Love Working Outdoors? Come Volunteer At Greenhill Ymca

Video and Photos

kids canoeing on a river
kids canoeing on a river
Countries goodbye lunch
Countries goodbye lunch
Hike up Slieve Bearnagh
Hike up Slieve Bearnagh
Trampoline park in Banbridge
Trampoline park in Banbridge
Rock climbing in Belfast
Rock climbing in Belfast


Each year we recruit between 12-14 international volunteers whose main role will be to provide leadership of Outdoor Activities to young people.

During their time at Greenhill, volunteers will be encouraged to experience the opportunities that our local environment provides.

All volunteers currently live in shared accommodation within the centre grounds and will enjoy meeting new people and making lasting friendships.

  • Get trained as an outdoor instructor doing activities such as climbing, abseiling, bouldering, zipline plus many more
  • Improve your communication, co-operation, self esteem and confidence by becoming a volunteer
  • Get to live and work with international volunteers from all over the world
  • Improve your English language skills
  • Our site is unique with the mountains behind and sea in front

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Questions & Answers


based on 2 reviews
  • Impact 9.5
  • Support 10
  • Fun 10
  • Value 8.5
  • Safety 10
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Yes, I recommend this program

Greenhill YMCA

Working in Greenhill is just something amazing that everybody should have done at least one in his life. The staff, the site, the activities, absolutely all the environment that you're working in is made for you and for your improvement. You just evaluate and perform in the best atmosphere ever, from the training to the real session with the kids. Everybody trust you at any time and allow you to do a lot of different thing to improve again yourself and the site all the time.

What would you improve about this program?
By nobody else than yourself, there is a lot of possibility in Greenhill, the only thing that you will need it's your own motivation to do what you want to do.
Yes, I recommend this program

An interesting experience

Im a volunteer from New York, I came through Lattitude Global Volunteering to this programme, though you don't need a sending organisation. Greenhill is a great opportunity for you to hone in on leadership skills as well as technical skills such as climbing. It is a tight knit family, you receive any and all support that you need. At first it was not what I expected but it's absolutely class. I've made friendships I intend to keep for a lifetime, experienced all different cultures as our volunteer team is international. We have so many opportunities to do things such as trips to different parts of Ireland, trad climbing, indoor climbing, go karting, trampoline park, ice skating, and more. Everyone is so friendly so you'll have no problem making friends. As we finish up at 4:30 pm most of the time, we can go out socialising or even go for a hike or even the movies. There is also plenty of opportunities for you to take holidays and go to other parts of Europe. I have enjoyed this experience so much that I have decided to stay longer. You would definatley not regret your experience here!

About Greenhill YMCA

Greenhill YMCA is an Outdoor Education and Residential Centre set on the beautiful slopes of Slieve Donard Mountain in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Greenhill offers a range of activities which are both fun and challenging whilst helping to develop...