Assist with running a five star inn

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The experience

The Topside Inn is a lovely property with Harbor and ocean views in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. We are open seasonally and need help in the fall after our students return to school. Spend the end of the season with us and help us close down for the winter!

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

Kitchen Hand: Help prepare, finish and serve meals.

Housekeeping: Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Discounts on Drinks: Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Fluent English

Over 19 years old

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

Be from United States

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Daily operations include breakfast service and clean up, laundry, housekeeping, grounds and building maintenance. Once we are closed, all outdoor furniture is moved indoors, rooms get stripped and everything gets stored. Bring your muscles!

Activities & Shift

See above. Shifts would vary..


Expectations would include teamwork, efficiency, communication, mutual respect, positive energy and professionalism .