Love Where You Live

Love Where You Live is all about finding ways to make Barnsley a place we can all be proud of.

There are hundreds of events and volunteering opportunities taking place across the borough, so you can get involved, wherever you live.

Why should I volunteer?

There are lots of things that affect how we feel about where we live; how it looks, what there is to do, and how safe we feel. 

Addressing all these different areas isn't something that we can do on our own. Everyone can make a difference to where they live. Working together, we can achieve great things.

Many of us already do volunteering, without even thinking it's volunteering. You might do a one-off street clean-up where you live, help out older people on your street, or work in a charity shop. Whatever you can do in your area, either individually or as a group, will make a big difference.

We work closely with organisations like Voluntary Action Barnsley to promote and encourage volunteering. If people who want to get involved, either because they have some free time, or as a stepping stone to paid employment, we can support them.

How do I get involved?

You can find out about volunteering opportunities on the Barnsley CVS website. 

You can also follow Love Where You Live on Facebook or Twitter. They've posted photos of people taking part in projects like community clean-ups, bulb-planting and event planning. 

We welcome your ideas about how to improve where you live. You might even find other like-minded people in your area who'd be happy to get together to make improvements.

We've created a Love Where You Live toolkit that's full of helpful tips and advice on how you can promote your event and get people involved.

You can even apply for funding through your ward alliance for a project if you can demonstrate that it meets the local priorities for your area.