Volunteer at the Art Hostel in Leeds, UK;
Later this year, East Street Arts is opening a brand new Art Hostel in Leeds. We are looking for volunteers to join our helpful, friendly and tight-knit team! You’ll play a vital role in running the hostel, providing our guests with the very best service.
Whether you’re looking to gain invaluable experience within the arts or hospitality sector, immerse yourself within another culture in a UK city, or work hard and have fun with a great bunch of people, a volunteering stint at the Art Hostel offers something for everyone.
Find out about the roles available and apply to be part of the Art Hostel volunteering family!
About the Art Hostel;
In 2016, we transformed a derelict three-storey building on Leeds’ oldest street into a unique and affordable pop-up hostel for touring artists and travellers; a portal to the creative and cultural underbelly of the city.
We were inspired by our experiences across Europe, where cities welcome artists and performers and the unique characteristics they bring to a place. We saw an opportunity to build something similar in Leeds where the role of host takes centre stage.
Hospitality is our lifeblood. From warm welcomes to heartfelt goodbyes, we make sure those who interact with the Art Hostel are hosted from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave us. Primarily run by our team of dedicated volunteers, the hostel provides a valuable opportunity or those wanting to immerse themselves in the culture of the UK, as well as those looking to gain hospitality experience.
In 2021, we will open a brand new Art Hostel in the Mabgate area of Leeds. From there, we will draw on our relationships with the local artistic community to provide access to unique cultural experiences and use the spaces within the building to create one-off events, exhibitions and opportunities for guests to meet with artists and performers in a relaxed environment.
The Art Hostel was developed by East Street Arts, an arts' charity which exists to champion artists.
We are a small friendly team made up of local staff & volunteers and live-in volunteers from all over the world. We are cheerful, friendly and welcoming! We love getting to know our live-in volunteers and we're always sad to see you leave.