Hospitality Volunteer

  • Location: Bath
  • Salary: n/a

Who we are?

YMCA Brunel Group is an independent, locally governed and managed charity operating in Mendip, Bath, Bristol, Wiltshire and South Somerset. We are part of the international YMCA movement. Our mission is to create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

Our activities include:

Accommodation for over 700 people every year who are at risk of being homeless, who are on low incomes, experience barriers to work, or young people in need of high levels of support, who have often experienced trauma and difficult times in their lives. We don’t just provide a bed, we support people holistically and continually seek to help our residents gain the training, skills and confidence to lead independent lives.

A Health & Wellbeing centre in Bath, a community facility with a fully kitted out gym, functional fitness areas and extensive class programme.

Two commercial hostels in Bath and Bristol which help us cover our central costs.

Twelve youth clubs for young people aged 10-19, including 4 young carers groups, providing a space where they can have dedicated time to talk to trusted youth workers, access relevant information about issues that concern them, and develop their social networks.

Eight Ofsted registered Nurseries, providing spaces for up to 360 children where they are given opportunities and experiences that will set them up for their educational journeys and prepare them for their lives ahead.

What does the role entail?

Would you be interested in joining our Hospitality team to help us make a success of our wonderful Bath hostel?

Do you enjoy meeting new people or would like to gain catering, housekeeping or a receptionist experience? We are looking for volunteers to help run our hostel in Bath along with our friendly team.

This role is suitable for volunteers under 18 years of age.

You will help to ensure that visitors have an enjoyable and safe visit. As part of our hostel team you will be preparing breakfasts, serving customers, cleaning rooms, maintaining cleanliness standards and health and safety codes of practice. You will be helping visitors with their customer experience and answering questions. As part of your role you will learn new skills and gain experience working in the hospitality industry, including great transferable skills, such as customer service, diplomacy, people engagement, following health and safety protocols.

What skills will the successful candidate need?


YMCA Bath is a centrally located hostel which provides accommodation to school groups, backpackers, sporting groups and universities.

 If you are interested please contact: to get further information about the role!

YMCA Brunel Group is committed to follow safer recruitment guidelines and all candidates will have to demonstrate full employment history, give 2 good references and be DBS checked. In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.