YHA Volunteer Programme

Are you looking for a cheaper way to travel in New Zealand? Are you keen to volunteer your services in exchange for a FREE bed?

There's so much to explore and discover in New Zealand – an extraordinary geography, adventurous culture, Maori history and lively cities – yet travel can get expensive. YHA would like to help you save money while you discover Aotearoa the Land of the Long White Cloud.

We are pleased to announce the YHA Volunteer Programme.* In exchange for a couple of hours of voluntary service you can receive ONE FREE NIGHT of accommodation in a multi-share room at one of our participating hostels.

What kind of work will you be doing? You would help our team provide a clean and tidy environment for our guests. You could be cleaning common areas in the hostel, weeding the garden or anything in between. Tasks are negotiated directly with Hostel Managers.

Keen? Please speak to our Hostel Managers at participating hostels about the YHA Volunteer Programme.


Participating hostels:
North Island

South Island
*A number of criteria must be met to be eligible to participate in the programme including legal entitlement to work in New Zealand. Please speak direct with our Hostel Managers for further information.