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.
YHA Hartington Hall Handyman required!
The beautiful YHA Hartington Hall in Derbyshire's stunning Peak District, is looking for a volunteer with practical skills.
If you are skilled at household DIY, enjoy being part of a team and can offer the hostel help on a flexibl,e regular basis then please get in touch with Heidi, the hostel manager, on 01298 84223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Calling all Film Enthusiasts!
YHA Idwal Cottage in North Wales, is looking for a volunteer to help guests find and visit iconic film locations in the area. If you have an interest in film and enjoy internet research then we would love to hear from you. The overall idea is to produce a printable PDF with information about the films and locations including any interesting facts and anecdotes. The great news is that this opportunity can be carried out from the comfort of your own home! You will need a home computer with access to the internet. For further details please contact email@example.com or call 01248 600225.