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Get involved

Listed below are a few ways which you can get involved in supporting  YMCA Barnsley, each of these options all have a significant effect on the YMCA so get involved!


We appreciate and thank you for your interest in becoming a member of YMCA Barnsley. Initially people join our organisation as an associate member. Associate members could then consider an application for nomination and election for full YMCA membership after 12 months. All full members are eligible for nomination and election to the board of trustees if they so wished.

Associate member benefits

  • opportunities to attend events
  • a quarterly newsletter sent by email
  • a monthly ‘What’s On’ update sent by email
  • ‘Meet the Chair’ events to share ideas, questions, concerns and comments


YMCA Barnsley would like members to:

  • support and attend events
  • support fundraising activities e.g. donate prizes for raffles, invite guests to events, give their time in helping to organise events
  • promote the organisation where ever possible
  • offer their expertise
  • uphold the Christian ethos


Membership Fees

Fees can be paid at the YMCA either by cash or cheque

  • 8 – 16 year olds £6 per term or £18 per annum
  • Students, apprentices or those in full time training £15 per annum
  • 18 years plus £11 per quarter (3 months) or £33 per annum
  • family membership £22 per quarter (3 months) or £66 per annum


Support us:

If you feel unable to become a member of YMCA Barnsley at this time, but would like to support our work, you could do this by:

  • a one off or regular donation either in person or by post to our Blucher Street premises
  • or donate via our local giving page
  • supporting our fundraising events – current events are shown on the members notice board upstairs in the Lounge or sign up to our monthly email ‘What’s On’ updates


Donate to YMCA Barnsley

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!

You can donate directly to YMCA Barnsley by person or post or via our Local giving page www.localgiving.com/charity/barnsleyymca


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