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.