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Hosted by: Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Services (BSARCS)

Barnsley Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Services is Barnsley’s only specialist sexual violence agency supporting people affected by sexual violence.

Various roles available including:
Counsellors
Client support
Social media
Reception
Stalls and stands
Group support

BSARCS believes volunteering is for everyone and expenses are paid.

Due to increasing demand for all of our services we are now looking to recruit enthusiastic, committed individuals to join our friendly and compassionate team please contact us if you are wondering if this is for you and if you have any questions.


Hosted by: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

BMBC 'Healthy Holidays' are looking for volunteers to help assisting with the packing and distributing of ‘Good Food boxes’ to the community. These boxes will be given to over 10,000 children who are eligible for free school meals. Over the Easter holidays, Barnsley Council would normally run a number of out of school provisions to support children on free school meals, but due to the current restrictions, this isn’t possible, so they have developed these boxes that contain food and activities for them.
We have added additional packing days for the 29th and 30th March @ Elsecar Heritage. We are also in need of more numbers for the distribution of boxes at sites across the borough on the 30th/31st March


Hosted by: Voluntary Action Rotherham

This is a voluntary post with an initial stipend of up to £7,200.

Location: Voluntary Action Rotherham
Hours and Working Pattern: Variable
Term: 12-month term
Flux aims to ensure that Rotherham’s 260,000 residents all have the opportunity for a quality experience through their engagement with culture by 2024. This will lead the way to achieving our mission:
“Enable everyone in Rotherham to get creative more often. By 2030 we will have established Rotherham as a new cultural democracy, ensuring that every citizen has regular and frequent opportunities to experience high quality arts and culture and to explore and express their own heritage and creativity”.
Flux is looking for an exceptional individual to be our Independent Chair and lead the consortium of partners towards realising Rotherham’s 10-year strategy.


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: Safeguarding Adults Forum

Do you want to help us keep adults in Barnsley safe from harm and abuse?

We are looking for NEW members of the SAFE group (sub group of the Adult Safeguarding Board).

You might care for an adult, have care needs or just be passionate about keeping adults safe.

We want your knowledge and skills about what might help keep adults safe – information, media campaigns, services etc

We would welcome members from the minority ethnic and LGBT communities who may not find it easy to ask for help to reduce any barriers

We meet bi-monthly but work on projects between meetings. (travel and carer costs are paid).


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: 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: 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: 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: Beacon South Yorkshire Carer Support

Beacon South Yorkshire delivers all of our services using experienced, trained volunteers that are supported by paid employees.

We Are Currently Seeking New Volunteers
Are you interested in helping others?
Have you been a carer yourself?
Do you have a day each week to spare?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could make a huge difference by volunteering with Beacon South Yorkshire carer support.

We provide help and support to carers in the community we support. Give us a call to discuss the opportunities of working with our team at Beacon South Yorkshire.

If you join our team we will provide you with an induction where we will discuss all needs and give you the support to fulfil your voluntary role. Your support will enable us to deliver much-needed services that support carers across South Yorkshire.

Volunteering with Beacon South Yorkshire means you get the chance to have a positive impact on someone’s life. Beacon South Yorkshire are looking for friendly, caring individuals that love to help others.


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: 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: Barnsley Sea Cadets

We are looking for management committee members 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: 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: 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: 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