YMCA Barnsley

We are an independent local charity that works for and with children and young people and their families. We deliver a wide range of children’s and youth work, extended services and members activities. YMCA Barnsley aims to empower young people by involving them in activities that stimulate, challenge and enable them to realise their potential and participate fully in their communities.

We provide a safe and welcoming space and positive activities for children and young people and support them so they can belong, contribute and thrive in their communities. We provide affordable, quality facilities for other charities. We use the resources we have available to support those who are homeless and vulnerable. We have been an active part of our community since 1857 and we are keen to ensure a legacy for the future as a valued deliverer of services and facilities.

Below we are proud to share some of some facts and figures from our 2022 Impact Report.

 

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What We Do

YMCA Barnsley focuses on the following key areas of work

Our Exciting Projects

YMCA Barnsley exists to support children, young people and their families in Barnsley. We aim to empower young people by involving them in activities that stimulate, challenge and enable them to realise their potential and participate fully in their communities.

We provide a positive opportunities and activities for children and young people in a safe environment where they are supported by qualified, experienced and skilled youth workers. Our programmes raise aspirations, build confidence and self-esteem and contribute to building emotional resilience and positive mental wellbeing.

Find out more about our exciting community & youth work projects.


Ymca Barnsley Facebook

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1 day ago

We hope you all feel refreshed after the weekend😀, this is last week for voting
The Youth Voice and Participation team will be in your school/college providing opportunities for you to Make your Mark and vote 🗳in the 2024 ballot, in most cases you will also have the opportunity to elect peers in your educational setting to be your chosen representative and become a Barnsley Youth Councillor 🤩.
Happy voting
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5 days ago

Fantastic news but we have so little time. Please contact your MP today using this link
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Thanks to the support of Rachel Hopkins MP, YMCA England & Wales have managed to secure a debate in parliament on the funding of youth services.

This debate gives MPs the opportunity to speak up in parliament on the critical issue of investment in youth clubs and support services.
This is a great opportunity to move the issue up the political agenda.

So could you do us a favour?

With the debate taking place next Wednesday, will you encourage your MP to attend and represent the voices of young people?

We have so little time. Please contact your MP today using this link
buff.ly/3UNjomP

#ymca
#youthworkworks
#ymcabarnsleyFantastic news!

Thanks to the support of Rachel Hopkins MP, YMCA England & Wales have managed to secure a debate in parliament on the funding of youth services.

This debate gives MPs the opportunity to speak up in parliament on the critical issue of investment in youth clubs and support services.
This is a great opportunity to move the issue up the political agenda.

So could you do us a favour?

With the debate taking place next Wednesday, will you encourage your MP to attend and represent the voices of young people?

We have so little time. Please contact your MP today using this link
buff.ly/3UNjomP

#ymca
#youthworkworks
#ymcabarnsley
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Fantastic news but we have so little time. Please contact your MP today using this link
https://buff.ly/3UNjomP 

Thanks to the support of Rachel Hopkins MP, YMCA England & Wales have managed to secure a debate in parliament on the funding of youth services.

This debate gives MPs the opportunity to speak up in parliament on the critical issue of investment in youth clubs and support services.
This is a great opportunity to move the issue up the political agenda. 

So could you do us a favour?

With the debate taking place next Wednesday, will you encourage your MP to attend and represent the voices of young people?

We have so little time. Please contact your MP today using this link
https://buff.ly/3UNjomP 

#ymca
#youthworkworks
#ymcabarnsley
6 days ago

Street based youth work or detached youth work as we call it is so much more than just working with young people. Its about working with communities as a whole, parents, grandparents, even local chippy proprietors. This fab photo demonstrates the connections that can be made across all generations with a little careful planning and consideration. Young people, and their families distributing self care packs to residents in their neighborhood promoted smiles and wonderful doorstep conversations all round, despite the grim weather this week 😀 YMCA Barnsley Barnsley Central Area Team Barnsley North Area Team YMCA England & Wales Detached Youthwork Berneslai Homes ... See MoreSee Less

Street based youth work or detached youth work as we call it is so much more than just working with young people. Its about working with communities as a whole, parents, grandparents, even local chippy proprietors. This fab photo demonstrates the connections that can be made across all generations with a little careful planning and consideration. Young people, and their families distributing self care packs to residents in their neighborhood promoted smiles and wonderful doorstep conversations all round, despite the grim weather this week 😀 YMCA Barnsley Barnsley Central Area Team Barnsley North Area Team YMCA England & Wales Detached Youthwork Berneslai Homes

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It was lovely to see their faces light up and I think it also brightens up their today just for the little chat too

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How you can get involved

Be a Volunteer

There are plenty of ways you can get involved and opportunities for you to embrace. Our volunteers include trustees, support our children’s and youth work, help with our allotment & orchards, support our work with the homeless and vulnerable, and help us with events and fundraising.

Make a Donation

Whether you decide to make a one-off donation or pledge a monthly gift, we promise the donation you make to YMCA Barnsley will be used to benefit the lives of children, young people and vulnerable members of the community. Your support makes a real difference!

Access our Services

YMCA Barnsley exists to support children, young people and their families in Barnsley. We aim to empower young people by involving them in activities that stimulate, challenge and enable them to realise their potential and participate fully in their communities.

Find YMCA Barnsley

Contact us and find us on 01226 214165

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