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YHA provides budget accommodation for individuals, families and groups. We aim to inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons, gaining knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery.
YHA is a leading charity and can provide a number of amazing volunteering opportunities to people of all ages. YHA makes volunteering accessible and easy for all, as we offer help with travel expenses and free stays for volunteers taking part in residential opportunities. We can even offer help with discounted meals! Volunteering is a fantastic way to:

  • • Have fun
  • • Learn new skills
  • • Meet new people
  • • Boost your CV
  • • Give something back

What makes YHA special is the amount of choice available to volunteers: you choose when, where and how you give your time to support the YHA. We have a huge range of opportunities that will suit all interests and skills.  We run opportunities throughout the year, so you can fit your volunteering around your life. You can volunteer on your doorstep at your local hostel, or at one of our many beautiful hostels throughout England and Wales. For more information, please click on one of the links below.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Latest news from YHA

Summer volunteering opportunities

Summer volunteering opportunities

Are you looking for something different to do this summer?  Do you fancy a change of scenery?

You could join us as a Summer Camp Team Leader and make a real difference to the life of a young person this summer.  For anyone looking for a career in youth work this offers an amazing placement opportunity whilst also being great fun.

If you are looking to gain some work experience or get away somewhere different this summer then helping a team of hostel staff as a Summer Weeks volunteer could be just for you.

For 16-25 year olds joining our Base 25 network of volunteers will open up a whole world of volunteering opportunities and the chance to get away from home and explore new areas.

You can find more information about each of these opportunities and many more on this website and our friendly team are more than happy to help with any questions you may have.

YHA gains Investors in Volunteers accreditation!

YHA gains Investors in Volunteers accreditation!

YHA is very proud to announce that we have achieved Investing in Volunteers accreditation.

Investing in Volunteers is a quality standard for UK organisations who involve volunteers in their work, and it is the only quality standard that has independent external validation with a UK Quality Assurance Panel.

YHA was awarded accredited by NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) in February, for being an organisation which provides high quality volunteer involvement.

YHA is incredibly pleased to have achieved this accreditation, and is committed to continuing to provide enjoyable and high quality volunteering experiences across our hostelling charity.


Useful Documents

Volunteer Application Form                                                      

Volunteer Handbook

Latest Volunteer e-newsletter                                                  

Volunteer Expense form

Volunteering Report 2012-13                                                    

Volunteer Today                                                               

Volunteer Journal

Volunteering for Groups 

Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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