Recruitment for 2016 YHA Summer Camp Team Leaders has now closed. Please contact us to register your interest for 2017!

YHA Summer Camp Volunteers

Do you have experience of supporting young people or know someone who does?  During the summer YHA runs residential camps that offer exciting outdoor activities for young people aged 10-19.

We are looking for 120 volunteers to support the pastoral care of the young people at camp. 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.

Whether you’re training towards a career working with young people, or you are currently in a job supporting young people, this role allows you to develop your skills, put your knowledge in to action and get some great CV boosting experience!   We can promise you a fun-filled, memorable summer, where you will meet a great bunch of people and challenge yourself.

You will receive training to provide you with transferable skills and we can also help with travel expenses.

To take part we ask that volunteers:

  • are aged 18 or over
  • have experience of supporting young people (either as a volunteer or in a paid role)
  • are available for at least one week in July/August
  • undertake a DBS (criminal background) check
  • are available to undertake a residential training course on 15-17 July 2016

You can find out more about summer camp volunteering in our Summer Camp Volunteering 2016 guide.

If you already have proven experience in supporting young people and mentoring others, then why not consider applying for the Senior Summer Camp Volunteer role? Senior volunteers assist the Camp Managers to ensure camps run smoothly by mentoring volunteers, planning evening activities, resolving issues with young people and more!  This is a very varied role suitable for people who are looking to extend their experience and take on more responsibility.  You can find out more in our Senior Summer camp VTL guide.  Expressions of interest for this role must be received by 31 May.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this volunteering role please complete the YHA New Volunteer Form 2016

You can find out more about YHA Summer Camp volunteering in our guide – Summer Camp Volunteering 2016

If you have any queries please contact the Volunteering Team on or call 01629 592562.

We can now offer Skype interviews if you are unable to attend any of the selection events.