Be inspired and
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.
Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, meet new people, boost your CV and give something back. We can offer help with travel expenses, discounted meals and even free stays for volunteers taking part in residential opportunities. We have a variety of different volunteering opportunities so you can choose when, where and how you give your time to support us. You can volunteer on your doorstep at your local hostel, or at one of our many beautiful hostels throughout England and Wales. You can find out more about what your volunteering will support by watching this short video clip. For more information, please click on one of the links below. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Current volunteering opportunities
- Base 25
- Customer Experience Programme
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
- Local Volunteering
- Postellers Youth Group Leaders
- Student Ambassadors
- Student Placement
- Summer and Winter Weeks
Latest news from YHA
Summer Camp Volunteer Recruitment is open!
Do you have experience of supporting young people? We are looking for 120 Summer Camp volunteers to support young people at our Summer Camps.
This is a very special opportunity to make a huge difference to the life of a young person as you encourage them to make the most of the activities on offer and their time away from home.
It's a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience if you are looking for a career working with young people or are considering a future application to Camp America.
Here is what one of our volunteers, Victoria Hill, had to say about the difference volunteering at YHA Summer Camps made to her life:
'YHA Summer Camps have been a perfect stepping stone into a career working with young people that I love. Summer Camps helped to equip me with some fantastic skills, such as teamwork, communication and leadership that I've been able to draw on since both in applications and in my current job.'
You will receive a weekend training course and travel expenses. For further information and to apply please follow this link. This opportunity is subject to relevant checks to work with young people.
Winter volunteering opportunities
We have a volunteer event bonanza in the Lake District this winter! We have an incredible 15 events taking place at beautiful locations such as YHA's Grasmere, Black Sail, Eskdale and Wastwater. Tasks on offer include painting educational spaces and transforming overgrown gardens. The events are 5 days long and qualify for the DoE Gold residential. You can find out more here or by emailing email@example.com
You can find out more about events at other hostels here.
YHA Lakes - Cumbrian Office Angels needed!
We are seeking help from volunteers who have administration experience, great communication skills and are looking for a flexible and enjoyable volunteering role. Help is needed to update our records, respond to enquiries and undertake basic office tasks. If you live in Cumbria, have a couple of hours a week to spare and enjoy being part of a team then please get in touch. This role is available in many of our Lake District hostels and we can help with travel expenses. For further information please click here.
Countryside Volunteer at YHA Llywn y Celyn
YHA Llywn y Celyn is looking for a countryside volunteer to support the team with the maintenance and improvement of outdoor areas. The hostel is situated in the heart of the Brecon Beacons a National Park in Wales. Tasks will involve the improvement of access to the outdoor area, maintain pathways, trail markers and signage. The volunteer will also support with the development of trails and information for visitors as well as helping the team with every day hostel tasks. If you have six weeks this winter to spare and would like the opportunity to spend time in this stunning rural location please contact us. For further information please click here.