Member Groups and Branches
YHA Branches were originally formed by groups of like-minded members who often volunteered their time to support hostels and their activities.
Branch committees are elected annually. They are responsible for co-ordinating member activities within the Branch area and electing a representative to attend the AGM. Please refer to the Constitution for further details regarding Branches.
The primary role of Branches is to promote and engage in activities for the benefit of members. Branches plan an array of social and recreational events for members during the year, designed to bring YHA members together in an informal and relaxed environment.
These pages are intended to encourage members, Branches and Member Groups to stay in touch with each other.
Currently YHA has 8 Branches:
Member groups are a way for members to come together without the formalities of a Branch structure. There are currently 4 Member Groups:
- Geriatrix Cycle Touring Group
- Dunedin YHA Members Group
- Friends of YHA - Hawke's Bay
- Oamaru/Aoraki YHA Members Group
For information on members, activities and events, take a look at your local Member Group or Branches' webpage.
Branches vs Members Group
Branches and Members Groups share similarities and a number of differences, click here to learn more.