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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Surf lessons
Take free surf classes at the local beaches.
Support
Support
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The Experience

Being a part of the cultural exchange at the ITH Colive Balboa is a great experience and allows you to meet so many amazing people from all over the world. Our helpers serve as housekeepers and receptionists where they will work 24hrs a week. In addition, each of our cultural exchange members will have a specialized position in one specific area.

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Requirements

  • Fluent English
  • Between 21 and 35 years old
  • United States Visa

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Stay at least
8 weeks
Stay up to
6 months

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11 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Hostel

Learning & Fun

France

One of the Best Hostel I travel to, located 5min away from the Balboa Park in Hillcrest which is definitely one of the nicest Neighborhood. You have plenty of bars, restaurants, clubs all around if you need to quench your party animal soul within you. You will be able to go on many adventures, there is always something to do somewhere, go surfing at OB, go snowboarding in Big Bear, go eat Tacos in Tijuana and so on..
They often organize events that bring everyone together and allow you to do more than you will ever expect. Ith Team are always there for one another. Strongly recommend !

Mar/13/2019


Piera replied

Thank you so much, Su. It brings me so much happiness to know I helped to make it happens for you! You are always welcome back in our house!

Chile

Everythin was great at ITH. Love the family vibe that they have there. would recommend it 100% to anyone that wants to go there !

Feb/25/2019


Piera replied

Thank you for the words, Max! We sure will miss you!

Brazil

I super recommend ITH Zoo. Great atmosphere, staff, well located and fun! You feel like home there. Would definitely come back!

Oct/29/2018


Piera replied

oh, we miss you so much!! We are happy you had a good time with us and we hope to see you back someday!

Argentina

Volunteering in the ITH Zoo Hostel was one of the best decisions of my life!! It was my first time as a volunteer and it was awesome!! I stayed there for two months and I made amazing friends. The managers, Eric and Maryanne, are really nice, kind, welcoming, and they are always there when you need them. Everybody who have the opportunity to go to San Diego should stay with the ITH family, YOU WILL HAVE THE BEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE. I will miss a lot everyone!! Thank you all SO MUCH, I will be back for sure :D

Jan/07/2018


Piera replied

Thank you so much for volunteer with us. We could not be what we are now without your help and support in believing our home. Cheers! We hope to have you again someday!

South Africa

Awsome experience with the ITH team! I learnt a lot and had fun with the warm and welcoming staff. Travelling San Diego is best done with new friends at the fun ITH hostels☺

Dec/20/2017


Piera replied

Hello Katlego, it was awesome to have you in our house for a while. We enjoyed good times! We hope to see you again soon one day!

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