Volunteers Week 2020: Barnsley Museums join hundreds of organisations to say ‘thank you’ to their fantastic volunteers

Barnsley Museums are delighted to be part of a group of organisations joining forces for Volunteers’ Week, taking place between Monday,1 and Sunday, 7 June.  Over the seven days Volunteer Managers across the UK are coming together to say a massive thank you to all volunteers.

Volunteers play a vital role at Barnsley Museum five, free attractions from working in the outside spaces at Cannon Hall Park and Gardens and Worsbrough Mill to offering people a friendly hello at Elsecar Heritage Centre, Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre and the Cooper Gallery.

They will go on to play a role in supporting the museums  and the wider community as the country eases out of lockdown. By joining forces for Volunteers Week 2020, Barnsley Museums want to celebrate all the brilliant work that volunteers done over the course of the year.

Throughout the week organisations across the UK will be showcasing the amazing contribution volunteers have made. 


Starting on Monday 1st June the themes and focus for each day of volunteers’ week are as follows:

  • Monday - Listening & Support
  • Tuesday - Health & Well-being
  • Wednesday - Fundraising to support service delivery
  • Thursday - COVID-19 response and informal community civic action
  • Friday - Nature & the Outdoors
  • Saturday - Arts & Culture
  • Sunday - Sport & Leisure

Volunteers at Barnsley Museums have been sharing their experiences and people can see some of these fantastic stories on their digital channels throughout the week.

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place (Regeneration and Culture) said: “Our volunteers are invaluable to our cherished museum service and in return we offer unique experiences and learning opportunities.  Volunteer Week is a perfect way of showing our gratitude and thanking them for the brilliant work they do for Barnsley Museums every single day.  Now more than ever we are thankful for their dedication and support and look forward to the day they can safely return.” 

For more details about our volunteer programme visit Barnsley Museums.

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