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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. 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

Winter volunteering opportunities

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 claireregan@yha.org.uk

We also have a volunteer events programme for Wales and other hostels so plenty of opportunities to get involved in a variety of practical, team tasks wherever you live.


Exciting new area volunteer roles

Exciting new area volunteer roles

Next year we are launching a new initiative to inspire more people to support YHA in their local area.

We are looking for volunteers to take on the new role of Support Group Coordinator in the two trial areas of Lake District and the South East. The Coordinators will help shape volunteer opportunities by meeting with YHA staff and also help improve volunteer recognition by capturing and sharing their stories.  They will invite supporters to regular supporter forums so they can meet, socialise and discuss ways to support YHA.

More information about this new role is available here or can be obtained by emailing the team.  All enquiries should be directed to crewennadymond@yha.org.uk.  The application deadline is Sunday 21st December and informal interviews will take place in January 2015.     

Useful Documents

Volunteer Application Form                                                      

Volunteer Handbook

Latest Volunteer Newsletter                                                  

Volunteer Expense form

Volunteering Annual Review 2013-14                                                

Volunteer Today                                                               

Volunteer Journal

Volunteering for Groups 


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