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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

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: 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 talking about all things football? Would you like to make a difference AND get to talk about football while you are doing it? Then this role could be for you!

Our Place are currently looking for people who have an interest in anything football related (the latest team shirts, transfer deadline days, whose playing for what team, who is the better player/team Etc.) that can chat with our clients about the beautiful game, at our weekly sessions.

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 playing board games? Would you like to make a difference AND get to play games while you are doing it? Then this role could be for you.

Our Place are currently looking for people who have an interest in board games that can help to run games activities with clients at our weekly sessions. They 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.

Our Place (Barnsley) came into existence in July 2018 after the provision had previously been provided by a leading charity. In May 2018 the provider made the decision that the service was no longer financially viable, so out of a passion not to let the service users down, it was decided to carry on the service under a new organisation. We have two members of staff who have over 3 years’ experience each of working to support adults with learning disabilities.

However, we are now looking to expand the service and are wanting to create a small steering group that can help shape the service.

The role would be totally flexible and could be conducted from home. It may only be a once a month commitment, depending what you could offer.


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: 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)

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: 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: 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: Educational Learning Support Hub CIO (ELSH)

Are you a dab hand at making, mending and fixing?
We are looking for a volunteer handyperson to help with repairs and maintenance in ELSH Hub properties.
We would ideally like a regular volunteer who could come in a couple of hours a day.
What will you get out of it?
You will have the chance to gain real first hand Experience in maintenance and repair for a community organisation, and assisting us in creating a warm and welcoming space for our staff, visitors and volunteers.

Handyperson Duties
• Changing lightbulbs
• Basic plumbing repairs
• Completing repairs that don’t require a specialised technician
• Simple painting/decorating tasks
• Maintaining the exterior throughout the seasons
• Routine maintenance and inspection of the heating/air-conditioning system, reporting any issues to management.


Hosted by: Educational Learning Support Hub CIO (ELSH)

What we're looking for:
There is so much going on at the Hub, with classes starting and finishing and visitors coming and going all the time! This means that our busy building sometimes becomes a bit neglected, so we would love a ‘Hinching’ housekeeping volunteer to come in and set things straight.
Responsibilities:
• General cleaning and tidying duties throughout the Hub, including the crèche area. kitchen, and toilets.
• Dusting/polishing
• Emptying rubbish
• Monitoring cleaning supplies and ordering more as needed
• Reporting any necessary repairs or replacements to the Project Manager

What will you get out of it?
• You'll enjoy getting tasks done and feel satisfied by seeing what a difference you can make to the feel and atmosphere of the place- your input will make a BIG difference to the Hub.
• Valuable experience and the opportunity to work with a great team of volunteers.


Hosted by: Humankind

Humankind provides holistic support to people in Barnsley with mental health and / or learning difficulties. They have an early intervention and preventative focus to support individuals to improve health, well being and independence, enabling people to have choice and control of their lives.
Humankind links people living with low level mental well being issues to local volunteers who can offer them support and companionship, to help with the promotion of someone’s recovery journey.
This support can be provided for the 3-6 months
The inclusion partnership between a service user and the volunteer explores goal-setting on issues like -
• Preventing social isolation
• Reducing feelings of loneliness.
• Increasing independence.
• Encouraging them to make positive choices and decisions that affects them.
• Increasing their ability to take part in purposeful activities out of their own home.
• Increasing their opportunities to take part in group activities by joining a community group.
• Having a better understanding of their mental well being by attending one of the local structured group workshops.
• Progress into volunteering, education or employment.
• Increasing their ability to have improved social interactions with others in their communities.
This 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 encouraging them to attend appointments and getting them to feel confident around using public transport.
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 inclusion volunteer role aims to increase social interaction and reduce isolation.
Inclusion volunteers 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: Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

We need volunteers to help with the following:
• Use steamer to freshen and de-crease clothing
• Follow health and safety procedures when using the steamer
• Keep steamer topped up with water
• Descale the steamer every week
• Other related activities


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

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 Trading Company

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

This role is to provide support to asylum seekers and refugees to help them improve their health and well-being. Volunteers will help people to access health services appropriately by advocating on their behalf. This may include explaining how the NHS services work, their rights and entitlements, assisting with GP's, Dentists, Opticians registrations; making health related appointments, form filling and communicating, via telephone, with the health and other services such as the Home Office Asylum Support Team.


Hosted by: The Refugee Council

A Conversation Club is a way that people can come together, in a relaxed environment, to help improve their English language skills.
ESOL stands for English for Speakers of Other Languages and is more classroom based way for people to learn.

We are currently looking for volunteers that can support a range of clients to help improve their English skills within these sessions. You can volunteer for the Conversation Club, the ESOL class or both!

Volunteers will work with other volunteers to come up with topic suggestions, session and resource planning for Conversation Club and ESOL Class.

Volunteers will then help support and facilitate these topics and activities within the sessions.


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 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: St Pauls Church Monk Bretton

St Paul’s Church Monk Bretton Parent & Toddler group is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to support the day to day running on the parent and toddler group.

Duties could include – Interacting with children & family members, setting up and clear away of activities and equipment. Making light refreshments such as tea, coffee and toast. This opportunity is subject to a interview and completion of a full DBS check (This will be paid for by the Church for the successful candidate).


Hosted by: Barnsley Museums

Worsbrough Mill is a 17th Century working water mill, set in 240 acres of country park land. Using traditional milling methods it produces a range of organic flour, sold across the area.

The site attracts people from all walks of life, wanting to see the mill and find out more. As a volunteer you will support this by being involved in;

- Welcoming visitors to the museum
- The housekeeping and cleaning inside the Mill Museum
- Promote and support events on site
- Support families to get the most out of the site
- Answer enquiries about the history and workings of the mill.


Hosted by: DIAL Barnsley

You will be based in our Barnsley office and will offering support to our team of Advisors. Our advisor team work as part of the office based Advice Line and offer Drop-ins in various community venues. They meet and support a lot of people and part of their role often involves helping with the completion of benefit forms and supporting people through the different processes involved in claiming benefits. Your role will be to follow up what happened after the client saw the Advisor –did they get their welfare benefits, did they win their appeals etc.? Also you will be able to help ensure that the people you contact can get any additional help or support they may need.
The role involves:
• Ringing clients to find out what happened after they had seen the Advisor.
• Referring the clients back to the Advice Line or Advisor if they need more information, advice or support.
• Adding the information you get onto the client records on our database.
• Undertaking other client follow up tasks as requested by the Advice Team.


Hosted by: British Red Cross

This role is key to the organisation and will help you make a great contribution to the work of the British Red Cross. Whether it is helping with a service when they’re busy, lending a hand in IT or marketing or undertaking tasks around one of our centres, you will get involved in a great cause. You will be bringing some of your own knowledge and experience to the role and you will also have the chance to develop workplace skills.


Hosted by: British Red Cross

This role is to assist the Volunteer Coordinator (VC) by providing support to new and established Mobility Aids Volunteers acting as the link between volunteers and the VC. Lead Volunteers can act as coach/mentor to other volunteers, enabling their volunteering experience to be effective and fulfilling. This is the ideal role for someone who is an experienced coach/team leader (or has leadership potential), and can be a role model and champion of our service and our Fundamental Principles.


Hosted by: British Red Cross

This is a very rewarding role providing much-needed support to our service by literally keeping the wheels rolling. Based in one of our warehouses, the main element of the role is to clean and maintain our stock of wheelchairs and other mobility aids equipment. It also involves some inputting of data into our stock management system This is the ideal role for someone who is practical, enjoys fixing things and likes the satisfaction of providing a clean, safe piece of equipment ready for the next person.
Typical tasks include:
Cleaning and maintaining our wheelchairs (and other mobility aids equipment)
Assisting with loading/unloading wheelchair for delivery/collection/pop-ups
Using a computer-based stock control system to update receipt of goods/service records/stock movements
Signposting to other Red Cross services/provider (including the Mobility Aids Retail website)
These are just some examples. You will work within a great team and be fully supported by the Volunteer Coordinator.


Hosted by: British Red Cross

This is a very rewarding role providing much-needed support for people who are accessing our service. Based at one of our mobility aids spoke locations, the main element of the role is serving the public who require a wheelchair or other mobility aids equipment. This is the ideal role for someone who enjoys meeting people, can show compassion and empathy and who likes administrative duties with a customer service perspective.
Typical tasks include:
Liaising with the hub to arrange stock/deliveries/collections.
Issuing and receiving wheelchairs (or other mobility aids equipment) using a computer based stock control system.
Demonstrating how to use and look after our wheelchairs (and other equipment)
Dealing with enquiries from people wanting to borrow a wheelchair (or other equipment) by telephone and face to face
Receiving payments / donations and issuing receipts
> Contacting service users about overdue and upcoming return of equipment
Signposting to other Red Cross services/providers
Actively promoting the Retail Mobility Aids offer/website
These are just some examples. You will work within a great team and be fully supported by the Volunteer Coordinator.


Hosted by: British Red Cross

This is a very rewarding role providing much-needed support for people who are accessing our service. The main element of the role is to deliver or collect wheelchairs to/from people’s homes supporting them to maintain their independence, or you could choose to support members of the public from varying locations around the hub area (e.g. often using partner supermarket car parks) to enable them to obtain a wheelchair or other mobility aids equipment. You could also be driving between hub and spoke locations to transfer stock. This is the ideal role for someone who enjoys meeting people, can show compassion and empathy and who likes driving. It will involve driving a Red Cross or hire vehicle.
Typical tasks include:
Delivering and collecting wheelchairs (or other mobility aids equipment) – including overdue equipment (you will be driving a transit Van style vehicle up to and including a long Wheel Based version). You might also be driving to pre-arranged locations to operate a ‘pop up’ spoke.
Loading and Unloading wheelchairs ready for daily runs.
Issuing and receiving wheelchairs (or other mobility aids equipment)
Setting up and operating the mobile ‘pop up’ spoke.
Demonstrating how to use and look after our wheelchairs
Dealing with enquiries from people wanting to borrow a wheelchair (or other equipment)
Using a computer-based stock control system
Receiving payments / donations and issuing receipts
Signposting to other Red Cross services/provider (including the Mobility Aids Retail website)
These are just some examples. You will work within a great team and be fully supported by the Volunteer Coordinator.


Hosted by: Barnsley CVS

South Yorkshire Community Foundation are looking for a Community Representatives to become a member of the decision-making panel required for the Park Spring Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund panel, in a voluntary capacity.

They will need to come from the areas of Great Houghton; Little Houghton; Grimethorpe; Darfield; Brierley; Billingley; Shafton; Goldthorpe; Bolton upon Dearne; Monk Bretton; South Kirkby. In addition, they will need to demonstrate the following:

• You must be an active member of at least one community or voluntary group, and preferably be a member of the management committee/board of trustees. At least one of those groups must benefit the residents of the Area of Benefit of the Park Spring Community Benefit Fund – as listed above
• The ability to understand the wider picture regarding the needs and activities in the local community
• Have an interest in the future of the area, and the issues affecting the voluntary and community sectors.
• A willingness to share and pass on your skills to others, and to promote the Fund widely


Hosted by: National Trust

Wentworth Castle Gardens is a national treasure including 63 acres of formal gardens and 500 acres of parkland, with many stories to tell. We want to give visitors a warm,friendly and relaxed welcome so they feel free to explore the property and have fun. Volunteer Welcome Assistants are key to us achieving this. Based in the Visitor Reception Building you will be one of the first people visitors meet. You should enjoy meeting new people and working within a diverse team.
What's involved?
Giving visitors a friendly welcome when they first arrive and ensuring they have the information they need to enjoy their visit
Talking to visitors about the National Trust
Supporting visitors with particular needs to understand how they can access different parts of the garden and parkland and get the most from their visit
Sharing the stories, historical and modern, of Wentworth Castle Gardens and our partners, Northern College and Barnsley Council
Being part of a team ensuring that everyone who visits feels welcome and included
You don’t need any previous experience just a desire to help visitors enjoy their day and provide great customer service.
We are looking for new volunteers that want to help regularly on weekends and during school holidays.


Hosted by: Together for Mental Wellbeing

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers with a passion for helping people to gain the confidence to self-advocate. Volunteers will support people within advocacy sessions in the community, with a wide range of issues eg benefits, housing, mental wellbeing etc. There is also the opportunity to facilitate self advocacy groups for individuals with Autism and Learning Disabilities.


Hosted by: Crossroads Care Barnsley

Crossroads Care has more than 26 years of experience, helping carers to have a break by providing one to one support with caring in the home.
As a registered charity provider, we deliver care locally. Together with care providers nationally, we reach almost half a million carers a year!
We provide a wide range of quality support services for carers and the people they care for, no matter what age group, type of illness or disability they have.
We have a small dedicated team in our main office, however we are looking for an office support volunteer who can assist us with administration tasks around the office, to ensure we can keep delivering an effective service.
We are looking for someone who can help with photocopying, shredding and all manner of dealing with our office paper work. This means we can make sure our office runs efficiently and is organised effectively. Volunteers may also need to help initially answer calls in our main office, pass them onto the appropriate staff member and take messages. We receive calls from carers, support staff and partner agencies, so it will be varied who you may get to speak to.
We believe it’s important that when someone calls, their call is answered by a friendly voice. A simple, friendly Hello can mean everything. As we are a small team, we can’t always be near the phone to do this. You will not be expected to answer any queries, but can assure the person on the other end of the phone, that someone will get back to them as soon as possible. We think this is much more personable than an answer phone and helps us ensure we deliver great care in all aspects of our service.


Hosted by: Barnsley Museums

Summer 2020, Cannon Hall will be the home of Catwalking, a major exhibition of photography and fashion, this will be a must see for all age groups.

Cannon Hall is an 18th century stately home with an impressive collection of ceramics, tells the story of the Spencer-Stanhope family, has regular changing exhibitions of national and regional artists and is currently restoring the 18th century country park.

We need volunteers to support the Cannon Hall team in warding this exhibition. Our Visitor Experience volunteers provide a friendly welcome to all our visitors, assist visitors with orientation of our sites, engage with visitors in the exhibition areas and give appropriate responses to any questions, ward galleries and exhibitions and assist with general duties associated with preparing the areas for visitors.