As part of Volunteers’ Week (1st-7th June), Dronfield Hall Barn would like to thank all those who freely give their time to us.

Since we opened, volunteers have been essential in keeping the Barn as a place for all to enjoy. Quite simply, if it wasn’t for you, it would not be possible to do what we do! Whether it’s working in our gardens every Tuesday morning come rain or shine, or helping to organise and run our busy programme of events and activities, volunteers are the lifeblood of the Barn.

Just look at the progress that has been made in the gardens. Two years ago, this was an unkempt, overgrown patch of sodden, muddy land with a path running through it. Through the volunteers’ work, it has been transformed into a beautiful area that has become the focal point for many of our events throughout the summer. The dedication of our gardeners is superb and their work ground-breaking, literally.

We are always on the lookout for new volunteers, of course. The benefits of volunteering are numerous – it helps you gain confidence, learn skills and take on different challenges. Additionally, the Barn has become an important part of Dronfield’s community, offering a place to meet new people and make new friends from the local area.

“Our volunteers are a very friendly group, who help provide the Barn with such a welcoming atmosphere. Their involvement with the project has allowed us to run big events such as our Arts Festival earlier this year, and upcoming Medieval Festival, that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise,” Maria Smith, the Barn’s Activities and Interpretations Manager, said.

“The staff and trustees would like to extend our thanks to everyone involved with the Barn on National Volunteers’ Week, and we’d love to see some new faces join our team through the rest of the year!”

If you are interested in volunteering with the Barn, or would like to know about the volunteering roles we offer, please contact Maria at