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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: Humankind

A service to provide holistic support to people in Barnsley with mental health and / or learning difficulties. It has an early intervention and preventative focus to support individuals to improve health, wellbeing and independence, enabling people to have choice and control of their lives.
The Early intervention Prevention & support Service which mental health inclusion is part of, is a low level mental health service. Humankind are commissioned via Barnsley council to deliver this service.
Humankind are looking for volunteers to support people living with mental wellbeing issues to offer support and companionship to help with their recovery journey.
The support will be provided for 3-6 months.
Due to social distancing, the support offered will be telephone based. The focus of the support will include some / all of the following
• To prevent social isolation
• To reduce feelings of loneliness
• To increase independence
• To encourage people to make positive choices and decisions that affects them
• To increase people’s ability to take part in purposeful activities
• To have a better understanding of one’s mental wellbeing by attending one of our structured groups


Hosted by: Speak With IT

Speak With IT match people with aphasia (speech and communication difficulties) with a trained volunteer who will support the person to work on their goals using a variety of computer therapy programs. We are recruiting for Volunteer Speech Support Workers across Yorkshire who can provide valuable one to one support for people with aphasia on speech therapy apps. Our volunteers support people with aphasia in their own home and over videocalls, with visits organised around your availability and the people you are supporting.
Volunteers will schedule appointments each month to check on their client’s progress with the apps, make sure the exercises are an adequate challenge and that they are focused on working towards useful goals for the client such as learning to text.
Volunteers will also provide a link to the world outside, as many of our clients are socially isolated or may be choosing to shield. Conversation with their volunteer, someone trained to communicate with them effectively can be massively beneficial to both communication and overall mood.


Hosted by: Caring for Kendray

Caring for Kendray have been supporting people in the local community throughout the Covid 19 pandemic and lockdown. We are continuing to support people going forward and are now looking for volunteers to assist us at our 2 allotments to grow fresh fruit and vegetables for the people we support. We are looking for volunteers to help in Kendray with the aim being to grow vegetables to give to families next year, and would be keen to have helping hands on board for this outdoor role.

If you are looking to connect with your local community or just want to be a friendly and helpful presence, we want to hear from you!


Hosted by: Age UK Barnsley

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


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

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

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

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

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


Hosted by: B:Friend

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


Hosted by: 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: 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: 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: 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: Peak & Northern Footpaths Society

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


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

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

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

What could you be doing:

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

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


Hosted by: Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Have you been Bereaved by Suicide? Do you have a desire to help other people who have also been Bereaved by Suicide?

We have self-help support groups across the UK, where you can meet with other people who have been bereaved by suicide and we want to recruit additional volunteers to compliment those we already have in order to establish a new group in Barnsley. Typically, our groups meet once a month and last for around 2 hours. Presently many groups are meeting virtually via Zoom but when regulations allow, they will return to Face to Face. They provide an opportunity to listen, to share, to ask questions and to connect with others.

Each local SoBS group is run by a team of 3: the group leader and two group volunteers, all of whom have been bereaved by suicide themselves. Between them, they facilitate the session, get the conversation started, make sure everyone has the opportunity to talk if they want to, and generally look out for people and each other. The team also work together to manage the administration, fundraising and communication for the group, sometimes with the help of additional support volunteers who are not themselves bereaved.


Hosted by: Educational Learning Support Hub CIO (ELSH)

We are recruiting for some exciting volunteer teacher roles. ELSH is base in Barnsley, South Yorkshire becoming a registered charity in October 2019. Also registered with the UK Register of Learning Providers.
The mission of ELSH is ‘’to provide a positive, safe and stimulating environment for young parents, young adults not actively engaged in education, employment or training, asylum seekers, refugees and migrants to enjoy their learning, achieve their potential, and to successfully integrate, become independent and part of the local community.
ELSH provides free Entry 1, 2 and 3 ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) in addition to basic Maths and IT skills. ELSH also provides access to valuable resources for the local refugee and migrant community to help secure not only settlement in the UK where required, but also housing and support on how to find employment or further education.
Volunteers play a vital role in the delivery of informal English language provision. ELSH is now looking for volunteers who have the time, commitment, knowledge and skills to provide support in teaching ESOL “to bring all communities together in Barnsley through the English language, with a foundation of valued life-long learning for those adults truly in need within the community.”


Hosted by: South Yorkshire Liaison and Diversion

The Liaison and Diversion (L&D) Service works with people of all ages (including children and young people) with a wide range of vulnerabilities including poor mental health, substance misuse, homelessness and learning disabilities, who have offended or are at risk of offending.
We support service users who have contact with police stations, the courts, prisons and probation. The aim is to work together to reduce the risk factors for reoffending by providing short-term support and signposting service users into longer-term support services.
SWYPFT (South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust) won the contract to deliver the Liaison and Diversion Service across South Yorkshire from April 2019. Touchstone is delighted to be a part of this partnership, providing the exciting volunteer and peer support element of the service.
Volunteers will get the opportunity to gain experience of working with people who have contact with the criminal justice system as part of an exciting new service. You will work as part of a team drawing upon your lived experience to support service users.
L&D Volunteers will provide emotional and practical support to South Yorkshire Liaison and Diversion service users.
L&D Volunteers will be expected to accompany service users to external appointments, other projects/services e.g. court appearances, health appointments, interviews etc. The volunteer will provide emotional and practical support and advice in line with the service users needs.
There will also be an expectation that volunteers will be willing to undertake appropriate training to increase their knowledge, skills and awareness. This volunteering opportunity is very varied and interesting.


Hosted by: Butterflies Dementia Support and Activities Group CIO

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

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

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

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

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

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


Hosted by: Butterflies Dementia Support and Activities Group CIO

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

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

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

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


Hosted by: Girlguiding Barnsley West

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


Hosted by: Making Space

Do you want to help others?

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

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

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

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