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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: Elysium Sophia

We are a Therapy and Mindfulness based business, with a clear and passion driven vision, to help change, improve and transform the lives of those in underprivileged, disadvantaged and diverse communities, offering coping mechanisms and a therapeutic approach to managing stress, anxiety, phobias, low self esteem and self confidence.

We are passionate about improving the mental and physical health of those within our communities, who for different reasons, are not able to access services. Our communities are either gender specific, those facing barriers because of low income, members of LGBTQ, ethic minority groups, gender specific, disabled and or those with specific confidence and anxieties linked to a managing chronic medicinal conditions. We also work with all age groups from schools to our senior and ageing population.

We fuse meditation therapy and hypnosis, with psychology and NLP techniques to help improve and make suggestions to help those, most at risk within our communities, with their emotional, mental health and well-being.

Dave Pickering 'I have an extensive background in Sports Science, Health and Wellbeing, Personal Training and Education. I also have a background in martial arts, competing at a high level in Muay Thai Kickboxing. I now train and manage my own precious young daughter who competes at a World Championship level. I manage her training including mind, body conditioning, self confidence and healthy eating programme.'


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: BMBC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To have fun together!


Hosted by: 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: Independent Domestic Abuse Services Barnsley (IDAS)

Role: Independent Domestic Abuse Service HUB Volunteer
Location: Barnsley (Office Based, Remote Positions Considered)
Hours: 4 hours per week

IDAS Barnsley is seeking five volunteers for the exciting roles within the HUB with survivors of domestic abuse.
The purpose of the role is to support in the HUB Independent Domestic Violence Advocates with the initial processing and administration of referrals and contacting clients safely.
This role involves risk assessing clients going through, or just come out of a domestic or sexual abusive relationship. Full training and shadowing of the HUB practitioners will be provided. The volunteers will be working closely with the practitioners to achieve the agreed goals.
TASKS
• Admin
▫ Organising referral lists and spreadsheets
▫ Inputting client’s notes onto case management system
▫ Emails and communication with other professionals
▫ GDPR adherence
• Initial telephone contact with clients
• Completing assessments by telephone
• Follow up calls/emails to any clients needing sign posting to other agencies


Hosted by: Independent Domestic Abuse Services Barnsley (IDAS)

Group Work Administration Volunteer & Group Work Co-Facilitator Volunteer

IDAS Barnsley is seeking two volunteers for the exciting roles within the group work programme with survivors of domestic abuse.
The survivors within the group discuss their experience of domestic or sexual violence. The clients re-visit their trauma and the groups facilitate their recovery and discovery of personal empowerment.
This is a very hands-on role with emotional support while clients are going through, or just come out of a domestic or sexual abusive relationship. Due to the nature of the groups, this role is not open to peer-mentors as triggers are commonplace. Our volunteer and client well-being are paramount.
Full training and shadowing of the Group Coordinator will be provided. The volunteers will be working closely with the Group Coordinator to achieve the agreed goals.

TASKS
• Admin
▫ Organising waiting lists
▫ Inputting client’s notes onto case management system
▫ GDPR adherence
▫ Preparing all paperwork needed for each session
• One to one support of clients needing extra emotional support
• Completing assessments prior to group start by telephone
• Support Group Coordinator in sessions
• Follow up calls/emails to any clients needing sign posting to other agencies


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

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

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: Citizens Advice Barnsley

This volunteering role includes the following tasks:

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


Hosted by: Barnsley Sea Cadets

Whether at sea or on land, Sea Cadets offers an environment where young people can find new
confidence and inspiration and gain nationally recognised qualifications. Across the UK 14,000
cadets from 400 units, supported by 9,000 volunteers, are challenging themselves and
developing new skills through adventurous activities based on the customs and traditions of the
Royal Navyand providing the best possible head start in life.
Each Sea Cadet unit is an independent charity in its own right which must fundraise for its
running costs while the parent charity of MSSC (Marine Society & Sea Cadets) funds the
charitable infrastructure and provides national facilities. Our biggest supporter is the Royal Navy
whose customs and traditions are at the heart of what we do.
Sea Cadet units are managed and run by committed volunteers. The unit management team
(UMT) are volunteers and act as the unit’s trustees, headed up by unit chairperson, vice
chairperson, secretary and treasurer. The UMT is responsible for the running of the unit at a
strategic and management level.
Each Sea Cadet unit must comply with all policies and procedures issued for the governance of
Sea Cadets by, or on behalf of, the MSSC Council and the Ministry of Defence (MOD). The MOD
underwrites the Sea Cadet training liability.

Primary Purpose: To support the UMT chairperson and other trustees to manage an effective
and successful Sea Cadet unit and provide a safe, maintained and serviced unit.

Secondary Purpose: To be accountable to the unit chairperson and fellow trustees for overseeing, collating and reporting financial matters including keeping efficient up to date accounts and regular reporting of income and expenditure.

Specific roles/responsibilities
The UMT trustee (treasurer) is a volunteering role. We ask you to be responsible for:
- Keeping written up to date and accurate records of all bank/building society accounts and
ensure that any interest due is added to the relevant account.
- Keeping up to date written records of all income and expenditure including any cash
accounts held within the unit such as petty cash etc.
- Ensuring that all cash, cheques, etc are paid into the unit accounts and recorded in a
timely and correct manner.
- Ensuring that all bank/building society accounts are only accessible through the signature
of at least two separate signatories (It is recommended that there be at least three
registered signatories for each account), all of whom must be current UMT volunteers.
- Ensuring that regular written reports are submitted to the UMT meetings including income,
expenditure, liabilities and balances of all accounts. Any anomalies, which have occurred,
must also be reported.

- Giving a full written report to the members of the unit/charity at the AGM: this is to include
income, expenditure, liabilities and balances of all accounts. (It is recommended that a
projection of costs for the coming year also be included in the treasurer’s report).
- Ensuring that the annual returns are completed and checked by an appropriate person, or
audited where applicable and signed as correct. These should then be submitted to the
AGM, for acceptance by the members. (The annual return may be used as the Annual
Report, as below).
- Submitting returns and or any other forms to the relevant charity regulator before
November of the following financial year.
- Ensuring that the Annual Statement of Accounts for the unit are completed and forwarded
to the Area Business Manager (ABM) at the earliest opportunity, but at the latest before
31st October of the following financial year. A draft copy is to be sent to ABM as soon as
available, and prior to adoption at AGM, to assist with the UMT review process.


Hosted by: Barnsley Sea Cadets

Whether at sea or on land, Sea Cadets offers an environment where young people can find new confidence and inspiration and gain nationally recognised qualifications. Across the UK 14,000
cadets from 400 units, supported by 9,000 volunteers, are challenging themselves and developing new skills through adventurous activities based on the customs and traditions of the
Royal Navy and providing the best possible head start in life.
Each Sea Cadet unit is an independent charity in its own right which must fundraise for its running costs while the parent charity of MSSC (Marine Society & Sea Cadets) funds the charitable infrastructure and provides national facilities. Our biggest supporter is the Royal Navy whose customs and traditions are at the heart of what we do.
Sea Cadet units are managed and run by committed volunteers. The unit management team (UMT) are volunteers and act as the unit’s trustees, headed up by unit chairperson, vice chairperson, secretary and treasurer. The UMT is responsible for the running of the unit at a strategic and management level.
Each Sea Cadet unit must comply with all policies and procedures issued for the governance of Sea Cadets by, or on behalf of, the MSSC Council and the Ministry of Defence (MOD). The MOD
underwrites the Sea Cadet training liability.

Primary Purpose: To support the UMT chairperson and other trustees to manage an effective and successful Sea Cadet unit and provide a safe, maintained and serviced unit.
Secondary Purpose: To be accountable to the unit chairperson and fellow trustees for keeping records of the unit’s facilities, ensuring they are safe and adequate to support the unit’s charitable purposes and objectives.


Hosted by: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Volunteering for Yorkshire Air Ambulance is flexible and can fit in around your lifestyle. Our stall holders attend many different location around the local area with our official merchandise stall helping to raise vital funds. YAA have a very none intrusive approach to our collections and stalls meaning our staff and volunteers always get a warm welcome where ever they go.

Description:
All our volunteers are a vital part of the YAA family and support the charity in its fundraising activities. We are always looking for enthusiastic, reliable and committed people to join the team. Our volunteer’s passion and dedication means that we can continue to be there for the people of Yorkshire and continue to save lives.
Volunteers give their time and energy to support the charity to raise funds for our life saving work. Whether that’s weekly, monthly or a few times a year, our roles are flexible and can fit around you.
Through volunteering for YAA you can gain experience, meet new people, boost you mental health and most importantly have fun doing it.
Due to the nature of our fundraising activities there are many ways that our volunteers can get involved. For more information please get in touch with your local fundraiser.

-How long will you take to respond to enquiries about this role?
From a direct email to one of our fundraisers or an enquiry on our website someone will aim to response to all enquiries within a week.

Volunteering with YAA can help you gain confidence, meet new people, boost your mental health, gain new skills to add to your CV and most importantly have fun doing it.

Inclusive Volunteering - We Welcome:
Yorkshire Air Ambulance welcome everyone to volunteer. If you have additional needs or would require additional support please contact your local fundraiser to discuss all our role options.


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 new unit on Day street in the town centre.

It's all hands on deck and volunteers will be helping to collect food donations at the unit, creating food parcels with these for distribution to people in need in the local community.

In an exciting development we also have taken on two allotment patches 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: Independent Domestic Abuse Services Barnsley (IDAS)

IDAS is currently recruiting enthusiastic, reliable and committed volunteers to assist our team with supporting victims of domestic abuse. Volunteers will assist the refuge and Independent Domestic Violence Advocate teams in their service delivery.

This can include:
• Emotional support for survivors of domestic abuse
• Client evaluations to ensure the client voice is at the heart of our services
• Delivering security items to vulnerable clients or court support
• Attending criminal or civil court with a client
This role encompasses many other responsibilities that serve to enhance and broaden the current service delivery for survivors of domestic abuse.

TASKS
• Admin
▫ Organising client referrals or spreadsheets
▫ Inputting client’s notes onto case management system
▫ GDPR adherence
▫ Preparing all paperwork necessary, submitting case notes
• One-to-one support of clients needing emotional support
• Completing risk assessments via telephone
• Follow up calls/emails to any clients needing sign posting to other agencies
• Attend supervision with Volunteer Organiser and Volunteer Meetings/Training where necessary

The minimum commitment for this role is 4 hours a week.


Hosted by: SPSAS

We are looking for volunteers to collect food from allocated supermarkets and then distribute it out to vulnerable single parents on our list.

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: 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: 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: Together for Mental Wellbeing

The Volunteer Advocacy Supporter will provide non statutory advocacy within scheduled sessions for individuals referred.
There is also an opportunity to help co facilitate self advocacy groups.


Hosted by: RSPCA Barnsley & District Branch

Our charity shop in Barnsley centre needs reliable volunteers to help run and maintain it. We ask that volunteers work in our shop for a minimum of 4 hours at a time and preferably the same day/s each week . Tasks can include sorting through donations (we are operating this with COVID safety measures in place), steaming clothes and cleaning bric a brac, till work, serving customers etc.