YHA is an Approved Activity Provider with DofE and we offer Gold residentials throughout the year at a number of our hostels in England and Wales. These are volunteering residentials and the tasks you might get involved with include painting/decorating, gardening/grounds work etc.
Aside from making new friends and being supported by our friendly staff, here are just a few reasons you should complete your residential with us:
1. Learn new skills in practical tasks such as gardening and decorating
2. Our residentials are free of charge. All we ask is a contribution of £40 towards your food
3. Receive up to £75 towards the cost of your travel to the hostel
4. Free Under 26 membership
5. Fun leisure time activities and a thank-you meal
6. All of your help enables us to carry out our work with disadvantaged young people and families
This page will be kept up to date with all of our upcoming residentials so do check back here if there is nothing to suit your availability at this time. If you are over 18 and have experience of supporting young people, you can also volunteer at a Summer Camp to complete your residential. You can find more details here.
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