YHA Manchester is one of 40 Youth Hostels throughout England and Wales that are offering people a free holiday as part of the YHA (England and Wales) Working Holiday programme. 

The youth hostelling charity is offering up to five nights’ free accommodation in exchange for volunteers’ time to help them get Youth Hostels ship-shape for spring 2017.

Volunteers aged over 16 are needed from 28 November to 3 December 2016 to get out and about in and around the City Centre to discover everything that Manchester has to offer, to gain a better understanding of what appeals to young people visiting the city. 

As a thank you, YHA Manchester is offering volunteers the opportunity to check out a day later, giving them the opportunity to explore the local area even further. There is also a generous contribution to travelling expenses.

Oliver Whiteoak, manager of YHA Manchester, explained: “Because YHA is a charity, the time and help given to us by volunteers is essential to ensure the Youth Hostel and YHA can continue to operate and make a difference to the lives of so many young people each year. We love hosting volunteers on Working Holidays. As well as seeing the Youth Hostel change we get to see them making new friends and developing their skills. It’s always a fun week.”

YHA’s Working Holidays all offer a unique volunteering experience for individuals who want to contribute to the youth hostelling charity, make new friends, try something different, explore, learn a new skill or simply use for valuable work experience for a CV. Working Holidays with YHA (England and Wales) are also a fantastic opportunity for Duke of Edinburgh students to earn their gold award.


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