Big Blue Backpackers

Big Blue Backpackers is one of the first and most traditional hostels in Cape Town. Located in the lovely neighborhood of Green Point, the lodge is walking distance close to many main spots of this beautiful multicultural african city. With a cozy atmosphere that can make anyone feel at home, we provide a dorm bed and breakfast to all our volunteers and an amazing experience only the Big Blue Backpackers can offer. We offer meaningful work, challenging assignments, and a mutually beneficial working relationship. Our hours of work are flexible (nights, evenings, weekends, variable shift times) to suit your needs and ours. In turn we can help you achieve your personal goals here,be it improving your English or providing "real value " to our business. We also offer great opportunities to go on educational tours with our various contracted tour operators eg shark cage diving, wine tours ... Life experience in a melting pot of various cultures Fun relaxed work environment Make lifelong friends Internship duration is variable... Please note the internship is unpaid..... Apply soon!

We are looking for friendly sociable people who are willing to help us and make a difference in our lodge - of course, while enjoying the amazing city of Cape Town! If you have studied hospitality or tourism management you will add value to our business... if not see below what else you can do.... We have various opportunities available: 1. Front of House 2. Bartending 3. Social Media Integration eg. Photographer, graphic artist – (you will need to have your own outstanding social media profile) 4. Eco Friendly Garden Set up 5. Yoga Classes 6. Running our Tour Desk 7. Arranging Social Events (eg Theme nights, parties, BBQ nights) .eg. Arrange our amazing in house events & activity organizer (arranging,hosting and entertaining activities for our guests -(competitions, bbqs, parties, your ideas) 8.Tech Fundi - Know how to analyse Google Analytics.. We require people who are: Well presented and rounded Passionate about guest service Have a flair for interacting with people from all over the world Brilliant communication skills Team player (There is no "I' in team) Reliable - (do what you say and provide solutions not problems) Intermediate English Flexibility between 7am and 11pm daily Be proficient on Computers (Excel, Word, Cloud based systems) Be active on Social media Self Starters.. we have various new projects running... come make a difference Typical Day would include general front desk/reception duties: Checking guests in and out Receiving and receipting payments using our in house system Guest reservations Guest enquiries Answering switchboard / telephone Tour sales and bookings Bar shift when required eg. stocktaking, restock of bar Assisting with any duties as required by Hostel Management


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Brazil

- Gerente da em cima das voluntárias e das hospedes (pior parte)
- apliquei para trabalhar no bar, me colocaram na recepção, sendo incompatível com meu nível de inglês,
- o “treinamento” foi assistir um vídeo de como mexer no sistema. Só no primeiro dia me mostraram o dia a dia do trabalho. Depois trabalhei só com um senhor sem paciência para explicar como funcionavam as coisas. Ele me ajudava só atendendo o telefone e falando com os hóspedes, o resto tive que fazer sozinha,
- o “treinamento” foi antes do dia combinado para começar, num dia que eu estava pagando hospedagem,
- hostel sujo

about 1 month ago

Russia

Unforgettable experience with great team

2 months ago

Brazil

After a bit longer than a month there, Big Blue turned into my home in Cape Town! The team is really great, and I felt really welcome. I worked 5 hours a day at the bar (usually at night), but the environment is so nice and chilled that it barely felt like working. Plus, I had the whole day to explore the beautiful city of Cape Town. I would surely come back and recommend volunteering in Big Blue!!!

4 months ago

Big Blue replied

Marina, has been one of the best volunteers Big Blue probably has had. Her sense of drive and energy and always getting things done with no questions was a breath of fresh air. Her attention to detail, focus and always looking to add value is a key part of her personality. Whichever field this amazing young lady ventures into will definately be a success. Obrigado


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