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Hostel/Student Placement - YHA Eskdale 2019

We are looking for a volunteer to work alongside our friendly team at YHA Eskdale to help provide a great service to our visiting schools and families.

Duties will include a mix of hospitality and housekeeping tasks. Free accommodation is provided in a private room. The opportunity will give an insight into the running of a youth hostel. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute 30 hours per week of work which will leave plenty of time to explore this beautiful corner of the Lake District.

We have placements available during May, June and July - simply apply for the month you are available and we can agree suitable dates.

You don't need any previous experience as we will provide you with training.

If you're interested but cannot commit to the whole month please get in touch (019467 23219) as we will consider shorter placements.

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.

Youth Hostels Association Eskdale Youth Hostel, CA191TH

Great experience and time to explore the fells and valleys of the Western Lake District. • 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

• 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

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You must be over 18 years old Expenses Paid

Open from Wednesday 1st May 2019 to Monday 1st July 2019

Closing on Wednesday 31st July 2019 in 103 days.

offered by YHA Eskdale

Latest Feedback

Left on Thursday 14th February 2019 for Working Holiday at YHA Eskdale - Volunteers Week 4-8 February 2019 Northern Volotour

Many hand make light work. Mick the manager at the hostel has made it a very interesting place for kids and adults. It was a pleasure to help get the hostel ready for the new season.

Left on Saturday 9th February 2019 for Working Holiday at YHA Eskdale - Volunteers Week 4-8 February 2019 Northern Volotour

Excellent group of volunteers led by the warden Mick all very enjoyable.

Left on Saturday 9th February 2019 for Working Holiday at YHA Eskdale - Volunteers Week 4-8 February 2019 Northern Volotour

My fourth year volunteering at this hostel. Beautiful setting and always a chilled, friendly work environment.

Left on Friday 8th February 2019 for Working Holiday at YHA Eskdale - Volunteers Week 4-8 February 2019 Northern Volotour

Fantastic manager. Mick. Great atmosphere with the other volunteers. Enjoyed getting together round the big, open fire. The new log burner is sure to be as welcoming. Lovely setting and we much appreciated the day off for walking.

Left on Wednesday 19th September 2018 for Hostel/Student Placement at YHA Eskdale (Lake District) - 2 weeks minimum

I had a fantastic time volunteering at YHA Eskdale. Mick and Rachel were very welcoming of me to their cosy hostel and very helpful in providing local information to help me settle in. We had many laughs and I hope to come back one day either as a volunteer or employee. The hostel is set in a very picturesque location and there are many great walks from the hostel door. I would certainly recommend volunteering here and being of service to a great charity.

Left on Monday 30th April 2018 for Hostel/Student Placement at YHA Eskdale (Lake District) - 2 weeks minimum

Nice staff to work with in a lovely location with some good pubs nearby.

Sessions

May

Wednesday, 01 May 2019

Starting at 09:00 for 744 hours

June

Saturday, 01 June 2019

Starting at 09:00 for 720 hours

July

Monday, 01 July 2019

Starting at 09:00 for 744 hours

Location

Youth Hostels Association Eskdale Youth Hostel, CA191TH