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Summer Camp Poem

After our summer camp training weekend, we were sent a poem about the weekend from one of the volunteers. Cullen Marshall is a first time volunteer and will be volunteering at the “Go eXtreme” camp at Coalbrookdale. Here is his poem “Two companions, seven hours, one KFC, and lil mix featuring Stormzy Arriving at Edale, […]

Volunteering in Brighton

Back in the Spring of 2016 a group of young volunteers came to YHA Brighton and were tasked with painting a few of the rooms that needed a little bit of a touch up. One broken window and two ruined carpets later the concept of volunteering at Brighton was quietly put to bed. Enter team 2017! […]

DofE Gold at YHA Sheringham

Back in April, YHA Sheringham hosted a gold DofE residential week. Where a group of young adults came from all over the country and worked together on a project at the hostel. Whilst they were here they took on the challenge of revamping the customer garden. This included weeding, removal of all over-grown bushes and […]

First DofE Gold for Manorbier

YHA Manorbier ran their first D of E Gold volunteer break recently and it was extremely successful. Three young ladies attended and during the five days they managed to treat all our garden furniture with wood preservative, tidied up the paths around the hostel and helped with bed making during our busy Easter period. This […]

AGM 2017

We recently held our AGM on the 8th July 2017 in London and the day went really well and was a great success. We had some amazing volunteers helping us on the day and we’ve received some brilliant feedback from them. Barbara Everest has been volunteering with us for over 25 years and had nothing but […]

A day in the life of a YHA Summer Camp Team Leader

As summer camp season is almost upon us, we caught up with Tess, who was a Team Leader at YHA St Briavel’s Castle Action Adventure camp in 2016! So if you’ve ever wondered what a typical day at camp is like for a team leader, what the benefits of Volunteering at a YHA Summer Camp […]

Coffee and chat with a YHA Volunteer

Kate Lansley, YHAs Youth Engagement Coordinator, had coffee and a chat with Laurence Perks, YHA volunteer and all-round superstar, to find out more about his experiences with the organisation. KL: So Laurence, you’ve given YHA over 250 hours of your time since summer 2015. What made you want to get involved with YHA in the […]

A Room with a Barcelona View

The YHA Exchange Programme allows YHA staff and volunteers to travel the world, meet new people and gain fantastic new experiences and memories. As part of the programme, YHA staff and volunteers have travelled from England to Spain to volunteer with Ribals, a Spanish kid’s activity company! Our intrepid traveller James has previously written for […]

Zali and Kayleigh Take On Ribals!

The YHA Exchange Programme allows YHA staff and volunteers to travel the world, meet new people and gain fantastic new experiences and memories. As part of the programme, 2 YHA staff members have travelled from England to Spain to volunteer with Ribals, a Spanish kid’s activity company! Our intrepid travellers, Zali and Kayleigh, have been […]

YHA Ravenstor goes for Gold (Residential!)

At the end of May / beginning of June (30/05/16 – 03/06/16 for fact fans!), a group of nine Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award volunteers descended on YHA Ravenstor for a busy and fun week of volunteering. From a wide variety of schools, sixth forms, colleges, etc across the country (some from as far away as Aberdeen!), not […]

The Boggle’s Spanish Exchange Adventure

The YHA Exchange Programme allows YHA staff and volunteers to travel the world, meet new people and gain fantastic new experiences and memories. As part of the programme, 2 YHA staff members have travelled from England to Spain to volunteer with Ribals, a Spanish kid’s activity company! One of our intrepid travellers, Keith from YHA […]