A work-life balance is easy to attain with so many clubs and activities to get involved with.

A vibrant and friendly community welcomes you in Barry, with lots of clubs and activities to get involved with. There are thirteen community centres across the town, as well as the Palmerston Centre For Life Long Learning.

Barry YMCA is a friendly community hub that not only hosts fantastic gymnastics facilities but is also the home of Bro Radio, a dance studio, and digital media editing suite. Major Music, a project providing a creative music service is also based here.

The dance studio at the YMCA is used by Motion Control Dance, which holds classes for many types of dancing, for all ages and abilities. As part of the Barry Making Waves project, five dance groups created their own dance for a specific location in Barry.

Barry Library and Art Central Gallery are located within the Town Hall. The Gallery has changing exhibitions throughout the year and a dynamic friends group – Friends of Art Central.

In fact there are many ‘friends’ groups to join whatever your interest, from helping to keep our beaches clean, volunteering in parks on biodiversity projects, to gardening at community garden Gibby Greenfingers.


Help us make Barry a great place to live, work and visit. Join our volunteer bank to support the culture and heritage of Barry, with volunteering opportunities based at the Memo Arts Centre and with other cultural and heritage organisations and groups in Barry.

Why volunteer?

  • try something new and meet new people
  • share your knowledge, skills and passion to help others
  • gain confidence, work experience and boost your CV

How do I get started?

Get in touch to find out more about volunteering with us, and what opportunities are currently available. Also, if you have an idea for a project that would require volunteers, we’d love to hear from you.

Volunteer Registration Form


The volunteer bank is part of the Barry Making Waves project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Great Place Scheme. In partnership with Vale of Glamorgan Council, Barry Town Council and Memo Arts Centre.