Clink Hostels pledges 1000 free beds for volunteers

By Charlotte Winterbourne

Clink Hostels pledges to offer 1000 free bed nights to travellers keen to volunteer with key social causes.

During lockdown, Clink conducted a survey and listened to over 700 guests spanning 36 different countries to understand how they would make a positive impact on the world and the support they need to make a real difference.

An overwhelming 86% of the survey respondents felt that companies should do more to challenge current social, political and environmental issues, indicating that 18-39 year olds believe not enough is being done to tackle racism, sustainability, gender and wealth inequality, health and ability to travel.

Having already welcomed members of climate group Extinction Rebellion in September, offering 150 complimentary beds for protesters in Amsterdam, Clink is on the hunt for people wanting to make a difference to tackle the issues that are on top of this generation’s agenda.

“Our guests are clearly asking companies to have purpose as well as profit, and to move beyond faceless donations and self-servicing promotion. There is a whole generation out there, that want to give back to their communities and the destinations they travel to. Although it is hard to travel right now, we still want to be able to support the younger generation. We encourage those keen to make a difference to either volunteer with their local registered charity to support community causes or take part in a digital fundraising event to assist an important global cause.” said Mark Fenelon, CEO of Clink Hostels.

For those volunteers looking to make a difference, Clink Hostels is encouraging them to visit the ‘Shut Up & Listen’ page on its website for inspiration on how they can get involved, work together to facilitate change and receive one of the 1000 free beds Clink is offering to volunteers.

For more information, visit www.clinkhostels.com/shut-up-and-listen/.