Community Responder Volunteer coronavirus

As we all find ourselves in this unprecedented situation and facing the impact of coronavirus, we want to make sure our communities are supported across the borough.


Barnsley CVS is working with Barnsley Council to mobilise volunteers to give their time, no matter how big or small to make a big difference during these difficult times. We know that residents play a huge role in building strong communities and that many of you have already been asking how you can help. 


If you would like to volunteer your skills to support the most vulnerable, we can find an opportunity that works for you.


Barnsley CVS has experience of supporting volunteers in a range of roles across our borough, and our teams are on hand to make sure that your skills are used to help others during this time. We are currently identifying those who are most at risk in our communities and want to make sure we can provide targeted support.


Examples of support that might be required include:

Chatting to people on the phone who may be self-isolating so that they don't get lonely

Dropping off supplies

Delivering library books to help keep people busy

Administrative work


If you would like to become a community responder, please click here to register your interest. 


If you have any questions, please watch our video and take a look at our Community Responder FAQ's


If you would like volunteers to support your services during this difficult time please provide us with a few details about your organisation or group.


The questions are designed so volunteers skills can be matched to your needs.


If you would like help from a community responder, please click here to register your interest. 

If you know someone who needs emergency support from a community responder you can let us know here.


Please be responsible. The contact centre is not for general enquiries. We want to provide emergency help to those who need it most.