Each year we run an Activity Staff Volunteering Programme based at our outdoor activity centre YMCA Fairthorne Manor, near Southampton. A large 111 acre site, we run activities year round for children of all ages and their families. Our programme is designed to help you learn the skills needed both in a technical and a pastoral level.

Our renowned YMCA centre has for years welcomed hundreds of people from across the world looking to be part of something special. If you would like to join us, please have a look at the information below to find out more.

International volunteering workers in a log cabin.

UK & International Volunteer Programme Team

As an important part of part of the Programme Team, you will deliver a range of exciting activities and services to our community, including members, school groups, families, school holiday Daycamps children, nurseries  and local community groups. We will train you to lead a range of outdoor activities including high ropes, water activities, bushcraft skills, team building and much more, to children and adults of all ages and abilities. You will also host and support our client groups including preparing accommodation, serving meals, marshalling events and maintaining the activities and centre facilities.

This is a residential experience with all meals and accommodation provided; you must be at least 18 to apply.

International volunteering workers in canoes.


To find out more and apply have a look at the information below:


Find us at YMCA Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge, Botley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 2GH.  

Call 01489 785228 or email [email protected].

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