Volunteer army march on Mayor's Parade

This year’s Mayor’s Parade is set to celebrate some of Barnsley’s most prized assets, our volunteers.

To celebrate the end of Volunteer Month in June, the Love Where You Live team will be parading through the town with up to 200 of their amazing volunteers.

Represented will be local Area Teams, Ward Alliances, community and environmental groups, Salvation Army, Libraries and Ad Astra who are bringing along 66 children and young people who they have worked with to offer volunteering opportunities.

This army of volunteers is ready to recruit and set you off on your volunteering journey. Watch out for their army tank, and volunteering chant as they join the Parade on Saturday 14 July at 11 am to celebrate and showcase the fantastic work volunteers do in our borough.

Love Where You Live is all about finding ways to make Barnsley a place we can all be proud of. Volunteers and local groups run many projects across the borough. Recently as part of volunteering month, work has been carried out in places such as Watermeadows Park in Penistone, where volunteers have tidied areas and created new wildlife habitats; and the Dearne allotment project where young people have grown their own food while receiving further training and education.  

Love Where You Live wants to encourage new people to get involved and have fun through volunteering with projects just like these.

Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Communities, said: “It is wonderful to see so many volunteers taking part in the Mayor's Parade, celebrating the incredible work they have done, but also encouraging new people to take part. I would like to thank all our volunteers for the amazing projects they have completed during Volunteer Month and their continued hard work for our beautiful borough. Working together, we can achieve great things and build stronger communities. I look forward to seeing the volunteering army in the Parade.”

There are hundreds of events and volunteering opportunities taking place across the borough that you can get involved in, wherever you live. For more information go to barnsley.gov.uk/volunteering or find us on Twitter or Facebook.

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