Providing an opportunity for education is a key to YHAs mission statement. We offer accommodation to school groups and at some properties even offer onsite educational opportunities such as The Big Day Archaeology Education Center at Sydney Harbour YHA. Many hostels will have opportunities for you to donate to a charity of their choice. YHA also sponsors special need groups by offering discounted stays or event opportunities. We partner with like-minded organisations to bring about positive social change.
YHA has been promoted to a Silver Partner in the NSW Government Sustainability Advantage program. The trophy was awarded on 3 June 2011 to honour World Environment Day and is validation of the hard work and improvements which have gone into the NSW YHA hostel network over past years.