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Gold D of E Residential at YHA Swanage - 27-31 May 2019
Spring is almost here so it's time to get the hostel ready for the new season. We'll be hoping for good weather so we can get a variety of outdoor tasks in the garden sprucing up the hostel grounds. Such as ground / scrub clearance, pruning small trees & bushes, weeding and planting flowers in the borders and hanging baskets. A day will also be spent off site on a local community project at Durlston Country Park.
Whilst you are on the Gold residential we offer you free accommodation staying in same-gender dorms.**Please be aware there are 4 female and 4 male places on this residential which cannot be reflected in the booking process. After you have joined the online opportunity the Hostel Manager will be in touch to confirm your place**
In your time off there you can explore the seaside town of Swanage & discovery why it was know as 'Little London By The Sea'.
YHA is an Approved Activity Provider for Gold Awards and this opportunity meets the DofE criteria for the Gold residential section. There will be a minimum of 5 other people on the residential and you can only participate with a maximum of one other person that you know.
There is no fee for taking part and you can claim up to £75 in travel expenses. We ask you to bring £45 towards the cost of food payable at the hostel.
When you register your interest in this event, a member of staff from the hostel will be in touch to discuss your application. If you have not heard within 14 days please email [email protected] for assistance or call 01929 422113.
Code of Conduct
We ask that you adhere to our volunteer Code of Conduct. We are committed to ensuring the safety of staff, customers and volunteers and will terminate any placement where an individual has breached UK law, is a risk to themselves or others or where they bring YHA in to disrepute.
YHA and Safeguarding
YHA is committed to ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all volunteers is assessed in line with this commitment.
The hostel is situated near the centre of the town and only a 5 minute walk from the bus station, Blue flag beach and shops. Public Transport: Trains to either Bournemouth, then local bus # 50 to Swanage or Train to Wareham then local bus #40 to Swanage. Trains run every 30 minutes and bus every hour.
Youth Hostels Association, BH192BS
Complete DofE Gold residential, meet other young people, visit our wonderful hostel, half-day off to explore the area, learn new skills, have fun, free refreshments, free accommodation, travel expenses
You must be at least 16 years of age to take part and be enrolled on the Gold DofE Award scheme. You don’t need any specific skills to take part but we do ask that you are enthusiastic and willing to give the tasks we set up a go and aim to complete them to a high standard. You will need to work with others in a group.
Public Transport: Trains to either Bournemouth, then local bus # 50 to Swanage or Train to Wareham then local bus #40 to Swanage. Trains run every 30 minutes and bus every hour.
Follow signs to the town centre and drive along station rd, then Institute rd (the main shopping area). Turn right up Stafford Rd (between The White Swan pub & Curiosity shop). YHA Swanage is 500m up the hill, but our car par is just around the corner off St Vast Rd.
You must be over 16 years old
You must be under 25years old Expenses Paid
Open from Monday 27th May 2019 to Monday 27th May 2019
Left on Thursday 4th April 2019 for Hostel/Student Placement at YHA Swanage 2019
It was a really good experience to volunteer during 6 weeks at YHA Swanage. I met really nice people and learnt new things. What I did not like is the fact that we are not feed by the hostel. I think it's not normal because we do a lot of hours just for a room. At least I received 75£ for my travel expenses but I think in the future it will be great to feed the volunteers or give a bit of money per month to help them to pay their food expenses.
I still recommend this experience and the Swanage hostel which is located in a very beautiful setting and that is well kept.
Left on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 for Hostel/Student Placement at YHA Swanage - June 2018
The team was very supportive to volunteers. It was a great time learning and working with a team of nice staffs!
Left on Monday 27th November 2017 for Hospitality Volunteer
A very enjoyable few days with the Swanage team, friendly people and a lovely setting.
Left on Saturday 4th November 2017 for Working Holiday - YHA Swanage, 10-12 October 2017
Great group of volunteers enjoyed this working holidays in swanage
Left on Friday 27th October 2017 for Working Holiday - YHA Swanage, 10-12 October 2017
Great team all worked well to empty hostel.
Left on Thursday 19th October 2017 for Working Holiday - YHA Swanage, 10-12 October 2017
Great day chopping up furniture and loading skips
Monday, 27 May 2019
Starting at 10:30 for 120 hours
Youth Hostels Association, BH192BS