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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15 hours ago

Just a snippet of an amazing week, one group discussing what characteristics make a good friend and deciding which friends you can trust - to an amazing session with our Katie at a Lunch Time Club, where Bob the toad came to say ‘Hello’ ( I think it’s a toad and not a frog?) Have a lovely weekend 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Just a snippet of an amazing week, one group discussing what characteristics make a good friend and deciding which friends you can trust - to an amazing session with our Katie at a Lunch Time Club, where Bob the toad came to say ‘Hello’ ( I think it’s a toad and not a frog?) Have a lovely weekend 😊Image attachmentImage attachment
7 days ago

Timeline PhotosThis #WorldMentalHealthDay sees the launch of YMCA's new mental health campaign.

Let's #BreaktheSilence

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7 days ago

Absolutely blown away by the attendance at our ACE Club over the past 2 weeks! So much laughter and fun 🤩 ... See MoreSee Less

Absolutely blown away by the attendance at our ACE Club over the past 2 weeks! So much laughter and fun 🤩Image attachmentImage attachment
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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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