New Year's Eve in Rio de Janeiro - Receptionist on our Hostel/Terrace Bar

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The Exchange

Looking for a once in a lifetime experience exploring the beautiful complexities of the Carioca life and culture? Here the ocean mixes with mountains and forests, backpackers connect with cultural enthusiasts, locals, and intellectuals from all over the world. Come join our reception/bartender staff for a formidable social experience in the incredible, creative and safe hillside favela community of Vidigal.

What you offer

30 hours of help per week

Party Promoter: Help to promote parties and social activities.

Administration: Help with booking systems and payments.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

What you get

3 days off per week

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Discounts on Drinks: Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.

Free Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Hiking Tours: Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.

Free Parties: Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Free Events: Be part of something! Get free events.

Yoga classes: Namaste! Join our yoga classes and transform your health.

Holistic Therapies: Join activities related to self-knowledge and meditation.


Intermediate Portuguese and Intermediate English

Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We expect 30 hours of focused quality effort per week, a positive and friendly attitude and occasionally some company having a team barbecue on our terrace bar. In exchange, we provide a place to stay in our comfortable staff house in Vidigal, complete with 2 shared dorms, kitchen facilities, internet and 5 min walk to the beach and 15 min walk to the hostel. As part of the house, you will be responsible for collaborating in the cleaning schedule and maintaining a harmonic atmosphere with all other staff members. Besides that, we offer you the most incredible experience you will ever have, being part of our Favex community within the vibrant and peaceful community of Vidigal.

Activities & Shift

General reception duties, responding to emails, coordinate with cleaning staff to make sure rooms and general spaces are clean. Assist in setting up breakfast. Help guests navigate the city and sell tours. Manage the cashbox and all incoming and outgoing financial transactions. Maintain the overall harmony and peace of the hostel and guarantee a quality experience for all guests.

This volunteer position is from the morning/afternoon period.


What experience do you have working in hospitality and tourism?