Welcome Worldpackers! Are you traveling to California and looking an awesome volunteering experience in mountains? At ITH, our hostels are built around the great help we receive from our diverse volunteer staff. We love our staff like family and enjoy providing an amazing experience for the volunteers to both help out at our top rated hostel and provide them with plenty of free time so they can enjoy the surrounding mountains and lake! Big Bear Lake, California is southern California only four season mountain town. The winters are all about snowboarding and enjoying the typical winter mountain lifestyle. The summers are filled with enjoying the lake (we have a boat!), hiking and relaxing in the outdoors. If you are one who enjoys the peacefulness of living in the mountains and love an active lifestyle then Big Bear is for you! Nestled into the heart of Big Bear Lake, our rustic Mountain Adventure Lodge is the perfect mountain getaway. The Lodge has multiple areas to relax both inside and outside the building. We have a game room with a pool table and ping pong table. Our colossal fireplace is a keystone, with several couches for travelers to curl up on! The grounds feature a yoga area, archery course, amphitheater and hammocks for guests to enjoy. Create your own activities with our large surrounding yard. The lodge is walking distance to great hiking trails, Big Bear Lake village, restaurants and the lake. Inside the Lodge we have private rooms and dorm style rooms. There is free wifi available throughout the Lodge. By staying here, you become a part of a community dedicated to creating global, cultural and community centric sustainable relationships. You are also supporting the sustainable measures we are implementing in each of our hostels. For example, we grow organic vegetables, incorporate locally sourced food when possible, and integrate recycling and composting programs. If you are the type of person who loves meeting world travelers then this is a great opportunity to live and volunteer in a fun mountain town!
We look at all of our volunteers as part of our family, and we work as a team to provide a great experience for guests visiting our Lodge. Volunteers work 25 hours a week in exchange for a bed in the staff room and also daily free meals when we cook for our guests. If you love to work at top rated hostel and have fun in the mountains, then ITH Big Bear is for you!
Big Bear Lake is amazing, ITH people really make you feel like family! I have had an excellent experience! The hostel, the people and the place are beautiful. Thank you!!
I recommend this place to volunteer (If you like snow sports, you have to go in winter season. But in summer enjoy the sun on the lake and it is really nice)
over 1 year ago
Best Hostel in all San Bernardino County, the team it's great, meal's are great and 100% included, there's tons of activities to do, everyday you can do something different, it's perfect to go out of the city, and you need to like camping, because sometimes all the team organize and go to camp all together, and the best part, once in a while we all go to San Diego for a few day, to one of the other ITH locations, sovits great, thanks for the great moment in the Mountains! Be back for sure!!
almost 2 years ago