and Wales and a Family Tracing Service.

If you want to be a part of our success and to play a part in helping others whilst volunteering for a fantastic company, then read on!

The role:
Are you looking to gain experience in the retail sector? On the other hand, do you have previous retail experience that you could put to use and know that you are making a difference supporting The Salvation Army?

We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic and responsible people with excellent people skills to become or train to be volunteer key holders in our busy shop. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop skills and enhance your CV or a chance to take on a volunteer role with more responsibility as the role progresses at your own pace.

What you will be doing:
Opening and closing the shop
Dealing with customer queries
Selling products at the till
Supporting other volunteers
Maintaining front of house standards

How we can help our volunteers:
Give skills, training and experience of working within a retail environment that could assist with future job searches
The opportunity of developing new skills and the chance to utilise existing skills
The ability to be part of a shop team and to make new friends
The chance to gain a recognised NVQ qualification (dependent on criteria)
Build confidence
Support from our divisional Salvation Army colleagues in times of need, if required

This role is an unpaid role but reasonable travel expenses will be paid in line with the volunteer expense policy, along with 25% discount on all purchases and a fantastic employee benefits platform giving a 24/7 advice helpline and 100's of high street benefits, amongst others.

The time commitment for this role is flexible and will be agreed in advance with the charity shop manager, but if you have any available hours to spare then please apply now as we would love to talk to you.


Hosted by: The Salvation Army Trading Company

Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL) is the trading arm of The Salvation Army in the UK and Republic of Ireland. We were established in 1991 to help fund The Salvation Army’s vital work with vulnerable people in the UK, and today we raise money and encourage reuse and recycling through a network of over 230 charity shops, 2 Superstores, 8 Donation Centres and a rapidly expanding clothing collection division, all of which is constantly growing and developing.

With the support of the British public, we have been able to donate millions of pounds to The Salvation Army – over £43 million has been donated in the last five years alone, helping to fund the extensive and very important work that The Salvation Army carries out– including homelessness and addiction services, care for older people, help at emergency incidents, support for adult victims of human trafficking in England and Wales and a Family Tracing Service.

If you want to be a part of our success and to play a part in helping others whilst volunteering for a fantastic company, then we have a role that suits you.

Do you like getting out and about in the local community?

We need volunteers to assist our drivers in collecting bags of donations from customers’ homes and deliver back to the shop. You may also be asked to move stock from shop to shop or even take unsellable goods to the local tip.

So, whether you're looking to make new friends a couple of hours a week or improve your CV, we can provide all the support you need. We offer flexible hours to fit in with your life style as well as reimbursement for travel and staff discount. If you are looking to improve your CV, we may also be able to offer volunteers the choice to do a free short course or a selection of NVQ qualifications.


Hosted by: Beacon South Yorkshire Carer Support

Are you trained/training in either:
Massage
Reflexology
Reiki
Hopi Ear Candles?
If so Beacon South Yorkshire need you!
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER TO OFFER THERAPIES TO CARERS 2 WEDNESDAYS A MONTH 4-8 HOURS


Hosted by: The Salvation Army Trading Company

Are you an enthusiastic outgoing individual? Do you like chatting to people? If this is you, we have a fantastic opportunity for you to join our team. Our Volunteer Sales Assistants are welcoming and helpful with a can-do attitude, making customers feel welcome and supported to find the things they’re looking for, as well as assisting them to purchase their items at the cash desk. They also keep the sales floor looking inspiring and support donors with their donations.


Hosted by: Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

Bluebell Wood is committed to safe volunteer recruitment practices.

Volunteer role: Events & Fundraising Volunteer

Volunteer supervisor: Events Co-ordinator

About the hospice:

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice offers care for children and young people in South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, North Lincolnshire and North Derbyshire. Our highly specialised care team look after children and young people with a vast range of complex medical needs. We provide support, respite, 24 hour urgent response and end of life treatment and care. Sibling support is also at the heart of our work, as well as counselling and bereavement services, hospice at home and befriending.

About this role:

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to support with the running of our events. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to meet new people and contribute to raising vital funds for the hospice.

Key tasks:

Below are outlined a range of roles. You might be interested in helping with some of these areas:

Logistics/Event Support:
• Setting up and taking down gazebos
• Unloading and loading event vehicles
• Setting up event equipment – flags, banners, signage, tables
• Other reactive event duties, e.g., emptying bins, replenishing stock – also described as a runner, working very closely with Event Manager.

Marshalling:
• Marshalling a point on an event route - using a radio, reporting first aid requests, providing general direction, encouragement
• Bag drops
• Directional/instruction marshals – ‘sign in this way’, ‘have you filled out your form?’
• Supporting road crossings
• Meet and greet marshals.

Car parking:
• Working with a team to park cars efficiently and safely at events
• Follow instructions of car parking manager/event manager/site manager
• Taking car parking fee if applicable.

Refreshments:
• Operating a water/refreshment station at events to hand out drinks to participants
• Operating a catering/refreshment stand to the public/participants (involves cash handling)
• Following instruction and guidance on hygiene and safety

Stalls and Games:
• Organising games and activities for children and families at events
• Setting up games equipment or stations and operating these throughout event day (involves cash handling)
• Assist in running other stalls –
o Selling crafts or merchandise
o Information stands
o Registration stands – signing event participants in and out
o Signing members of the public and event participants up to other events and campaigns
o Handing out event materials (e.g., medals, wristbands etc.)

Bucket collections:
• Represent Bluebell Wood at organised bucket collections
• Bucket collect/hand out programmes at Events
• Supermarket bag packing

Promotion and Awareness:
• Leaflet drops – residential
• Leaflet/Poster/Banner distribution
• Attending other events to promote Bluebell Wood activity or raise awareness
• Attend cheque presentations on behalf of Bluebell Wood
• Deliver short talks and act as a Bluebell Wood representative when invited to do so.


Hosted by: Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

Volunteer role: Driver’s mate
Volunteer supervisor: Van driver

About the hospice:

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice offers care for children and young people in South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, North Lincolnshire and North Derbyshire. Our highly specialised care team look after children and young people with a vast range of complex medical needs. We provide support, respite, 24 hour urgent response and end of life treatment and care. Sibling support is also at the heart of our work, as well as counselling and bereavement services, hospice at home and befriending.

About this role:

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to help maintain the efficient running of our charity shops’ delivery and collection service. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to meet new people and contribute to raising vital costs to run Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Key tasks:

• Delivering and collecting donated items of furniture to and from our shop
• Assisting the van driver with moving and lifting items to and from customers’ homes
• Collecting donated bags (clothing, toys, bric a brac etc.) from supporters’ homes
• Delivering donated bags (clothing, toys, bric a brac etc.) to our shops
• Helping to make sure that the van is safely and securely loaded
• Speaking to customers in a friendly and professional way
• Storing collected furniture in a tidy and safe manner within the warehouse


Hosted by: Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

Volunteer role: Garden volunteer
Volunteer supervisor: Facilities supervisor

About the hospice:

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice offers care for children and young people in South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, North Lincolnshire and North Derbyshire. Our highly specialised care team look after children and young people with a vast range of complex medical needs. We provide support, respite, 24 hour urgent response and end of life treatment and care. Sibling support is also at the heart of our work, as well as counselling and bereavement services, hospice at home and befriending.

About this role:

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to help maintain the 6.5 acres of grounds at Bluebell Wood. This is a rewarding opportunity which allows you to contribute to providing a pleasant peaceful haven for our families to visit and enjoy.

Key tasks:

Below are outlined a range of roles. We require you to assist with some or all of the following:

• General maintenance of the garden, weeding etc.
• Planting and watering
• Assisting with garden projects
• Maintaining garden furniture
• Painting fences and garden furniture


Hosted by: Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

Volunteer role: Ebay volunteer
Volunteer supervisor: Head of Retail / Retail & Online Administration Co-ordinator

About the hospice:

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice offers care for children and young people in South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, North Lincolnshire and North Derbyshire. Our highly specialised care team look after children and young people with a vast range of complex medical needs. We provide support, respite, 24 hour urgent response and end of life treatment and care. Sibling support is also at the heart of our work, as well as counselling and bereavement services, hospice at home and befriending.

About this role:

Calling all online shoppers! We are looking for organised individuals to support our growing ebay team with listing items on our ebay page, as well as sorting, steaming and packing items, ready to be sold. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to meet new people, develop your skills and help raise funds for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Key tasks:

Below are outlined a range of roles:

• Listing items on to the online platform
• Sorting/steaming/wrapping/packing items
• Other related activities, specific to the role


Hosted by: Dimensions UK

Can you help bring some Winter Magic joy to the people we support?

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to create short videos for the people we support to enjoy and join along with over the Winter, via our YouTube channel.

We're particularly to see videos of:
• Showing how to bake festive treats
• A Christmas themed game/quiz for people to join along with
• Sharing festive traditions from around the world (eg food, greetings, stories, music)

Ideally we would love to receive videos from volunteers before 1st November.


Hosted by: The Salvation Army Trading Company

'Help us to help others'

Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL) is the trading arm of The Salvation Army in the UK and Republic of Ireland. We were established in 1991 to help fund The Salvation Army’s vital work with vulnerable people in the UK, and today we raise money and encourage reuse and recycling through a network of over 240 charity shops, 2 Superstores, 10 Donation Centres and a rapidly expanding clothing collection division, all of which is constantly growing and developing.

With the support of the British public, we have been able to donate millions of pounds to The Salvation Army – over £43 million has been donated in the last five years alone, helping to fund the extensive and very important work that The Salvation Army carries out– including homelessness and addiction services, care for older people, help at emergency incidents, support for adult victims of human trafficking in England and Wales and a Family Tracing Service.

If you want to be a part of our success and to play a part in helping others whilst volunteering for a fantastic company, then read on!

Are you an organised person who likes things to be neat and tidy? Would you enjoy shifting through our donations to uncover hidden gems and sorting into different categories? Whether you're a lover of vintage clothing, stunning jewellery or enjoy reading and gaming, this is the role for you.

We are looking for a Volunteer to sort through stock which is generously donated to the charity. Items are processed to determine which goods are suitable for sale.


Hosted by: Worsbrough Common Athletic F.C.

The Ground assistant will help delivery of pitch maintenance and improvement at a highest standard.

They will also be responsible for preparing the ground ready for match day.

Main tasks: ● Presentation of the pitch to the highest standard for matches and training schedules.
● Ensure the ground is ready for match day also packed away after match day – Goal Netting up, Corner flags in place, Pitch marked out.
● Carrying out general grounds duties such as cutting the grass, watering the pitch, marking the pitch and match preparations.
● Carry out work and fertiliser programmed in by the Heads ground person to ensure the pitches are maintained to the highest possible standard.
● Ensure machinery is maintained and serviced to an acceptable standard.
● Carry out an end of season/closed season pitch renovation programme ensuring the required work is carried out by suppliers.
● Liaising with the Head Grounds Person on a daily basis to ensure pitches are appropriately prepared for training.
● Be available for the required training as prescribed by the football club.
● Any other duties as required and directed by the Head ground person.

Training and support available:
● The Football Club is member of Ground Maintenace Association
● Training will be paid by the Football Club
o Level 1 - Football Grounds Maintenance
Course provided by the Ground Maintenance Association.


Hosted by: South Yorkshire Police

As a Community Safety Volunteer you will support and assist Police Officers, PCSOs and other volunteers in the dissemination of crime prevention information and associated community safety initiatives
You will assist with:
Leaflet drops
Conducting surveys
Attending community events to give out crime prevention information
Promote the volunteer project when attending community events
Promoting the SYP Alert scheme

Volunteers are needed for the following areas -
Town Centre, Hoyland, Goldthorpe, Cudworth, Royston, Kendray


Hosted by: Barnsley Sea Cadets

We are currently looking for a secretary to join our unit committee at Barnsley Sea Cadets.

The secretary's role is to attend meetings and take minutes and to populate the agenda for the next meeting.

It's a fantastic opportunity to get involved in your local community and to make a difference.


Hosted by: Worsbrough Common Athletic F.C.

We are looking for a social media volunteer to help with regularly updating the club’s social media accounts and assisting in media development

Training will be provided by the clubs Head of Media

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Regularly updating Worsbrough Common Athletic AFC Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin platforms
Help our Social Media Officer with creating graphics on Adobe Spark
On occasion, produce written match reports and previews for Worsbrough Common Athletic Football Club
Working alongside the Media team to develop media plans and development.

3 hours per week

Flexible schedule- role can be done from home


Hosted by: Worsbrough Common Athletic F.C.

We are recruiting new voluntary members to join a vibrant football team - we are looking for those passionate about football or looking to gain work experience within the media field. Please apply ASAP if you feel that you fit the criteria.
Time commitment: Match Days and a few hours through the week to write reports and previews
We are looking for a new Journalist to join our Journalist team, we are looking for our team of journalists to be in attendance at all our games and write engaging reports for our audience to read.
Main tasks:
• Writing and/or Proofreading match reports and previews to ensure that it is to a high standard.
• Interviewing players, coaching staff and board members.
Responsible to: Head of Journalism
Where (Location): Barnsley (Preferred)


Hosted by: Worsbrough Common Athletic F.C.

Role Title: Club Photographer/Videographer
Responsible to: Head of Media
Where (Location): Barnsley (Preferably)
Time commitment: Whenever the first team have games/Potential club Events
Role description:
We are looking for a passionate videographer/photographer to capture moments for our community driven football club at games and events
Main tasks:
• Attending club games and events
• Capturing and processing images
• Editing Images
• Liaising with Head of Media to ensure that they are shooting within the brief


Hosted by: Worsbrough Common Athletic F.C.

This role will involve managing all types of the club’s membership, such as renewals & subscriptions and playing a part in retention and member recruitment
Reports To: Finance Director
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• Register new members
• Renew current members
• Maintain membership database
• Ensure members pay their fees on time
• Record who has or hasn’t paid
• Liaise with the Finance Director on club Finances
• Proactive on increasing membership numbers
• Knowledge of the club and the membership


Hosted by: Worsbrough Common Athletic F.C.

• The Safeguarding Director of any club is a very important role. The job is to assist with the safeguarding and protecting of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
• The Covid Officer role is a new aspect to the safeguarding lead role, to assist the Club Covid officer with their role but also keep the clubs risk assessments updated.
• Reports To: Club Chairman
• Responsible For: Everyone safeguarding aspect.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assist the club to fulfil its responsibilities to safeguard children and young people
• Assist the club to implement the child welfare section of the development plan
• To be the first point of contact for staff, volunteers, parents and children/young people where concerns about children’s welfare, poor practice or child abuse are identified
• Be the first point of contact with the Child Welfare Officer at the FA
• Implement the FA's reporting and recording procedures
• Maintain contact details for local social services, police and the Area Child Protection Committee
• Promote the FA's best practice guidance/code of ethics and behaviour within the club and anti-discriminatory practice
• Ensure confidentiality is maintained

This role will be about 3 hours per week, but is flexible and can be done from home


Hosted by: Worsbrough Common Athletic F.C.

We are looking for volunteers to join our vibrant football club - if you are passionate about football and would love to gain more work experience within a club environment, please apply ASAP.
Role Title: Head of Social Media
Responsible to: Head of Media
Role is 3 hours per week and can be done from home
Time commitment: Few hours a week to help on social platforms
Role description:
We are looking for a new Head of Social Media to help assist in the running of all our social platforms along with helping develop new media campaigns in creative new formats.
Will also be part of the Safeguarding Team.
Main tasks:
• Running and updating our various social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn)
• Helping to direct our social media officers with the creating and distributing content
• Proofreading content before it is distributed on our social platforms
• On occasions writing both match reports and previews for the football club
• Will be responsible for promoting safeguarding online and be the safeguarding contact online referring everything to the safeguarding Lead.


Hosted by: Weston Park Cancer Charity

We are looking for volunteer drivers for our new transport service.

The Free-to-Use Barnsley Transport Service service will bring Cancer patients in Barnsley to any of the Sheffield hospitals (mainly Weston Park) for treatment. This is a really worthwhile cause as I’m sure you can imagine. For people undergoing cancer treatment, the journey from their home town to a neighbouring city is often a difficult, stressful and expensive one.

We will be looking to recruit drivers who are able to give one day a week to drive a Transit sized minibus between Barnsley football stadium and the hospital.

Volunteers will be joining more than a Transport Service, they will be joining the WP Cancer Charity Family. We have a drivers team Whatsapp group so that everyone can keep in touch, share experiences/stories/learning curves and we also try to get together socially to build the team feeling amongst the volunteers.


Hosted by: Barnsley Independent Alzheimer's and Dementia Support

Who we are:
BIADS is an organisation formed by Barnsley people to provide support to those who have any form of dementia and their families and friends. Since we are an independent group serving the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley we can guarantee that all funds raised and donations received will be used here in Barnsley. Our dedicated centre in Barnsley provide support to those affected by dementia, their carers, families and friends by providing information, emotional support, social opportunities, meaningful activities and events. Our range of services we hope to enable our members to live well with dementia in the community.

Who we need?
We are looking for some friendly caring volunteers who can help out for a few hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at our Day Care centre on Eastgate Barnsley. We would expect volunteers to be happy to join in with sessions such as singing and craft making.


Hosted by: Worsbrough Community Pantry

What does Worsbrough Community Pantry do?
We know that times are difficult, and we want to help people before they reach crisis point.
Worsbrough Community Pantry is not a foodbank; we simply offer good food at an affordable price. Individuals can access Worsbrough Community Pantry for a weekly fee of £3.00 and receive food items up to the value of £15.
The Pantry is run by volunteers at Worsbrough Community Church with support and funding from the Worsbrough Ward Alliance
What do Pantry Collection and delivery driver volunteers do?
Pantry volunteers will support the operation of the Community Pantry, for the role of driver this will include the following:
• Collect previous weeks used trays from the Pantry to return to FareShare.
• Report to FareShare on Wednesday mornings at 9.30am to load your vehicle with the new stock items.
• Delivering new stock items to Worsbrough Community Church.
• Help unload stock items.
• Checking new stock for sell by dates and helping to replenish shelves and fridge.

Location: Collecting from: Fare Share 14, Aldham Industrial Estate, Mitchells Way, Wombwell, Barnsley S73 8HA

Delivering to: Worsbrough Community Church, High Street, Worsbrough, Barnsley, S70 4SG

Support and supervision from: Pantry Trustees

Time Commitment: Wednesday’s 9.30am – 10.30am*

* All roles and time commitments are fully flexible and can be tailored to the availability of the volunteers, however, we do ask that where possible the hours per session and the frequency of volunteering, i.e weekly or fortnightly etc, remain consistent. This is to help pantry trustees create a regular rota


Hosted by: Worsbrough Community Pantry

What does Worsbrough Community Pantry do?
We know that times are difficult, and we want to help people before they reach crisis point.
Worsbrough Community Pantry is not a foodbank; we simply offer good food at an affordable price. Individuals can access Worsbrough Community Pantry for a weekly fee of £3.00 and receive food items up to the value of £15.
The Pantry is run by volunteers at Worsbrough Community Church with support and funding from the Worsbrough Ward Alliance
What do Pantry Support volunteers do?
Pantry Support volunteers will support the operation of the Community Pantry, for the role of Front of House and Refreshments volunteer this will include the following:
• Greeting pantry members
• Serving refreshments
• Chatting with members and sign posting to other services where appropriate
• Supporting the other volunteers distributing the stock if necessary
• Washing cups and tidying away any items used in the kitchen

Location: Worsbrough Community Church, High Street, Worsbrough, Barnsley, S70 4SG
Support and supervision from: Pantry Trustees
Time Commitment: Wednesday’s between the hours of
11.15am – 1.45pm*
* All roles and time commitments are fully flexible and can be tailored to the availability of the volunteers, however, we do ask that where possible the hours per session and the frequency of volunteering, i.e weekly or fortnightly etc, remain consistent. This is to help pantry trustees create a regular rota


Hosted by: Worsbrough Community Pantry

What does Worsbrough Community Pantry do?
We know that times are difficult, and we want to help people before they reach crisis point.
Worsbrough Community Pantry is not a foodbank; we simply offer good food at an affordable price. Individuals can access Worsbrough Community Pantry for a weekly fee of £3.00 and receive food items up to the value of £15.
The Pantry is run by volunteers at Worsbrough Community Church with support and funding from the Worsbrough Ward Alliance
What do Pantry Support volunteers do?
Pantry Support volunteers will support the operation of the Community Pantry, this could include the following:
• Receiving and checking stock deliveries
• Stocking, replenishing and rotating food shelves, including perishable and non-perishable items
• Serving Community Pantry customers
• Managing applications of the Community Pantry and contacting successful and unsuccessful membership applicants
• Front of house support
• Serving refreshments
• Basic Administration duties

Location: Worsbrough Community Church, High Street, Worsbrough, Barnsley, S70 4SG
Support and supervision from: Pantry Trustees
Time Commitment: Wednesday’s between the hours of
11am – 2pm*
* All roles and time commitments are fully flexible and can be tailored to the availability of the volunteers, however, we do ask that where possible the hours per session and the frequency of volunteering, i.e weekly or fortnightly etc, remain consistent. This is to help pantry trustees create a regular rota


Hosted by: Worsbrough Community Pantry

What does Worsbrough Community Pantry do?
We know that times are difficult, and we want to help people before they reach crisis point.
Worsbrough Community Pantry is not a foodbank; we simply offer good food at an affordable price. Individuals can access Worsbrough Community Pantry for a weekly fee of £3.00 and receive food items up to the value of £15.
The Pantry is run by volunteers at Worsbrough Community Church with support and funding from the Worsbrough Ward Alliance
What do Pantry Support volunteers do?
Pantry Support volunteers will support the operation of the Community Pantry, this could include the following:
• Greeting pantry members existing and new
• Marking attendance against a list of registered members
• Handling money
• Advising members of any changes to normal service i.e a holiday week etc
• Distributing fliers/ leaflets for other community activity where applicable
• Sign posting to other services where applicable

Location: Worsbrough Community Church, High Street, Worsbrough, Barnsley, S70 4SG
Support and supervision from: Pantry Trustees
Time Commitment: Wednesday’s between the hours of 11.15am
-1.45pm*
* All roles and time commitments are fully flexible and can be tailored to the availability of the volunteers. However, we do ask that where possible the hours per session and the frequency of volunteering, i.e weekly or fortnightly etc, remain consistent. This is to help pantry trustees create a regular rota


Hosted by: Worsbrough Community Pantry

What does Worsbrough Community Pantry do?
We know that times are difficult, and we want to help people before they reach crisis point.
Worsbrough Community Pantry is not a foodbank; we simply offer good food at an affordable price. Individuals can access Worsbrough Community Pantry for a weekly fee of £3.00 and receive food items up to the value of £15.
The Pantry is run by volunteers at Worsbrough Community Church with support and funding from the Worsbrough Ward Alliance
What do Pantry Support volunteers do?
Pantry Support volunteers will support the operation of the Community Pantry, for the role of Social Media and Communication support this will include the following:
• Creating relevant and engaging content for the Facebook Page including regular reminders of opening times.
• Sharing information relevant to pantry users and wider community such as sign posting to other Facebook pages or groups
• Producing posters and leaflets for distribution to wider community.
• Responding to comments on the Facebook page
• Responding to messages on the Facebook page
• Signposting potential new users to the online application form.
• Increasing the Facebook Page number of likes / reach

Location: Worsbrough Community Church, High Street, Worsbrough, Barnsley, S70 4SG
Support and supervision from: Pantry Trustees
Time Commitment: Fully Flexible role, duties can be carried out
anywhere at anytime


Hosted by: Worsbrough Community Pantry

What does Worsbrough Community Pantry do?
We know that times are difficult, and we want to help people before they reach crisis point.
Worsbrough Community Pantry is not a foodbank; we simply offer good food at an affordable price. Individuals can access Worsbrough Community Pantry for a weekly fee of £3.00 and receive food items up to the value of £15.
The Pantry is run by volunteers at Worsbrough Community Church with support and funding from the Worsbrough Ward Alliance
What do Pantry Support volunteers do?
Pantry volunteers will support the operation of the Community Pantry, for the role of stock and distribution this will include the following:
• Stocking, replenishing and rotating food shelves, including perishable and non-perishable items
• Serving Community Pantry customers
• Updating the itemised stock list as items are taken

Location: Worsbrough Community Church, High Street, Worsbrough, Barnsley, S70 4SG
Support and supervision from: Pantry Trustees
Time Commitment: Wednesday’s between the hours of
11.15am– 1.45pm*
* All roles and time commitments are fully flexible and can be tailored to the availability of the volunteer. However, we do ask that where possible the hours per session and the frequency of volunteering, i.e weekly or fortnightly etc, remain consistent. This is to help pantry trustees create a regular rota