We’re now recruiting for YHA Work Experience!

Work Experience

Our Work Experience opportunities provide individuals with a chance to develop both professionally and personally.

Our opportunities enhance the employability of our volunteers by boosting thier CV. All volunteers are given a certificate and reference.

Work experieince at National Office
Working at our National Office in Matlock, Derbyshire is perfect if you want to experience the office environment of a leading national charity.

During your work experience you will get to experience all of our departments: HR, Fundraising, Volunteering, Learning and Development, Finance, Operations, Customer Service, Property, Marketing, IT and Business Systems. If you are interested in a particular area, you can spend the majority of your time there.

Regular work experience
YHA’s National Office can offer regular work experience for students which fits in around your schedule. Students work alongside the volunteering team to complete office tasks.

Work experience at a hostel
If you’re interested in travel, tourism, hospitality and management then this is the opportunity for you.

You will get involved in all aspects of hostel life: reception, customer service, catering, cleaning, management and housekeeping.


  • You must be aged 14 or over
  • Ability to commute to YHA’s National Office or the hostel
  • You must be enthusiastic, responsible and punctual
  • You must be willing to get involved in all taks
  • You must be looking to develop your career or your professional interests

You can find out more in our Work experience 2016 – Development and Hostel guide.

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.