Volunteer down by the beach
We are an award-winning hostel in Ocean Beach San Diego. If you are an upbeat, social, hard worker, we would be interested in you joining our team! We are looking for volunteers to do housekeeping and run activities, as well as foster an overall experience of cultural exchange and exploration with our guests.
What you offer
25 hours of help per week
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Organize and lead tours around the city.
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
What you get
2 days off per week
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Accommodation:
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
You can use our laundry room freely.
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!
Get free drinks or beverages.:
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
Bikes at your disposal:
You can use our bikes any time you want.
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Take free surf classes at the local beaches.
Use our equipped kitchen:
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Over 21 years old
Be from outside United States
United States Visa
What's not included
Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with USA Hostels Ocean Beach, San Diego!
USA Hostels Ocean Beach, San Diego is a beautiful hostel with fun and friendly staff and guests. Our staff is made up of young, friendly, international travelers who want to base themselves in one place and explore another city and culture before returning to their work or studies back in their own countries. So, if you are a backpacker seeking to extend your stay in our amazing city then we’re the place for you!
Activities & Shift
All volunteers are asked to do housekeeping chores and to lead our activities, which can be anything from a coastal bike tour to our pub crawl to teaching guests how to make ‘s’mores’ during our beach bonfire!
What you get included in the exchange:
• dormitory accommodation,
• breakfast daily
• s’mores at our beach bonfires
• rental surf and boogie boards for free,
• internet and laundry
• free T-shirts
• free drinks at local bars when you run activities
• discounts on stays at our other locations in California
Positions open one month in advance.
If you would like to apply for a future position, please wait until one month before your arrival and calendar will be updated.
Commit to at least a 4 week stay.