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Hostel/Student Placement - YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall 2019

Hostel placements are ideal for people needing to complete a student placement as part of their course or if you would like to simply lend a hand on a residential basis.

You will be able to develop your skills, gain ‘real life’ work experience, as well as build some great memories and make new friends. We are looking for some enthusiastic volunteers to help us with a variety of tasks throughout the summer period, examples of the tasks are: general gardening, hostel cleaning, basic decoration skills, and assisting customers to make their stay as enjoyable as possible.

No experience is necessary and any training you need will be given during your placement. You can expect to volunteer for five days out of seven with two days off each week. This will include evenings, weekend and Bank Holiday working on a rota basis. In your free time you will be able to explore the local area.

We offer up to £105 towards the cost of your travel to get to the hostel. Volunteers can purchase discounted meals for £2.50 per course or use our self-catering kitchen to prepare their own meals.

Please note that all hostel placements are on a voluntary (unpaid) basis and we do not enter into a contractual agreement with individuals or placing organisations. We recommend you purchase travel and medical insurance and you need the Right to Work in the UK.

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 volunteers is assessed in line with this commitment.

YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall, The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre, NE477AN

Have the opportunity to stay on site and discover the amazing Northumberland landscape in your time off - its not all about the work. • Develop your skills and boost your CV • Travel to a new place • Spend your free time exploring the local area and attractions • Give something back and support a youth charity • Improve your physical and mental wellbeing • Volunteer in a supportive environment with our friendly teams • Free accommodation at this hostel for the duration of your placement • 1 year free under 26 YHA membership on completion (for eligible volunteers) • Certificate and reference at the end (on request) and relevant online learning

There are no specific skills required for this volunteering opportunity • You need to be a minimum of 18 years when the placement starts • Able to travel and live independently • Be willing to get involved in a wide range of tasks • Be customer-focused and want to work to a high standard • Available for a minimum of 1 week (most placements are longer) • Speak confident speaking and reading English (Level B1 or above) • Provide 1 satisfactory reference • Have the Right to Work in the UK

By Train: traveling from the east alight at Hexham where you can pick up the AD122 bus to our front door. Traveling from the west alight at Haltwhistle where you can also pick up the AD122 bus the Youth Hostel.

You must be over 18 years old Expenses Paid

Open from Monday 22nd April 2019 to Monday 21st October 2019

Latest Feedback

Left on Thursday 15th March 2018 for Hostel/Student Placement at YHA The Sill

I really enjoyed my volunteer placement at The Sill. The team there are great and super friendly so quickly made me feel included and part of their team. It's a superb, new hostel in a great location so I would thoroughly recommend volunteering there, especially if you like walking, visiting historic places, star-gazing and much more!

Sessions

April

Monday, 22 April 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 29 April 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

May

Monday, 06 May 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 13 May 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 20 May 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 27 May 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

June

Monday, 03 June 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 10 June 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 17 June 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 24 June 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

July

Monday, 01 July 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 08 July 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 15 July 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 22 July 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 29 July 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

August

Monday, 05 August 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 12 August 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 19 August 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 26 August 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

September

Monday, 02 September 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 09 September 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 16 September 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 23 September 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 30 September 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

October

Monday, 07 October 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 14 October 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Monday, 21 October 2019

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Location

YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall, The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre, NE477AN