• Milena's Volunteering Diary Part 1

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    Hello! My name is Milena and I'm from Germany. Together with 8 other volunteers, I’m living and working in different youth hostels across the SYHA network for one year. This is the first of my Volunteering Diary entries, I'll be sharing more stories from my Scottish adventures so be sure to keep an...

  • Rewarding Experiences for RBS Volunteers

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    In September, a group from RBS joined Rowardennan Lodge Youth Hostel for a day’s volunteering on the banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland’s first National Park. The 8 volunteers from RBS’ Learning Team swapped a day in the office designing and delivering training to Personal Banking employees to show...

  • Volunteer Diaries: Laura

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    My name is Laura, I am currently volunteering for SYHA Hostelling Scotland as part of German volunteer placement organisation Sozialer Friedensdienst (known as SFD). Over the past seven months I have worked in Aberdeen and Glasgow Youth Hostels and now I am working and living in Edinburgh Central...

  • Let's Go Walking

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    With so many of us leading an inactive lifestyle, sitting at a desk or in front of the TV, it's more important than ever to get moving. Just 30 minutes of brisk walking, 5 times a week helps to maintain good health and well-being. Best of all it's free! Ramblers Scotland Medal Routes were designed...

  • Volunteer Diaries: Yannik in Loch Ossian

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    My name is Yannik, I’m from Germany, and I’m currently volunteering with SYHA Hostelling Scotland for one year. Back in February, Lee (a colleague from Oban Youth Hostel) and I spent three days in Loch Ossian, one of the most remote youth hostels in the SYHA network.  Loch Ossian is part of the...

  • Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Volunteers - Jane in Inverness

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    For the residential section of my Gold Duke of Edinburgh award, I chose to volunteer with SYHA Hostelling Scotland and I was given a placement at their Inverness Youth Hostel. I had never stayed in a youth hostel before and so I didn’t really know what to expect however I was pleasantly surprised...

  • A Winter's Tale - Volunteering in Crianlarich

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     Volunteer, Julie, tells us about her time at Crianlarich Youth Hostel... "Over the last 2 months I have been volunteering at Crianlarich Youth Hostel, in the beautiful Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. It was really easy to apply and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.  "I decided...

  • Milena's Volunteering Diary Part 2

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    One of the great things about volunteering with SYHA Hostelling Scotland is getting out and about to explore the country during our spare time. Recently my family travelled from Germany to visit me and we planned to pack in as many of the sights as possible in one week including the Isle of Skye,...

  • Yannik's Oban Adventure

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    Hey there! My name is Yannik, I’m one of the German volunteers at SYHA Hostelling. Right now, I’m staying and working in Oban, a lovely town on the west coast of Scotland. A lot of travellers use Oban to start their tours to the Inner and Outer Hebrides and many of these individuals or groups also...

  • Going for Gold - Volunteering at Crianlarich

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    Sarah from Brechin shares her experience of volunteering at Crianlarich Youth Hostel as part of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme... My aim was to complete the residential section of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award with 4 nights away and 5 days volunteering. I was recommended Crianlarich...