Volunteer Gardeners


Our gardens and grounds need care and attention most of the year and we are looking for volunteers to help us look after them and you could benefit too by taking part. Gardening has been linked to improvements in physical and mental health because it’s active, therapeutic and here at the hostel it’s also social.

Some of the tasks you might get involved with are: weeding and trimming, replanting pots and containers, watering, digging, pruning and cutting back, composting, sweeping and clearing

If you’re new to gardening we can show you how to do the tasks involved. We will provide all the tools you will need.

You can claim travel expenses up to £15 per day and we will provide you with free tea and coffee.

You can see all of our hostels offering gardening listed below, simply register for the opportunity you are interested in and the Hostel Manager will be in touch to discuss the next steps.


Event Opportunities

Starts on Monday 11th June 2018

Volunteer Gardener - YHA Boswinger

YHA Boswinger

[email protected] 01726 844527

Youth Hostels Association, PL266LL

Register to Join Volunteer Gardener - YHA Boswinger

Starts on Thursday 22nd March 2018

Volunteer Gardener - YHA Idwal Cottage

YHA Idwal Cottage

[email protected] 01248 600225

Youth Hostels Association, LL573LZ

Register to Join Volunteer Gardener - YHA Idwal Cottage

Starts on Monday 18th June 2018

Volunteer Gardener - YHA Medway

YHA Medway

[email protected] 01634 400788

Youth Hostels Association, ME73JE

Register to Join Volunteer Gardener - YHA Medway

Starts on Thursday 7th February 2019

Volunteer Gardener - YHA National Forest

YHA National Forest

[email protected] 01283 229662

48 Bath Lane, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE126BD

Register to Join Volunteer Gardener - YHA National Forest

Starts on Monday 7th January 2019

Volunteer Gardener - YHA Swanage

YHA Swanage

[email protected] 01929 422113

Youth Hostels Association, BH192BS

Register to Join Volunteer Gardener - YHA Swanage

Starts on Saturday 29th December 2018

Volunteer Gardener - YHA Windermere

YHA Windermere

[email protected] 015394 43543

Youth Hostels Association, LA231LA

Register to Join Volunteer Gardener - YHA Windermere

Starts on Monday 18th June 2018

Volunteer Handyperson - YHA Medway

YHA Medway

[email protected] 01634 400788

Youth Hostels Association, ME73JE

Register to Join Volunteer Handyperson - YHA Medway