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Hosted by: Donny Road Den

Do you have a special skill you want to share with others?
Can you play the guitar or are good at producing art, crafts etc.
If so then volunteering at Donny Road Den could be for you. The Club are wanting anybody with a skill to come along and engage with young people, aged 8-18.
We have pool tables, table football, table tennis, arts and crafts, Wii.

The club runs every Tuesday during term time 6pm to 8pm, Doncaster Road Primary School, Doncaster Road, Barnsley we are based at the Primary School on Doncaster Road in Barnsley travelling along the A635 the school is on your left travelling out of Barnsley town centre.


Hosted by: Barnsley Citizens Advice Bureau

Barnsley Citizens Advice Bureau are looking for an Admin volunteer to undertake the following tasks -

• Using spread sheets, databases and word processing packages
• Maintaining and developing administrative systems
• Stock control of leaflets and housekeeping provisions
• Helping to prepare for events
• Creating promotional materials e.g. leaflets and poster
• Working towards a paperless office, e.g. scanning files
• Updating and maintaining I.T programs and systems
• Supporting/assisting the Office Manager and administrators with general administration tasks.
• Housekeeping and replenishing of consumables for day to day office running


Hosted by: Barnsley Citizens Advice Bureau

Barnsley Citizens Advice Bureau are currently looking for volunteer advisers to undertake the following tasks -
• Complete the training to become competent in this role.
• Assessing clients' problem(s) using sensitive listening and questioning skills.
• Interviewing clients, both face-to-face and on the telephone, letting the client explain their enquiry and helping the client to set priorities.
• Identify key information about the problem including time limits, key dates and any requirement for urgent advice or action (using Advisernet, and any other diagnostic tools, as necessary).
• Assess and agree the appropriate level of service, taking into consideration the client's ability to take the next step themselves, the complexity of the problem and Citizens Advice Barnsley's resources.
• Finding, interpreting and communicating the relevant information and exploring options and implications in order that the client can come to a decision.
• Acting, where necessary, on behalf of the client, negotiating, drafting or writing letters or making appropriate referrals.
• Record clear and accurate case records on PETRA.
• Contribute to Research and Campaign work by completing evidence forms.
• Keep up to date on important issues by attending the appropriate training and by essential reading.
• Attend workers meetings and other training events.
• Maintain CAB's quality of advice.
• Attend training courses appropriate to the role.


Hosted by: Barnsley Citizens Advice Bureau

We are currently looking for a volunteer to undertake the following -
• Welcome clients coming into the bureau reception area.
• Explain how the service operates to clients.
• Provide information about the CAB and other advice services to clients from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures.
• Work collaboratively with other colleagues involved in the advice work process and liaise with advice staff regarding support for individual clients.
• Provide a service that is based on sensitivity and respect for clients.
• Acknowledge children and / or any special needs and take appropriate action.
• Maintain confidentiality about clients and their contact with the bureau.
• Consult the advice service supervisor appropriately.
• Work within agreed bureau systems and procedures.
• Answer the telephone and refer calls or take messages.
• Process client information collected at the reception help desk, e.g. Petra day sheets.
• Provide client with information where appropriate, including details of other agencies, and point out leaflets / fact sheets from public information website.
• Regularly check that client information leaflets and posters are up to date.
• Create, maintain and archive paper and electronic filing systems in accordance with the bureau's systems and procedures.
• Monitor the reception email account and forward emails to appropriate staff.


Hosted by: Barnsley Citizens Advice Bureau

* Provide support and guidance to advisers on research and campaigns work
* Help advisers to identify suitable cases for research and campaigns work.
* Check completed Bureau Evidence Forms.
* Complete Bureau Evidence Forms from advisers' Quick Evidence Forms.
* Submit completed Bureau Evidence Forms to Citizens Advice.
* Keep up to date with research and campaigns issues
* Monitor trends in bureau enquiries, to identify issues for potential local or national research and campaigns work.
* Monitor the Research and campaigns round up, Citizens Advice and other publications and newsletters.
* Network with other local groups and agencies involved in research and campaigns work.
* Report on research and campaigns issues at volunteers' meetings.
* Involve advisers in appropriate research and campaigns activities.
* Contribute to effective research and campaigns work within the bureau
* Review the priorities for research and campaigns work within the bureau.
* Professional development
* Attend relevant internal and external meetings, as agreed with the manager.
* Participate in own supervision and appraisal.
* Identify own learning needs and appropriate ways of meeting them.
* Work within the bureau's wider systems and procedures.
* Other duties and responsibilities
* Uphold the aims and principles of the CAB service


Hosted by: South Yorkshire Police

The Cadets meet on a Wednesday evening and are based at each of the Force Districts – Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. As a Volunteer Cadet Leader, you will assist with the running of the Volunteer Cadet Scheme.

The role will include:
• supervising cadets at the weekly cadet nights taking care of the cadets welfare and safety
• attending community events with the cadets and taking responsibility for their welfare and safety
• ensuring that all cadets utilise DutySheet to reply to event invitations and record their duties
• assisting with the delivery of the BTEC programme
• travelling on minibuses with the cadets to other venues when required
• assisting in other Districts and at the joint cadet nights held at the Lifewise Centre when required
• assisting with the development and delivery of session plans to provide the cadets with opportunities to enhance their knowledge of the police service
• assisting with the development and delivery of interactive scenario based activities to develop the cadets team building, problem solving and communication skills
• acting as a role model to encourage all cadets to act with integrity and understand that their actions always have consequences when associated with the police service whether that be in a positive or negative way
• ensuring that all information relating to cadets remains confidential
• ensuring that all issues relating to safeguarding or the welfare of a cadet are brought to the attention of the Community Safety Manager or Cadet/Volunteer Project Officer at the earliest opportunity
• ensuring that the Cadet Leader role is carried out with integrity and professionalism at all times
• ensuring that all mandatory training associated with the role is completed in a timely manner

We are looking for volunteers for all the location areas.


Hosted by: South Yorkshire Police

As a volunteer in this role will be needed to..
* Engage with various agencies, school and other groups to enable the smooth running of events at the Lifewise Centre.
* General assistance relating the arrival of school groups and visitors.
* Provide hospitality provision and act as a point of contact.
You may be required to:
* Help get the sets ready for the arrival of audiences and clear up afterwards.
* Chaperone groups as they move around the centre.


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

Volunteer 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: Age UK Barnsley

Information Assistant

Purpose of the Role:
The role involves greeting visitors to the one stop shop and directing them to the appropriate service or organisation.
The information and Advice service provides information and Advice on matters such as welfare benefits, health and social care, housing and local services.
Main Tasks:
• Greet visitors to the one stop shop and direct them to the correct service
• Book appointments for the information and advice service advisers
• Briefly explore the nature of the problem raised by the client, and, where appropriate, their wider circumstances
• Identify and research information relevant to the user’s situation, drawing on information resources available
• Present and discuss information with the client in an accessible manner
• Record the information given on an electronic system
• Inform people about services that may be available to them and how to access them, including Age UK services; where appropriate, refer people to other agencies and sources of help
• Book appointments with advisers on the electronic/paper system when it is apparent that the client needs more than information.
• Liaise closely with the I&A volunteer supervisor and other advisers, seeking advice, guidance and support where required
• Develop a working knowledge of the information and office systems supporting the service, use them effectively and contribute to their improvement
• Keep up to date with relevant laws, policies and procedures – locally and nationally (provided through ongoing training)


Hosted by: Age UK Barnsley

Purpose of the Role: To provide Administration tasks and support to staff members in the effective running of the mobility scooter and wheelchair hire service.

Main Tasks:

• Completing and Updating the database for the hire of scooters
• Completing the relevant forms to register new members and daily hire agreements
• Booking scooters and wheelchairs in and out
• Training new members on the use of the scooter
• Photocopying and filing
• Collating and recording information as required
• Checking the scooters on return


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: Barnsley Churches Drop In Project

We need help prepping food and serving food, clearing plates, wiping tables, filling up coffee and sugar, all in a busy hectic environment.


Hosted by: Together for Mental Wellbeing

We are looking for Volunteer Advocacy Supporters in Wakefield. Do you have a passion to help people to improve their lives? Would you like to learn about Advocacy?
The role includes working alongside the Volunteer Coordinator to promote self-advocacy in a group setting and in one to one sessions in the community. The Volunteer will use the tools provided to support people to identify goals and take step by step practical moves to achieve them. There is also the opportunity to facilitate group work. The Volunteer scheme is a new and exciting addition to the Wakefield Advocacy service.


Hosted by: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council - Libraries

Do you have the enthusiasm to bring stories to life for young children?
Can you share tips on how grown-ups can read with children?
Are you crafty and happy to encourage children be creative amongst glitter and glue sticks?
Can you spare a couple of hours a week or for one-off sessions throughout the year?

Come and help Barnsley Libraries welcome the next generation of readers to our friendly libraries through our Story and Rhyme sessions, craft activities and school visits

• You don’t need to be word perfect on all verses of “Wheels on the Bus”… we often make it up as we go along! We are looking for a people person who is kind and approachable. We can help you settle into your role and explain what services the library offers young children.

• You will improve your skills working with children, which would be great if you are looking for a career in this area. But it is not all about job skills; you are guaranteed to go home with a smile on your face and a nursery rhyme stuck in your head!


Hosted by: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council - Libraries

Could you spend a couple of hours a week helping people find and apply for jobs online?
Have you got the patience to take someone’s life story and create a winning CV?
Could you help people to work out their email, logins to job sites and Universal Jobmatch?
Would you emphasise with people who are struggling to find the right place for them in the workforce?
Barnsley Libraries want to support people to achieve their best – come and be a part of our Job Club and make a difference to people’s lives.
• You will need good IT skills as most job hunting is done online. We have experienced staff who will support you throughout your time with us
• We are looking for people who can help us make Job Club a friendly, welcoming place that encourages people and celebrates successes


Hosted by: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council - Libraries

Can you make someone feel welcome when they might be nervous and unsure?
Do you like to talk about life in Barnsley?
Have you got the patience to help people who are learning English?
Are you interested in other cultures and experiences?
Can you spare a couple of hours a week?

Come and join Barnsley Libraries to help make our Conversation Café a welcoming place where people can improve their English skills.
• You will gain useful experience in working with people whose first language is not English and in supporting adults in an informal educational setting
• We will help you get to know our ESOL learners and support you to make a real difference to people’s lives


Hosted by: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council - Libraries

Could you help someone find their way around the library? Could you welcome them, show them how to find what they are looking for?
Do you have an approachable manner? Could you help people to fill in a survey about the library services?
Would you enjoy being at the hub of an event, making sure it runs smoothly?
Sometimes… we need someone special… Barnsley Libraries need you to be flexible and adaptable because depending on what day you are with us, you may be doing very different things? Up for it?
• Come and join our team for more challenges… we will make sure you are fully supported and you will learn some excellent customer service skills which are transferable to all areas of life.
• This role could really suit someone who is available at random times for one-off events and busy times on an as-and-when basis.
• You could make the difference and be the reason why someone comes back to the library next week…


Hosted by: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council - Libraries

Do you care about reducing isolation and loneliness?
Do you like recommending friends and family new books that they would enjoy?
Would you like to be part of a small team completing tasks independently?
Could you spare a few hours a week to support our Home Library Service?

Come and help Barnsley Libraries operate our Home Library Service that delivers reading material to housebound people across the borough. You would be based in our busy office gaining experience in a variety of tasks
• We are looking for people who have a love of books, an organised way of working and a flair for thinking in innovative ways
• We can help you to gain experience in the behind the scenes life of libraries
• You will discover a real passion for this unique service that we offer and get to really care about our customers as much as we do


Hosted by: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council - Libraries

Does your mind buzz with ideas when you hear the words ‘Scratch’, ‘Python’ and ‘Raspberry Pi’?
Would you like to help our young people learn how to get creative and confident with code?
Could you give children the opportunity to learn code no matter where they come from or what level of experience they have got?

Come and spare a couple of hours a week to help Barnsley Libraries run our popular Code Club for children 9-11 discovering how to code for computers
• We don’t need you to be a computer genius as our young people learn fast and bring their own ideas to the club and we will support you to settle into your role.
• You will gain essential skills around working with children and computing which could be useful for future careers – but will also be a lot of fun.


Hosted by: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council - Libraries

Bricks!! Minifigures!! Wheels!! What are you going to build today??
We have the bricks! Do you have the enthusiasm to make this an exciting and engaging club that families will talk about all week?
Can you help our children and families to create something from their imagination with Lego?
Could you set challenges to the group and include everyone to create the most awesome team efforts?

Could you spare a couple of hours a week and help Lego Club be fantastic in your local library?
• Barnsley Libraries love Lego Club as it gets all ages together to have fun, play with engineering ideas and to learn how to share the special bricks with others in the group…
• You will gain experience of working with young people in a relaxed setting which could be useful for future careers in education – and you will certainly learn some new Lego-tricks to impress your friends with!


Hosted by: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council - Libraries

Are you creative, crafty and caring?
Can you encourage others to give-it-a-go?
Do you enjoy working with artistic people and sharing skills with young people?
Can you spare a couple of hours a week?

Come and help Barnsley Libraries organise a craft group in the library and meet new people
• We can provide a supportive environment where everyone is welcome.
• We will work with you to follow the interests of the group and your own ideas


Hosted by: Barnsley CVS

Are you passionate about volunteering and can get people talking? If so, we are looking for friendly and chatty people to help with our weekly volunteering information and advice sessions at the Library @ The Lightbox. The role will involve talking to people face to face to find out their interests, their reasons for wanting to volunteer and using our opportunity databases, matching them up with suitable volunteering roles.


Hosted by: Barnsley Museums

Looking for an opportunity to get involved with our exciting Parks for People project, meet new people, share your knowledge, learn new things or just get outside for a bit of fresh air and activity?

Join our Gardeners and other volunteers every Monday and Thursday from 10am to 3pm to help us care for the fantastic and historic gardens and grounds.


Hosted by: Re-engage

One Sunday afternoon a month, throughout the UK, Re-engage groups meet for tea and companionship. These groups are a lifeline of friendship for isolated older people.
Each older guest is assigned a volunteer driver and together they become part of a small group invited to a volunteer hosts’ home for tea. They visit a different host each month but the group remains the same and relationships grow. A warm welcome; a family home; meeting old friends and new, provides older members with companionship and a vital link with the community from which they have become isolated. This simple idea is the essence of Re-engage.

The volunteer drivers will use their own car to pick up and accompany one or two older people just one Sunday afternoon each month. They collect the same older guest from their home, driving them to the host’s home to spend a couple of hours together over tea before returning home. Drivers are not required to do any lifting only assisting with a steadying arm.


Hosted by: Re-engage

One Sunday afternoon a month, throughout the UK, Re-engage groups meet for tea and companionship. These groups are a lifeline of friendship for isolated older people.

Each older guest is assigned a volunteer driver and together they become part of a small group invited to a volunteer hosts’ home for tea. They visit a different host each month but the group remains the same and relationships grow. A warm welcome; a family home; meeting old friends and new, provides older members with companionship and a vital link with the community from which they have become isolated. This simple idea is the essence of Re-engage.

The role of a host is to provide a warm welcome, a friendly atmosphere and a simple afternoon tea with sandwiches and a few cakes for the older guests and the volunteers (once or twice a year). Hosts need a downstairs toilet, no more than three steps and seating for six or more older people (many hosts use a mix of hard and soft chairs). Over time this group of volunteers and older guests get to know each other well and together they spend many Sunday afternoons full of fun and laughter, sharing stories over cake and cups of tea.


Hosted by: Healthwatch Barnsley

Here at Healthwatch we want to hear from as many Barnsley people as possible about their experiences of Health and Social Care. The more information that we have, the stronger the evidence base we are able to present to service providers / commissioners to influence change where needed. We also like to tell them when things are working well. We have a small budget and a large remit and so, in order for us to achieve this we need your help.

We are looking for potential volunteers who would be willing to work with us in their own localities to help us to engage with the public over specific issues. This may be for a few hours every couple of months or a bit more frequently depending on what’s on the Healthwatch agenda. It can include:

· Going along to local events and telling people about our work
· Helping us carry out surveys and engagement
· Giving out information to local people


Hosted by: Educational Learning Support Hub CIO (ELSH)

ELSH is looking for an experienced ESOL/TELT/CELTA or English volunteer teacher who has the ability to give 2 to 10 hours of their time per week helping to teach English as a second Language to our minority students.
This role involves:
Teaching people who live in Barnsley community and the surrounding area, but who don't speak English as a first language. These students may be refugees or immigrants and need to learn the language in order to help them settle into society.
Following the ESOL/TEFL/CELTA or English Academy's course curriculum
Supporting students who want to gain a basic accredited qualification in ESOL/TEFL English PRE- ENTRY, ENTRY 1, 2,3 to Level 1 qualification.
If you are an experienced ESOL teacher, or are currently studying for a teaching qualification in this area, this role might be for you!

Responsibilities
As an English as a foreign language volunteer teacher, you'll need to:
• Plan, prepare and deliver lessons to a range of classes and different level groups.
• Guide students with practical teaching and learning skills
• To prepare and set basic tests, examination papers and exercises
• Mark and provide appropriate feedback on oral and written work
• Be able to use basic I.T and produce new materials, including audio and visual resources
• Attend and contribute to training sessions
• Able to participate in marketing events and training with ELSH partners.
• Undertake basic administrative tasks, such as keeping student registers and attendance records for quality assurance.

Volunteers will need an understanding and willingness to work with vulnerable people.
ELSH offers an extensive programme of training and events and activities as part of its service, which we encourage volunteers and students to get involved with. Free refreshments are available.
All appointments will be made subject to a DBS check.


Hosted by: Educational Learning Support Hub CIO (ELSH)

ELSH is looking for a friendly and approachable volunteer Receptionist to manage our front desk on a daily basis and to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks.
As a volunteer Receptionist, you will be the first point of contact for our small Hub. Our Receptionist’s duties include offering administrative support across the ELSH centre. You will welcome students, guests and greet people who visit the Hub. You will also coordinate front-desk activities, including distributing correspondence and redirecting phone calls.

ELSH offers an extensive programme of training and events and activities as part of its service, which we encourage volunteers and students to get involved with. Free refreshments are available, and travel expenses are paid weekly.
All appointments will be made subject to a DBS check. The ELSH Hub is committed to a policy of equal opportunities. We respect and value cultural and religious diversity and will not discriminate based on age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, religion, culture or disability.


Hosted by: Educational Learning Support Hub CIO (ELSH)

Are you a Facebook or Twitter wizz? We are looking for a social media volunteer to help us promote the Education and Learning Support Hub to the local community and beyond, through social media posts created by you!

What will you get out of it?

You will help us to promote ELSH to people who may not know about us but would benefit from accessing our services and courses. You’ll have the chance to develop your own IT and communication skills along the way and to help with developing our social media posts, as well as gaining valuable experience. You can even do some of the tasks from the comfort of your own sofa!

Social Media Role Duties:

• Manage ELSH social media channels, including their website, Facebook, Twitter, and other relevant platforms
• Create engaging content and share information that will help signpost individuals who may want to access our courses to our website where they can find support and information.
• Share infographics, articles and news posts, including promoting current campaigns and upcoming events.
• Report back about your social media posts and how valuable people have found them


Hosted by: Our Place (Barnsley)

Our Place (Barnsley) provides support to adults with learning disabilities.
We operate drop in sessions three days per week, including Saturday’s, where people can come and meet their friends.
We have various activities available such as arts and crafts, quizzes, bingo, karaoke and much more!

Do you enjoy doing arts and craft based activities? Do you like, glitter, glue, cutting, sticking, painting, colouring and creating? Would you like to make a difference AND get to create while you are doing it? Then this role could be for you!

Our Place are currently looking for people who have an interest in arts and craft activities that can help support our clients at our weekly sessions to take part and inspire them in crafty activities. The sessions run at different times, and we understand if you can only commit to an hour a week within that session. You can do more hours if you would like, but just an hour would make a huge difference to our clients.


Hosted by: Our Place (Barnsley)

Our Place (Barnsley) provides support to adults with learning disabilities.
We operate drop in sessions three days per week, including Saturday’s, where people can come and meet their friends.
We have various activities available such as arts and crafts, quizzes, bingo, karaoke and much more!

Do you enjoy knitting in your spare time? Do you have some odd bits of wool to use up but not sure what to do with them? Would you like to make a difference AND get to do some knitting while you are doing it? Then this role could be for you!

Our Place are about to undertake a project within the service to help homeless and elderly people within the local community, by knitting blankets for the winter. We are only a small group so need recruit more knitters to help us achieve this!

We are looking for knitters that can help create some of these blankets for the project for us.
You can do this role from home, in your own time and we may include a monthly social meet up, to check how everyone is going. All the blankets made will make a huge difference to the homeless and elderly this winter.


Hosted by: Our Place (Barnsley)

Our Place (Barnsley) provides support to adults with learning disabilities.
We operate drop in sessions three days per week, including Saturday’s, where people can come and meet their friends.
We have various activities available such as arts and crafts, quizzes, bingo, karaoke and much more!

Do you like music? Do you enjoy singing a tune or two on the karaoke? Would you like to make a difference AND get to do a bit of singing while you are doing it? Then this role could be for you!

Our Place are currently looking for budding karaoke singers that can help run and support clients to take part at our weekly karaoke session. The session runs on a Wednesday evening between 5.30pm and 8.30pm. You can do more hours if you would like, but just an hour within that session would make a huge difference to our clients.


Hosted by: Barnsley Samaritans

To take calls, answer emails and texts from people who are in distress or despair or having feelings which may lead to suicide. Also to work in the background to maintain the building, fundraise or attend awareness events at sports venues, supermarkets and other events.


Hosted by: Age UK Barnsley

Shop Assistant

Main tasks:
• Circulating stock on a regular basis
• Freshening of stock by use of easy ironing steam press
• Ticketing goods ready for pricing
• Sharing responsibility for maintaining a safe and tidy working area
• Till work
• Ensuring that shelves remain clean and attractive
• Dusting and vacuuming as and when required.


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 meet people at the Age UK Barnsley Shop on Eldon Street and help them access the shops and new market area, assisting them with any help they need.
This role comes under Age UK Barnsley’s Access Barnsley service and clients may book a scooter or wheelchair to enable them to have full access to the town centre.

Main Tasks:
• To meet clients in the Town centre and assist them with any help they need as they shop
• May be required to escort clients via the use of a wheelchair – volunteers must be able to carry out this task safely
• To keep up to date records and take part in monitoring requirements as required by Age UK Barnsley
• May be required to assist with accessing public transport/Dial-a Ride


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

Men in Sheds Assistant

Purpose of the Role:
To assist the Men in Sheds project worker to run a creative, enjoyable & safe environment.
Main Tasks:
• Greet new and existing shed members.
• Learn how to use machines and tools safely.
• Take an interest in the member’s hobbies and interests, talk, support and listen to members about their interests. With a special focus on members who have no interest in woodwork.
• Help members with projects if required and ensure that members follow health and safety rules.


Hosted by: Age UK Barnsley

Reception and Admin
Purpose of the Role: To provide Reception cover and office support.
Main Tasks:

• Reception services – meeting and greeting people and directing them to the correct location.
• Telephone answering – take and make calls, take messages, and deal with enquiries about Age UK Barnsley’s services.
• Incoming and Outgoing post.
• Maintain office diary as required.
• Make room bookings as required.
• Upkeep of leaflets and notice boards in Reception area.
• Word processing as required.
• Photocopying and filing
• Provide refreshments as required to class service users
• Take payments from service users for classes, refreshments, cards etc.


Hosted by: Barnsley Museums

Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park is a working industrial museum producing flour in a water-mill which dates to 1625. Set in 200 acre parkland and reservoir linked to the Transpennine Trail.

Our gardening volunteers work alongside our staff to maintain, improve and develop our outdoor spaces, provide a friendly welcome to visitors, help visitors to discover more about our outdoor spaces by helping with interpretation and answering questions , are advocates for our venues and promote our services such as venue hire, retail and other ways of getting involved e.g fundraising or volunteering.

Duties include raking, edging, weeding clearing & tidying, pruning, planting and digging


Hosted by: The Exodus Project

Be an encourager and help shape the lives of Barnsley's children and young people. The volunteer will assist staff members and work alongside other volunteers to help deliver a programme of activities for the children. This will involve setting up for activities and clearing away afterwards, leading a team of children making sure they listen to instructions and encouraging them to join in activities. Volunteers are asked to join in as much as possible but are never expected to lead activities they don't want to/can't. Volunteers will be working with children aged 8-11 in primary school. This role is open to volunteers from aged 14 upwards.


Hosted by: Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to help maintain the efficient running of our charity shops. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to meet new people and help to make a real difference to the families who visit the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Key tasks for shop volunteers:
We need volunteers to help with some or all of the following:
• Receiving and sorting donations received at the shop
• Sizing, tagging, hanging and steaming garments
• Helping to make sure that sales floor is adequately stocked
• Working on the sales desk
• Working on the Till (specific training will be given if you are selected for this role)
We are looking for help every day, times to suit.


Hosted by: Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

You could help us to make a real difference to very poorly children in our area. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to work as part of a team to help us raise the funds we need to support our families. As a community volunteer you can give as little or as much time as you wish. Opportunities for Community Volunteers include;
• Attending local events, fundraising activities and cheque presentations on behalf of Bluebell Wood
• Support with events in the community e.g. event marshaling, bucket collections
• Support at Bluebell Wood events e.g. Colour Dash, Soapbox Derby, Birthday Bash
• A chance to input into creative fundraising ideas
• Motivating and inspiring members of the community to become new supporters

You will receive an updated list of events every few weeks to keep you up to date once you are listed. Just choose the events that you are interested in and if there are none, just wait to see what comes up next month.


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: Humankind

The role involves supporting service users, signposting, being motivational, talking positively about recovery and supporting people to access and engage with the service. The role may involve supporting to attend or transporting adult service users to or from appointments.
Living with a mental health issue or learning disability can sometimes cause someone to withdraw from social interaction. This can make them feel isolated and get in the way of recovery. The befriender role aims to increase social interaction and reduce isolation.

Befrienders are trained to help people get out into their community, build people’s confidence, support them to meet new people, and develop hobbies and interests.


Hosted by: South Yorkshire Police

The Safer Roads Partnership (SRP) is a multi agency group involving the South Yorkshire Police, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, local authorities, public health bodies and others. Its aim is to reduce the number of people killed and injured in road traffic collisions in South Yorkshire and to help to make our roads safer.
Do you have any spare time to get involved and help us to distribute key safety messages and information about events and interventions to help keep people safer on our roads? We are looking for keen individuals to become Community Champions to assist us in engaging with the community by:
 Distributing road safety materials within your community;
 Sharing road safety information with your existing networks and within your local community;
 Promoting road safety events and initiatives;
 Supporting Safer Roads Partnership staff at events by handing out information and engaging with visitors.


Hosted by: The Futurist Cinema

Hi! We are The Futurist Community Cinema based in Elsecar, Barnsley. Since November 2018, we've been showing a monthly screenings in a beautiful building of Milton Hall. You can also find us on Facebook at @futuristcinemaelsecar . At the moment we are a small team, however as we are quickly growing we would love to welcome new members.

We are looking for Screening Technician.

The main responsibilities:
- Ensuring equipment is checked and working before the screening
- Setting up screening equipment at the event and on hand to assist with any technical difficulties that might arise

We are screening once a month (usually on Tuesday) in the evening time. The set up time is from 4pm until 6pm, screenings finishing usually around 9pm.

For any questions we are more than happy to provide any more details.


Hosted by: The Futurist Cinema

Hi! We are The Futurist Community Cinema based in Elsecar, Barnsley. Since November 2018, we've been showing a monthly screenings in a beautiful building of Milton Hall. You can also find us on Facebook at @futuristcinemaelsecar . At the moment we are a small team, however as we are quickly growing we would love to welcome new members.

We are looking for Marketing/Publicity/Designer (promotional materials).

The main responsibilities:
- Advertising screenings and promoting them to the community of Elsecar and surrounding areas, through flyers, posters and social media/website
- Designing the tickets, poster and flyer for events, holding screen image and any visual/decoration at the screening event
- Looking for any additional marketing solutions to help spread the message wider
- Participating in our monthly meetings


Hosted by: DIAL Barnsley

You will be based in our groups and will be the welcoming face for any new members of the group – the peers. Peer groups are meeting spaces where people share their “lived experience” to support others who are going through similar experiences. Sometimes that experience can be living in the same community and wanting to connect with/help others there (e.g. hOurbank) or it can be among people who have a shared interest (e.g. support groups) . Joining any group can be daunting in the beginning, especially ones where the others already know each other, so you will help to make the groups welcoming and inclusive for new people until they feel able to manage without you looking out for them.


Hosted by: DIAL Barnsley

You will be the welcoming face for people who attend our Community Advice Drop-In Outreach Sessions. Our clients are sometimes anxious about applying/ re-applying for their welfare benefits or upset about a decision that has been made about them, some want advice about how to access other services and some are unsure if there is anything else available to them. However, all feel the benefit that your friendly face and calm reassuring manner can make when they turn up for our help and support.


Hosted by: DIAL Barnsley

The ICAS (Independent Complaints Advocacy Service) volunteer role involves working with our NHS Complaints Lead Advocate to support clients who are considering making a complaint about the health services they or a family member have received . This may be through signposting, telephone support and guidance to empower the client to make their own choices.


Hosted by: DIAL Barnsley

You will be supporting people who are struggling to pay their heating/ energy bills and those who would benefit from your support and advice to reduce their energy costs and/ or access any opportunities/ improvements to achieve affordable energy in their homes. You will work closely with the Social Inclusion Worker (S.I.W) to identify ways that people can make savings to reduce the risk of living in a cold home.
You will know that you have tried to make a positive difference to other people’s lives, you will see the people you support growing in the confidence needed to make changes to their lives that could have a lasting impact for them in terms of their/ their families health and finances. Also
• You will have access to all the training you will need to successfully carry out your role e.g. DIAL’s Induction Training, orientation visits, specialist role related training such as Introduction to Fuel Poverty Training.
• You will meet and spend time with like- minded people.
• You will have new skills to put on your C.V.
• You will have the opportunity to try other roles within DIAL and learn more skills if you want to try other challenges.
• You will have access to informal support meetings on a regular basis and access to Volunteer Meetings.


Hosted by: DIAL Barnsley

You will be working with socially isolated people helping them to connect with other members of their community. Working closely with the Social Inclusion Worker (SIW), you will be offering support to people to help them achieve the things they feel will make their life better. This may include supporting people to access useful services, interest groups, leisure activities etc.
You will know that you have tried to make a positive difference to other people’s lives, you will see the people you support growing in confidence and making changes lives that can have a lasting impact for them.

Also:
• You will have access to all the training you will need to successfully carry out your role e.g. DIAL’s Induction Training, orientation visits, specialist role related training such as Befriender Training.
• You will meet and spend time with like- minded people.
• You will have new skills to put on your C.V.
• You will have the opportunity to try other roles within DIAL and learn more skills if you want to try other challenges.
• You will have access to informal support meetings with the Volunteer Support Officer on a regular basis and access to Volunteer Meetings.


Hosted by: DIAL Barnsley

You will be based in our Barnsley Office and will be the ‘first contact’ for the people who ring the office. You will be the person who helps people with their queries, connects people with the others in the office they want/ need to speak to, offers information about other services if appropriate, supports people with problems they may have completing PIP/ ESA forms and sends out DIAL information packs.
You will have given your time to help people access DIAL advice services more easily. While you will be in the office with the Advisors, they are often busy with other calls so our volunteers make it easier for our clients to speak to someone quickly when they call us. This is really helps people who are anxious or worried about something or those who are confused about what they are asking for/ who they need to speak to. Also:
• You will have access to all the training you will need to successfully carry out your role e.g. DIAL’s Induction Training, orientation visits, specialist role related training and access to any other DIAL training that you find interesting.
• You will meet and spend time with like- minded people.
• You will have new skills to put on your C.V.
• You may improve your knowledge about welfare benefits.
• You will have the opportunity to try other roles within DIAL and learn more skills if you want to try other challenges.
• You will have access to informal support meetings on a regular basis and access to Volunteer Meetings.


Hosted by: BMBC

The role of an Independent Visitor for children and young people in care was introduced as a statutory requirement for local authorities to provide in the Children Act 1989. The Act states that a local authority has to appoint an independent visitor for any child they are looking after, if they feel it would be in the child’s best interests.
A flexible, exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunity that fits around your current lifestyle and other commitments where you will make a positive difference to the life of a vulnerable young person, contributing to their development and confidence.

Establishing a long-term, trusting and supportive relationship with a child or young person (between 8 and 21 years old) who is looked after by the Local Authority. Helping to motivate them, develop their social skills, ensure they feel valued and encourage them to reach their full potential.

To meet regularly with the child or young person on a monthly basis offering friendship, support and advice. Engaging in visits, positive activities and outings that are led by the young person, dependent on their interests.

Matched with children and young people who have similar interests and hobbies.

Supporting children and young people to ensure that their voice is heard.

To work in partnership with the local authority while maintaining the independence necessary to this role, promoting the child’s or young person’s social and emotional development.

To complete all paperwork required and attend supervision meetings as directed by the scheme.

Willingness to undertake any training relevant to the role and a commitment to safeguard and protect children and young people at all time.

Contribute to the child or young person’s Looked After Child review if requested.

To have fun together!


Hosted by: Barnsley Hospice

To assist in the day-to-day running of Barnsley Hospice and support our drivers in collecting and delivering donations and Furniture across the Barnsley District in accordance with Hospice Policies and Procedures.
To assist the van drivers with delivering and collecting goods such as donations and Furniture.
To prepare deliveries for shops
To help lift any items from furniture to donations.
To keep general areas of warehouse clean/tidy.
To follow the correct procedure for the disposal of unwanted items.
To alert Line Manager if unable to come in/on holiday.
Any other ad-hoc duties as and when required
To maintain complete confidentiality at all times.
To be fully compliant with the Fire Action Plan.


Hosted by: The Lamproom Theatre

The Lamproom Theatre, based on Westgate in Barnsley Town Centre, is looking to recruit one or two volunteer archivists. As we approach our 21st year, we have amassed an extensive archive that needs to be catalogued and taken to Barnsley Archives, where it will become the main archive for The Lamproom Theatre, available to anyone who wishes to find our about history since 1999. The person/people who take on this role will work alongside the Theatre Manager, initially, sorting through the archive year by year, disposing of any items that are surplus to requirements and preparing each years' archive to take to Barnsley Archives. The Manager of Barnsley Archives has agreed to provide initial training to the person/people who take on this role, so that they are aware of all aspects of storing documents and keeping within the current Data Protection legislation. The work will initially be on a Thursday, but can become flexible depending upon the person/people who take on the role.


Hosted by: Barnsley Citizens Advice Bureau

Financial capability work gives people a basic financial education to help them make better budgeting, borrowing, saving and banking decisions. It aims to encourage people to manage their finances more effectively and help people take control before they reach crisis point.
Main duties and responsibilities may include:
• Provide budgeting advice, opening basic bank accounts, options for borrowing and saving, and dealing with debt.
• Preparing an accurate financial statement.
• Carrying out benefit checks to ensure that clients are in receipt of the correct benefit entitlements and identifying any unclaimed benefits.
• Making accurate records using Citizens Advice case management recording system and other monitoring systems required by funders.
• Identifying research and campaigns issues arising from work with clients.
• Making referrals for advice appointments where appropriate.
• Keeping up to date with developments in financial capability, including attending appropriate training.
• Attending meetings and financial capability regional forums, and other national events where appropriate.


Hosted by: Barnsley Citizens Advice Bureau

This volunteering role includes the following tasks:

• Complete the training required to become competent in this role.
• Assess clients’ issues over the phone and sometimes in person, using sensitive listening and questioning skills.
• Identify key information about the problem including time limits, key dates and any requirement for urgent advice or action (using the public information site and any other diagnostic tools, as necessary).
• Identify and summarise the nature of the problem and establish what the client wants.
• Assess and agree the appropriate level/type of service, taking into consideration the client’s ability to take the next step themselves, the complexity of the problem and Citizens Advice Barnsley’s resources.
• Refer clients appropriately (both internally and externally) to suit clients’ needs following agreed protocols, including making arrangements and informing clients of what to expect.
• Signpost clients appropriately to suit their needs following agreed protocols.
• Consult with service supervisors.
• Accurately record the information given during gateway assessment interviews onto Petra, our case recording system.
• Contribute to our research and campaigns work.
• Attend volunteer’s meetings and other training events.


Hosted by: Barnsley CVS

We are looking for mentors to help support adults with additional needs to access volunteering opportunities. You will gain improved skills, an opportunity to enhance your CV and a real sense of achievement of seeing someone you have supported, succeed.

You could help someone by assisting them filling in their application, catch a bus with them to their opportunity or help them while they are at their volunteering placement. The role has great variety and you will be a matched with a supported volunteer best suited to you.

This is a fully flexible role that can take place at different times of the week, dependant of the volunteers needs.

We work with a range of supported volunteers, so you are able to gain a variety of skills relating to all areas of care and support within this role, such as working in social care, mental health, offending, disabilities, BME, long term unemployed amongst others.


Hosted by: DIAL Barnsley

You will be based in our Barnsley office and will be involved in updating/ adding to our Asset Map –a data base listing all known organisations, groups and services in the Barnsley area. This resource bank allows our staff and volunteers to give accurate information and advice to our clients about what is available to them in the area. It is an ongoing task, keeping it up to date, and this volunteer role will ensure that the information we give to our client group is as accurate and current as it can be.
The role involves:
• Using the organisation’s data base to amend/update the map.
• Checking that the current entries are still available through internet/ social media searches and/or telephone checks.
• Adding any new/ amended details for existing organisations.
• Adding any new organisations/ services etc. identified by DIAL staff and volunteers.
• Deleting records of any organisation or service that is no longer available.


Hosted by: Barnsley Samaritans

Barnsley Samaritans provide help and support to Barnsley residents around emotional wellbeing and mental health support.

To help promote the work that Barnsley Samaritans does requires us to attend various outreach events across the borough to engage with the public. This could be in libraries, careers fairs, local events, colleges even at Cannon Hall. The list is endless!

If you are interested in promoting Mental Health support, then this role is for you.

We are looking for Outreach Support Volunteers that can offer about 2 hours a week to help us spread the word about what support Barnsley Samaritans can offer and be that friendly face so people know where they can get support.

There will be events all across Barnsley that you can get involved with, on all days of the week. The role can be very flexible to suit.

The role will include setting up our stalls, handing out leaflets, balloons and pens and just being a presence and friendly face on the stall.

By being an Outreach Support Volunteer you can gain a real insight into mental health support and help make a real difference to people and their families in Barnsley.


Hosted by: Barnsley Samaritans

Barnsley Samaritans provide help and support to Barnsley residents around emotional wellbeing and mental health support.

We are currently doing some targeted work at the various Sports Clubs here in Barnsley to help promote the work that we do and encourage people to know that it is ok to talk.

We are currently looking for Sports Outreach Support Volunteers that can offer about 2 hours a week to help us spread the word about what support Barnsley Samaritans can offer and be a familiar, friendly face so people know where they can get support.

We will be hosting stalls and events all across Barnsley at football, cricket and rugby clubs, as well as at gyms and sporting matches, including events at Barnsley FC. No sport is off limits.

If you are interested in promoting Mental Health support and are into sports of any kind, then this role is for you. Not only will you be volunteering for a good cause, you may also get to see a few sporting matches at the same time!

There are a range of sporting events happening across the borough that you can get involved with, on all days of the week so the role can be very flexible to suit.

The role will include setting up our stalls, handing out leaflets, balloons and pens and just being a presence and friendly face on the stall.

By being a Sports Outreach Support Volunteer you can gain a real insight into mental health support, particularly male support and help make a real difference to people in Barnsley.


Hosted by: Barnsley Hospice

To assist the gardening team maintaining the general upkeep of the Hospice Grounds.
Maintain the general upkeep of the Hospice grounds to include shrubs, hanging baskets and plant pots.
Plan and upkeep all the garden areas around the Hospice
Participate in Yorkshire in Bloom Campaign


Hosted by: Barnsley Hospice

To assist the fundraising team to achieve the targets set for loose change collecting boxes. To be aware of the important role volunteers play in promoting Barnsley Hospice’s strategic mission, vision and values.
Responsibility for the collection and replacement of existing blue boxes.
Delivery of new blue boxes.
Handling of blue boxes in accordance with Barnsley Hospice’s Cash Handling Policy.
To promote a positive image of the hospice and to remain courteous and professional when representing the hospice out in the community.


Hosted by: Barnsley Hospice

To assist the maintenance team with the delivery of a safe working in accordance with the hospice policies and procedures.
To be aware of the important role volunteers play in promoting Barnsley Hospice’s strategic mission, vision and values
Must have the ability to work on own initiative with minimal supervision
Previous experience of painting and decorating
To work in a safe and tidy manner
Work under the direction of the site maintenance and facilities team
Ideally enjoy working as part of a team and maintaining a safe working environment


Hosted by: Community First Credit Union

Flexible working times. Ideally 1 day per week on average. This voluntary role is to act as part of a team which on behalf of the owner members oversees the running of the Credit Union, making sure that the organisation operates within the law, regulations, rules and policies. An Internal Auditor is not a Board member but can attend Board meetings to monitor the running of these and ask questions. The role includes a branch audit element involving carrying out branch audits, and reporting findings to The Board of Directors. Full training will be provided. Attendance at meetings of the Internal Audit Committee, and contributing to the development of its work, is also included in this role. Would suit a car driver willing to use own vehicle. Mileage expenses can be claimed.


Hosted by: Community First Credit Union

This voluntary role is to serve as a member of the Board of Directors which is responsible for the strategy, policies and other key decisions of the credit union. Our current Board of Directors has vacancies for people who can offer relevant experience, not necessarily in financial organisations.
We are looking an enthusiastic person who is passionate about credit unions and who can commit to the role of a Director. You would need to attend a monthly Board meeting at Mexborough (or attend virtually if not practical) and other activities from time to time including training and strategy development.
Travel expenses are payable.


Hosted by: Speak With IT

Speak With IT is a Yorkshire based charity that helps people with aphasia. Aphasia can follow a stroke or brain injury and the condition not only affects a person’s ability to speak and/or comprehend, it can also have a devastating impact on other aspects of their life. We specialise in using computer therapy to support people with aphasia and were awarded funding from the Big Lottery in 2017 to develop our support in Yorkshire.

Volunteers will visit people with aphasia in their own home and support them to work on communication goals using a variety of computer therapy programs and supported conversation techniques. It takes as little as 2 hours a month to support someone with aphasia and whilst the commitment may seem small, the impact can be huge.

Main Tasks:
- Develop a good understanding of the computer therapy programs the charity supports
- Visit clients in their own home and support with communication goals. Minimum one visit per client per month.
- Complete client visit report and return to Volunteer Coordinator
- Attend regular training organised by charity

Person Specification:
- Demonstrate a commitment for supporting people with aphasia
- IT literate
- Friendly, positive and patient
- A self-starter who is able to work independently

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to give back to their community by helping people at high risk of social isolation. Volunteers work in partnership with their clients to develop a learning friendship based on mutual respect and strong rapport. Computer therapy has been found to be at its most effective when used in combination with supported conversation, so we're looking for volunteers confident they can have a good natter!


Hosted by: The Salvation Army

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.
Or maybe you'd rather be in our sort room? - Are you an organised person who likes things to be neat and tidy? Would you enjoy delving into 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.


Hosted by: The Civic Barnsley

This role will involve engaging with visitors to The Civic, in our gallery, or theatre, or public hire spaces. Volunteers will learn about The Civic, our Visual Art and Theatre programme and share this knowledge with visitors.
If you think that you would like to develop other practical skills, or you think that you may have skills that would benefit The Civic, then there will also be additional volunteering opportunities behind there scenes; either in the gallery, in our marketing team or at our community events.
We are happy to create opportunities based around your interests, skills and any aspirations or skills you wish to develop.


Hosted by: The Civic Barnsley

Volunteering roles in the gallery can be varied and involve using or developing skills such as DIY, online research or social media.
Some exhibitions or events need extra hands-on support. Help may be needed to install a new exhibitions (unpacking/cleaning artworks, hanging picture frames, painting walls). There may be an opportunity to help research a particular subject area for a future exhibition, create exciting social media content or write about an event.
We are happy to create opportunities based around your interests, skills, any aspirations you may have or skills you wish to develop.


Hosted by: The Civic Barnsley

Some of The Civic's volunteering activity supports our Community Engagement programme, which includes family theatre, arts and crafts workshops and other one-off events. This programme takes place in areas around Wombwell, Hoyland, Jump, Cudworth, Shafton, Thurlstone, Millhouse Green, Skelmanthorpe and Clayton West. Priority for recruiting volunteers for these events will be given to individuals residing in or close to our target postcode areas for engagement.
Roles will include helping to set up community theatre performances, assisting in workshops, staffing pop-up ticket desks and flyering.
We are happy to create opportunities based around your interests, skills, any aspirations you may have or skills you wish to develop.


Hosted by: Cancer Research UK

Relay For Life is an overnight community event that celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those lost and rallies everyone to fight back so we can bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Each Relay is a community-led, non-athletic event where teams set up camp and take it in turns to walk around a track for up to 24 hours to signify that ‘cancer never sleeps’. We need your passion and skills as part of a committee that will plan, organise and promote a Relay For Life event uniting your community in the fight against cancer. We’re looking for committed people who will represent Cancer Research UK and encourage fundraising throughout the year.


Hosted by: Barnsley CVS

Buddy Two Shoes volunteers befriend volunteers from Barnsley
CVS's Supported Volunteering Project in order to build the
confidence of potential volunteers. This could be chatting
about their volunteering experience and encouraging them to
access new things.
Volunteers might be meeting for coffee and cake in a local cafe
or accompanying the volunteer to explore a new opportunities, such as a course or local support group.
Buddy Two Shoes volunteers are required for approximately 2 hours a week at a time which is suitable for both parties.


Hosted by: Barnsley CVS

Our Supported Volunteering Project helps people who have additional needs access volunteering opportunities. 'Chatty Wednesdays' is a social group that is run as part of the project for volunteers who are not quite ready to volunteer, or who want to develop their social networks and / or skills. The group meets on a Wednesday 11am-1pm for coffee, a chat and even some mini volunteering opportunities, such as a litter pick or helping in a community garden.

The role involves chatting to supported volunteers and ensuring they feel included, accompanying volunteers to the session and supporting them to carry out small volunteering tasks. Lots of coffee/tea involved and sometimes even cake!


Hosted by: National Trust

Role summary:
Volunteer Family Champions are key to providing families opportunities for learning and exploration. In this role you can run activities for families, including sports and crafts, and help shape the future plans for family activities.

What's involved?:
Helping families enjoy their visit by running crafts, trails and games.
Coming up with new ideas for family activities.
Find out about the different ways people learn and how you can meet the needs of different people.
Communicate with families and help them enjoy their visit.

This role will suit you if you are...:
A people person who really enjoys talking to families with a friendly and flexible attitude.

By getting involved you could:
Learn more about Wentworth Castle Gardens so you can run activities linked with the site; this could be sports, crafts or guided walks for families!
Interact effectively with a wide range of family visitors.
Use yours skills to welcome and inspire family visitors.
Be part of a varied team and make new friends.


Hosted by: National Trust

Role summary:
Our retail team play a vital role in raising funds for the conservation of the beautiful gardens and parkland.
Based in the café and shop area, you should enjoy meeting new people and working within a diverse team helping visitors enjoy their day.

What's involved?:
Using the till and helping visitors with their purchase.
Helping to shape/choose the local products
Assisting in creating displays
Unpacking and checking in deliveries
Providing great customer service

This role will suit you if you are...:
Are someone who has a passion for helping people and wants to spend time working as part of a team.
You should have a keen eye for detail and enjoy being creative.
Want to learn new skills and build up experience to add to your CV.

By getting involved you could:
Be part of an enthusiastic, varied team and make new friends.
Develop retail skills and enhance your CV
Play a key part in bringing the shop to life by creating product displays using creativity and flair
Play a vital role in raising money for the conservation of the gardens by supporting our retail team to maximise sales opportunities.
Help the Retail Manager decide what local products to stock.


Hosted by: Barnsley CVS

Barnsley CVS's Supported Volunteering Project helps people
who have additional needs or barriers access volunteering opportunities. However some of these potential volunteers find it a struggle to leave their homes in order to start volunteering. The Door Opener role is about supporting volunteers to take their first steps out of the home into volunteering.

As a Door Opener, you will meet in pairs at the home of a supported volunteer, where you will get to know them and start to build their confidence. When the time is right, you will encourage them to take their first steps out of the house to meet you for coffee in local cafes or the library and refer them into the Social Volunteering Group run by the project.


Hosted by: Barnsley CVS

The Supported Volunteering Project supports potential volunteers who have a barrier to get into volunteering. Placement Buddies help Supported Volunteers to access and enjoy their volunteering placements, helping to break down these barriers for the volunteer.

The role involves accompanying a volunteer to their volunteering opportunity, as needed. It may also include going on buses with volunteers to build travel confidence, if that is the volunteers barrier. You might also visit a volunteer at their placement to find out how they are doing and give support as appropriate. The support to overcome the barriers is given on a person centred basis.

You would also complete a simple summary, once a month on how you have supported the volunteer, so we can show their progress.


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 CVS

We are looking for volunteers who would like to be part of an exciting new project, to help share the stories that are important to the people in our communities.

We are looking for Barnsley people who can get out and about to talk to other Barnsley people about how they feel about the place they live, and what they would like to see happen in the future.
We want to hear from people all over the borough, from different backgrounds, because then we can all relate to the story that is being told. As a volunteer for the Barnsley 2030 project, you will work closely with community groups and organisations to encourage them to share their views.

The feedback that you collect, will play an important role in telling the story of Barnsley and in helping Barnsley Council, and other local businesses and organisations, to understand what our local priorities should be, as well as what our shared ambitions are for the future. This will help us to make sure that the story we tell is shaped around what people say they both want and need.

You can help us to paint a picture of a future Barnsley that is bold and ambitious. You can also help us to understand what the community thinks Barnsley will need to be like in 10 years’ time.

We really want to hear from the people and communities that make Barnsley so great and we need everybody to get involved!

As a ‘What’s Our Story’ facilitator you will work closely with community groups and organisations; asking them some specific questions about Barnsley. The information that you collect will then be used to create a written story that is all about Barnsley, it’s challenges and it’s hopes for the future.

Facilitators will not need to seek out the community groups/organisations themselves, as this will have been organised for them, but we are open to ideas for anyone in your local community that may wish to join in and share their story!


Hosted by: RSPCA Barnsley & District Branch

Involves dealing with customers and taking money, helping with displays, sorting through donated goods and generally assisting the Shop Manager.


Hosted by: The Conservation Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to join a friendly team doing a range of practical conservation tasks to help improve Phoenix Park. Tasks may include creating glades in woodland compartments, removing scrub and diseased ash trees, clearing ponds and drainage ditches. We provide all the tools, training and refreshments and occasionally enjoy campfire cooking and crafts activities.


Hosted by: Weston Park Cancer Charity

We are looking for volunteers to help us with a bucket collection at Oakwell Stadium on Sat 8th Feb 11.30am-1.30pm to help raise vital funds for the charity.
Come and join our volunteer team and meet new people


Hosted by: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

This role is about getting involved in the community to raise money and awareness to help deliver an amazing service to people living with an visual impairment. This will involve participating in different events, posting posters, delivering collection boxes and participating in stalls selling items to help raise money. There is a mixture of activities that you can engage in depending on your interests. Also the role is very flexible and you can help out whenever you are available with no regular commitments.


Hosted by: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

My Guide is a great service to increase your own personal skills and to have the opportunity to help people with a visual impairment. Within the role, you are partnered with a visually impaired individual based on similar interests. Amongst yourselves you agree on a activity plan, which you then partake in for a couple of hours once a fortnight. By doing this you are increasing their confidence to go out in the community and giving them the opportunity to do things they previously could not do. This is also a great opportunity for you to socialise with new people and perhaps to do different activities.


Hosted by: National Trust

Our Family Engagement and Partnership Volunteers will support the delivery of the Forest Families project. This project is being led by Northern College and forms part of our commitment to community wellbeing. You will support local families who may not have visited the site before in volunteering with us. You will use your enthusiasm for volunteering and for the outdoors to help families to learn new skills and to consider volunteering in the future.


Hosted by: RSPCA Barnsley & District Branch

We are the RSPCA and it's our vision to live in a world where all animals are respected and treated with compassion. Our volunteers are incredible; they play an essential role in helping us carry out our important animal welfare work every day.

We are looking for a Branch Treasurer to act as principal financial trustee, maintaining and administering the accounts for the Barnsley Branch of the RSPCA.

• Do you have professional financial expertise you could use to help a good cause?
• Are you passionate about animal welfare?

If so this role could be for you.

The role is home based but meetings are held monthly every 2nd Wednesday locally in the Dodworth area of Barnsley.


Hosted by: Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

Mud Madness is a fun event where competitors clamber over, scramble round and slither under 25 very muddy obstacles in our exciting charity fundraiser. Help is needed with marshalling, car parking, stall holding (games), bucket collecting, setting up and taking down. Saturday 18th April (morning – early afternoon). The location is on hte main bus route between Barnsley and Sheffield and a short walk from the Chapeltown train station.