YMCA Manifesto 2024

The last few years have been tough for young people, families, and communities: a global pandemic, cost of living crisis, and ongoing housing crisis have all left scars that will take time to heal.

But at YMCA, we haven’t lost hope for a brighter future. 2024 brings with it opportunity. A chance to ask, ‘what’s the best that could happen?’

With your support, we can get young people’s priorities back on the agenda.

Read YMCA’s General Election Manifesto and join our campaign for change.YMCA Manifesto 2024


Free Pickleball Sessions

Do you live in Barnsley?
Are you aged 50+
Do you need to improve your strength and balance?
Come and join us for our free Pickleball Sessions and learn more
about the physical and mental health benefits of physical activity,
falls prevention awareness and reduce social isolation or loneliness.

10am to 11am
16th January 2024 –
5th March 2024

Call or email now and Book On!

Nominate us today

Children & Young People Special Draw
5 days, 10 charities, £5,000 each – nominate us today.

Click here to nominate:

We Are Recruiting Sessional Youth Workers

Summer Holiday Activities

See our What’s On section


Coffee Morning – 22nd July, 10am – 12noon

Coffee morning

We are recruiting

A great opportunity to join the Team here at YMCA Barnsley.
We are looking for a new Youth Work Assistant Project Co-ordinator from August/September 2023.
A recognised qualification in Youth Work, Mental Health Work, Community Development Work, Social Work, Young People’s Mental Health, Training or Education, or other relevant qualification is required, alongside experience of Youth Work.
For an application pack and information please message us with an email address:
We do not accept CVs.

Impact Report 2022

Our latest impact report is now available, during 2022 we have continued to provide children and young people with safe, welcoming places to socialise, have fun, learn and access support from youth workers as well as opportunities to build core life skills around belonging, learning, coping, self-awareness and positive relationships. 

Our highlights include;  

  • Supporting 1,038 children and young people through 12 children’s and youth work programmes 
  • Delivering 835 sessions 
  • 17,765 contact hours with children and young people 
  • 70 amazing volunteers have offered 1,856 hours of their time 

We would like to say thank you to all our young people, partner organisations, volunteers, staff, funders and donors. Without your support none of this work would be possible.  

Download the YMCA Barnsley Impact Report 2022 (PDF)

Free Summer Activities August 22 for 8 – 14’s in Barnsley North

Please find below information about the free activities YMCA Barnsley are delivering in the North Area over the summer holidays. More information can be found on our YMCA Barnsley Facebook Page.

Booking is required for all activities. If you book a place but can no longer attend, please get in touch with us so that we can offer the place to someone else. To book please either message via Facebook or email us [email protected].