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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.
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
Graduate Volunteering Opportunity in Environmental Practices
YHA has a 12-week voluntary placement available for a graduate to support as part of our national SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment & Quality) team. This is a new and unique opportunity for someone who has or is working towards a qualification in health, safety or the environment. In this role you will be helping to shape our environmental strategy. This is a great opportunity to share your skills with a UK charity, and build your CV to support with future employment. This opportunity will be predominately based at our National Office in Matlock, Derbyshire with occasional visits to our hostels throughout England and Wales. Help with travel expenses is available. You can find out further details about the role here and to apply please click here.
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.