If you love the environment, supporting natural habitats and historic water mills, Worsbrough Mill and Country Park is the place for you.

With over 200 acres of country park, containing some unique wildlife habitats, volunteers are vital in the continued work to maintain and protect this amazing space.

Volunteering at Worsbrough Mill

Worsbrough Mill is the place for anyone with a passion for nature, this can take the form of a mass clean-up day, planting trees and cutting back invasive species to taking part in traditional heritage skills such as hedge laying and coppicing.

Our volunteers work alongside our staff to maintain, improve and develop our outdoor spaces.

Our community allotment also welcomes additional support, if you have an appetite for growing let us know.

While out on site you also provide a friendly welcome to visitors, help visitors to discover more about our outdoor spaces.

It is the perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to be active outdoors, from complete beginners to the green fingered, all our welcome.

‘Enjoying getting more aware/ involved with the 'the great outdoor', gaining more awareness re recycling, protecting habitats, - lessons I can copy at home. Outdoors work and meeting a mixed bag of people’

Worsbrough Mill Volunteer

Inside the Mill

Following the Covid-19 pandemic which resulted in a huge increase in flour production and the limited space within the mill, sadly volunteering in the mill buildings is on hold until further notice.

What next?

Volunteers usually meet on Tuesday and Wednesdays 10am – 12pm, however some specialist days and clean ups vary.

Want to find out what is available? Contact museumvolunteering@barnsley.gov.uk or speak to the team on your next visit.