Volunteering at Barrowmore

Are you looking for new and exciting ways for your team to give back?

Barrowmore is a registered charity established in 1920 by the Joint Committee of the British Red Cross and the Order of St.John as a sanatorium to treat soldiers returning from the First World War with Tuberculosis. The colony of Barrowmore Village Settlement was established in the then Barrowmore Hall, purchased from the Lyle Smyth family in 1920 and later bombed and destroyed in 1940.

Rebuilt as a hospital, it was taken over by the NHS from 1948 and continued to operate until its closure in 1982. A workshop providing sheltered employment was added in the 1930s, together with a residential estate for employees of the Settlement and a hostel for single men was built in 1954. Following the closure of the NHS hospital, the building was converted into a Nursing Home, which opened in 1993 and which is now Barrowmore House, supported accommodation for vulnerable people.

Barrowmore’s commitment to accommodation for vulnerable people is centred on Barrowmore House, home to a maximum of forty two vulnerable people but with the capacity to offer short term welfare breaks, respite etc.

Types of volunteering

We can accommodate volunteering projects both externally and internally for team away days.

  • Painting/Staining
  • Woodland/Parkland Work
  • Planting
  • General Maintenance

Then, after a rewarding day volunteering, why not treat yourself to refreshments from The Bluebell Café, which is situated within Barrowmore Estate, where all ingredients used are sourced locally.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the downloadable expression of interest form and return it to our info@barrowmore.org.uk email.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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Great Barrow
Chester, CH3 7JA

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