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DofE Gold Residentials


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.

You can join our mailing list to be notified of new residentials as they come available to book.


Event Opportunities

Starts on Monday 16th December 2019

DofE Gold Residential - YHA Coalport 16th-20th December 2019

YHA Coalport

coalportmanager@yha.org.uk 01952 588755

Youth Hostels Association, TF87HT

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Starts on Monday 1st April 2019

DofE Gold Residential - YHA Coniston Holly How 1-5 April 2019

YHA Coniston Holly How

conistonhhmanager@yha.org.uk 015394 41323

Youth Hostels Association, LA218DD

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Starts on Monday 28th October 2019

DofE Gold Residential - YHA Holmbury (Camping) 28 Oct 2019 - Fri 1 Nov 2019

YHA Holmbury

holmburymanager@yha.org.uk 01306 730777

Youth Hostels Association, RH56NW

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Starts on Monday 8th April 2019

DofE Gold Residential - YHA Malham 8th - 12th April 2019

YHA Malham

malhammanager@yha.org.uk 01729 830321

Youth Hostels Association, BD234DB

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Starts on Monday 12th August 2019

DofE Gold Residential Summer Spruce - YHA Coalbrookdale 12th - 16th August 2019

YHA Coalbrookdale

coalbrookdalemanager@yha.org.uk 01952 588755

Youth Hostels Association, TF87NR

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Starts on Thursday 15th February 2018

DofE Gold Residentials - Register Your Interest For 2019

YHA National Office Matlock

volunteers@yha.org.uk 01629 592562

Youth Hostels Association, DE43YH

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