We’re now recruiting for regular volunteers for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award!

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Regular Volunteering

YHA Duke of Edinburgh Award - Regular Volunteering

YHA offers opportunities to complete the volunteering section of the DofE Award. You can choose from volunteering at your local YHA, at our National Office or as a fundraiser.

Volunteer at a hostel
As a volunteer at a hostel you could be involved in a range of tasks including housekeeping, reception, customer care, cafe or kitchen and much more!

You can even take on special projects such as clearing out the self-catering kitchen. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in the hospitality and catering industry.

Volunteer at National Office
If you are local to Matlock in Derbyshire, you can volunteer at YHA’s National Office. You will work alongside the Volunteering Team to complete administration tasks. This could be a great way to gain experience in a friendly and supportive office environment.

You can complete the Award by giving your time as a YHA Fundraiser. This is a flexible opportunity, you can work from home or from our National Office.

Volunteers will be helping to organise fundraising events for YHA’s bursary fund, Breaks for Kids.

To apply for this role:

  • You must be over the age of 14
  • Be should be organised and have excellent time keeping
  • You should be willing to get involved in many different tasks
  • Be should have an enthusiastic and positive personality
  • You should be able to work alone or as part of a team
  • Be should be able to use IT systems like Word and Excel

You can find out more in our DofE Volunteering Guide 2016 guide.

Current Vacancies

YHA National Forest (Swadlincote, Derbyshire)

We are looking for people to help out in the cafe on weekends. Volunteers will be providing top notch customer service, making coffees and serving drinks and helping out with cleaning. No previous experience is neccassary, just lots of enthusiasm and the ability to work well as part of a team. The cafe is open from 10am until 4pm on weekends and it would be really appreciated if you could give a few hours within those opening times.

If you are interested in getting involved with volunteering at this hostel, please email volunteers@yha.org.uk or call 01629592562

How to apply

If you would like to apply for a volunteering role with YHA please complete the New Volunteer Form by clicking on the Apply Now button below.

By applying to volunteer with YHA you are agreeing to YHA SPIRIT values and Code of Conduct.

If you have any queries please contact the Volunteering team on volunteers@yha.org.uk or call 01629 592562.

Available across England & Wales