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Volunteer Manager - register your interest

Volunteer Managers provide a warm welcome to guests in several of our small self-catering hostels. Often in beautiful locations, Volunteer Managers enjoy the benefit of being able to explore the area in their free time. By supporting YHA in this way you can help keep these very special hostels open for everyone.

You will welcome a wide range of guests and have the satisfaction of knowing you have given them an enjoyable stay. The role involves customer care, daily housekeeping, administration, answering telephone queries and looking after the security of the hostel. Volunteer Managing can be hard work, but there are many rewards including spending your free time exploring the attractions of the local area and meeting some interesting like-minded people. All the volunteer-run hostels are self-catering.

We can offer to reimburse you up to £75 towards your travel costs to the hostel and accommodation is free of charge whilst you volunteer. We also offer up to £30 towards travel to the initial 2 day training course.

We welcome applications from couples or friends who would like to volunteer together. All volunteer opportunities are available for 1 or 2 people. Several of the hostels can also accommodate children/grandchildren in your accommodation so they can come too.

Hostels currently in the Volunteer Manager programme include:
Beverley Friary, Clun Mill, Coniston Coppermines, Coverack, Dalby Forest, Jordans, Kington, Litton Cheney, Lizard Point, Mankinholes, Newport, Poppit Sands, Pwll Deri, Rowen, Slaidburn, St Davids, Tanners Hatch, Thurlby, Tintagel and Wells next the Sea.

The recruitment process for this role involves a telephone interview, 2 satisfactory references, a Basic Disclosure check and completion of a two day training course. The first step is to register your interest by joining this opportunity. Telephone interviews take place in the summer and the training courses are held in the autumn/winter.

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.

Youth Hostels Association, DE43YH

Stay in some amazing locations, run a small youth hostel, enjoy exploring the area, volunteer t-shirt, free training, expenses

We ask that you can offer the following: Experience of staying in some of the hostels in the programme Previous experience in a customer service role, confidence multi-tasking in a busy environment, reliability, capability to volunteer over a 5 or 7 period in this physically demanding role confidence to volunteer independently, available for a minimum of 1 week per year, Aged over 18.

volunteer manager,small hostel

You must be over 18 years old Expenses Paid

Open from Wednesday 31st October 2018 to Friday 1st March 2019

Closing on Wednesday 31st October 2018 in 36 days.

offered by YHA National Office Matlock

Latest Feedback

Left on Wednesday 29th August 2018 for Volunteer Manager - locations throughout England and Wales

I worked with a first class team who allowed me to fit in seamlessly. As a volunteer I met many interesting people, and during my free time was able to fully embrace all that Cornwall had to offer. A massive thumbs up to the whole experience. I even learnt a new way to change a duvet!

Left on Tuesday 21st August 2018 for Volunteer Manager training course - YHA Grasmere

Required more hands on practice. Too much theory.

Left on Sunday 19th August 2018 for Volunteer Manager - register your interest

Why not give things a go as you never know until you’ve tried. The YHA provides such great opportunities to get involved in so many ways and with limited volunteering experience. I am so excited about hopefully getting a chance to give back to YHA!

Left on Monday 6th August 2018 for Volunteer Photographer - various locations in England and Wales

If you enjoy photography and take images that are of a high standard then this is worth volunteering for.

Left on Friday 3rd August 2018 for Summer Camp volunteering - register your interest for 2019!

Enjoyed this opportunity very much and would highly recommend this opportunity to anybody

Left on Friday 27th July 2018 for Volunteer Manager - locations throughout England and Wales

Enjoyed meeting other volunteers both new and those refreshing.