Impact and fundraising, Issue 1, Things to do

Open doors and pop-up shops

YHA Day returns for 2015 with more events than ever

Get the dates in your diary. YHA Day is back! Taking place for a third consecutive year, the weekend showcase returns for 2015 on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2015 at hostels across the country. We like to see it as our chance to show people what we’re all about – with tea and cake into the bargain – and more than 100 of our properties will be staging one-off special events.

Garden Parties

We’ll be highlighting just how much England and Wales have to offer by turning a dozen of these hostels into action-packed “Regional Hubs” for the weekend. YHA Ambleside, for example, will be highlighting the adventure potential of the Lake District, while YHA South Downs will be inspiring visitors to explore more of the glorious South East.

Pop-Up Shops

Elsewhere, a further 10 hostels will be running pop-up shops selling vintage and recycled goods: a nod to our green ethos, as well as a chance to raise valuable money for our Breaks for Kids bursary fund.

Open door days

The remaining properties will be holding fun “open-door” events, giving all-comers the chance to relax, meet new people and find out more about the work we do. You’ll find a list of hostels participating in YHA Day at

Volunteering on YHA Day

• If you’re interested in volunteering on YHA Day, call 01629 592562, email [email protected] or visit the YHA volunteering website. You can also sign up to receive our volunteering newsletter.

Previous ArticleNext Article