Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering with YHA gives you the opportunity to develop skills which can help with employability. YHA now offers work experience and traineeships for young people aged 16-25. Find out more here.

From showing employers that you are self-motivated to giving you proven experience of delivering tasks in a customer focussed environment as part of a team – volunteering can give a real boost to your CV and give you some great material for answering those tricky interview questions.
Volunteering with YHA also gives you the chance to do something for you. Maybe you want to set yourself a personal challenge, to travel somewhere new, meet new people or just try out a new activity. With YHA you can develop a lot of personal skills such as independence, self-confidence and communication skills.
Whatever your age volunteering gives you the chance to learn not only new skills, but new things about yourself too.
Every volunteer who gives their time to YHA is able to use their volunteering with YHA as a reference. So whether it’s a new job or a college course on the horizon, you could use your volunteering with YHA as a referee on your application.
To help with making volunteering life friendly, YHA offers help with travel expenses, discounted food costs and free accommodation when you gift your time to our charity.
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