Friends of YHA

This is an additional source of business and governance information, for those of you who are interested in getting involved with YHA. This could be through volunteering at our hostels or becoming a Trustee on our Board, or if you just want to know more about the way we run as an organisation and our ambitions for the future.

There are also sections on Volunteering and About YHA, where you can read updates from the CEO, so keep visiting!

And for those of you with Facebook, you can join our Friends of YHA Facebook Group. This will provide a forum for member-to-member discussions about YHA, our meetings and events, and our activities

Company membership

Our Board of Trustees would like to invite all YHA members to contribute to decision making by becoming Company members.

Company Membership is open to all YHA members (excluding staff) and you can be a Company Member for as long as you hold valid YHA membership. It carries special status and brings additional opportunities and responsibilities.

As a Company Member, on top of your existing member benefits, you will:

• be invited to attend YHA events and general meetings
• vote on resolutions
• receive regular updates from the Chief Executive
• have access to a dedicated webpage, including AGM information
• be invited to contribute to appropriate consultations

Members can become Company Members through the My Profile section of their online YHA account.

Join the Friends of YHA Facebook Group

  • Our closed Facebook group only for YHA members
  • A place to chat about YHA as a member
  • You'll need to request permission to join

Ask to join

Volunteering - Give something back, volunteer with YHA today

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Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, meet new people, boost your CV and give something back. And we have a dedicated YHA Volunteering site where you can find out more, and search out – and sign up to – many different volunteering opportunities.

YHA Volunteering

Learn about YHA - Learn more about what we do

Find out about YHA as a charity, a business and the impact we have on young people’s lives.

Read our latest inspirational Impact Report, Transforming Lives.

Learn about our charitable object, Board of Trustees, how we’re governed and much more about our history and future direction.

Read the latest monthly CEO Briefings from James Blake, which give a flavour of the current economic, political, strategic and operational issues.

CEO Briefings May 2019

Read James Blake’s report from the latest Board meeting:

May Board Meeting Report