Our members are a huge part of our identity and our history. We have a number of things in place designed to honour and connect our longstanding members and friends of YHA.
Member Branches and Groups
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 coordinating 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. These are 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.
Member groups are a way for members to come together without the formalities of a Branch structure. There are currently four Member Groups:
Branches vs Member Groups
Branches and Members Groups share similarities and a number of differences, click here to learn more.
YHA New Zealand is a membership based organisation and a number of its members have made an outstanding voluntary contribution over many years.
Some of these members were involved with YHA when the organisation was purely volunteer based and they often volunteered their time to support hostels and their activities.
This Roll of Honour provides a lasting reference to these members' contribution and provides a valuable link to our history. Some of our members have also been recognised internationally.