The oldest Youth Hostel in England and Wales, YHA Street in Somerset, is calling on members of the local community to volunteer and get involved with its new Supporter Groups initiative.
Supporter Groups are being established at Youth Hostels throughout England and Wales and are designed to bring together local people who would like to volunteer on a regular basis.
As well as volunteers, a co-ordinator for the new YHA Street Supporter Group is also being sought.
Whether you have DIY, creative, gardening or organisational skills, YHA Street would love to hear from people who would be interested in joining its Supporter Group.
Volunteering offers a great opportunity to make new friends and contribute to the local community. It’s also a way for families to do something together, as anyone over the age of 14 is able to become a YHA volunteer.
Last year 3,500 volunteers gave 187,000 hours of their time across the YHA (England and Wales) network, making a valuable contribution to both youth hostels and the charity.
Claire Smith, a team member at YHA Street who is setting up the Supporter Group initiative there, said: “We appreciate every single hour of time that people volunteer with us as it helps us maintain and run this Youth Hostel. We really want to get our new Supporter Group off the ground and it relies on people in the community coming forward and getting involved.
“As well as putting something back into the community, volunteering is also a great social and family activity. It’s also an invaluable opportunity for younger people to develop their CV, skills and experience and help get them work ready.”
If you want to sign up to your local YHA Supporters Group, visit: https://jobs.yha.org.uk/volunteering-form/ to fill out a short volunteering form. For more information about other YHA volunteering opportunities, visit: www.yha.org.uk/volunteering or email [email protected]