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.

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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.


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Timeline photosπŸ”Do you want to be a Peer Researcher?πŸ”Ž
Want to know what it is all about?
Here's where to start!
Tuesday 25th Jan 1-4pm

[ID: Poster for the Peer Researcher drop-in in Barnsley. Text reads 'Do you want to be a Peer Researcher? Want to know what it is all about? Here's where to start! Peer research is an interactive way to find out key issues affecting young people in your area.
You will be taking part in peer research training and will receive an ASDAN accreditation. It is a free and interesting opportunity. Come along and meet the team! Our drop-in day is Tuesday 25th January 1-4PM. This opportunity is for young people aged 16-25 in the Central area of Barnsley. (Food and refreshments will be provided, travel and other expenses will be reimbursed also). We are located at the YMCA building in Barnsley Town centre. Please contact Keely at keely.hardy@chilypep.org.uk Mob- 07970994542 or Shorna at shorna.bird@chilypep.org.uk if interested! Blucher Street
Barnsley, S70 1AP This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund and supported by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority.' There are the Chilypep, YMCA, SMYCA, BMBC and UK government logos and a blue arch shaped border with shapes and squiggles on. ]
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Brill session making softpots in Kexborough this evening. Huge thanks to Berneslai Homes for allowing us to use their premises πŸ˜ƒ ... See MoreSee Less

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Quiet please... an intense game of bingo for our young people this afternoon! Eyes πŸ‘€ down! #centralareateam ... See MoreSee Less

Quiet please... an intense game of bingo for our young people this afternoon! Eyes πŸ‘€ down! #centralareateam
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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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