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We invite you to a great volunteer experience in western England.  4 young people from Hungary can join the volunteer team of YMCA Lakeside throughout the year for  a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 9 months.

Available positions:

Dining Room Assistant
Memeber of House Team
Volunteer General Handy Person

Necessary papers for applications:

Application Form
Declaration of Criminal Background
2 References

Some more help for the application process

Guidelines for Applicants

We accept applications all year around

For more information please contact Lilla Ureczky at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it



The YMCA National Centre, Lakeside is owned by the National Council of MCA's in England. It has charitable status and is financially self -supporting. Major capital developments have been generously supported by trusts, industry and government in recent years.
Unlike the YMCA branches in towns and cities, which have long term association with those whom they serve, the National Centre provides short-term opportunities for personal and management development, outdoor education with schools and youth groups, National Award courses and in the summer, holiday programmes for families, individuals and local children. The activities offered include:

Climbing/Abseiling                   Ropes courses/Obstacle courses
Kayaking/Canoeing                 Aerial runways
Mountain Walking                    Sailing
Archery                                       Orienteering

Environmental Activities

Lakeside also has a large selection of group work and problem solving exercises and is active in developing them for use with its diverse range of clients. Lakeside is situated in 400 acres of fell and woodland with one mile of lake frontage, at the southern end of Lake Windermere. During the summer its South Camp has tented accommodation for 144. The North Centre is the administrative base and has residential accommodation all year round for 198.
For six weeks in the summer there are also up to 200 local children on week-long Day Camps. In total we receive around 12000 customers each year on programmed courses. The Centre also owns Low Parks Wood, south of South Camp, which provides an excellent lake shore camp site, used by youth groups and caravan rallies during the summer. It also has a self catering mountain base on the slopes of Helvellyn, called Bell Cottage, which sleeps 16.
In the winter the staff team numbers around 50, including around 25 tutorial and instructional staff. The total number of staff in midsummer is over 120. Programme staff come from a wide range of backgrounds with varying levels of experience. The Centre encourages the ongoing development of a caring and learning community. All employees contribute to the success or failure of this in one way or another.

As a Christian
Centre we are preferably looking for committed Christian staff, willing to play a positive part in the wider life of the Centre, but certainly all staff must be in sympathy with the aims and purposes of the YMCA.
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