Help keep our hostel tidy, fun and welcoming for our guests!

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The Exchange

We are a large Hostel so we need lots of volunteers! Our volunteers help clean the common areas in our Hostel, they also run some activities and events and help make our Hostel a warm and welcoming place for guests from all over the globe. We work hard and we pride ourselves on excellent customer service and cleanliness. We are a top rated Hostel in San Francisco. We are a family and our staff satisfaction is of utmost importance to us!

What you offer

28 hours of help per week

Kitchen Hand: Help serving and organizing meals.

Tour Guide: Organize and lead tours around the area.

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

Bartending: Serve and maintain the supplies and inventory of beverages.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

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.

Free Pub Crawls: Be ready to have fun! Get free pub crawl passes.

Bikes at your disposal: Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.


Intermediate English

Over 18 years old

Be from outside United States

United States Visa

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Our volunteers to work 4 hour shifts each day of the week or if you would like a day off then you are able to work 8 hours in a day if you prefer. We have shifts that start at 6.30am, 7.30am, 10.30am, 2.00pm and 7.30pm and generally you will work a variety of all. We require our volunteers to work 28 hours a week and in return they get a free dorm bed in the heart of San Francisco, free breakfast, free wifi, free laundry, free bike rental and are welcome to join any and all of the activities we run!

Activities & Shift

Our shifts include helping setting up and maintaining breakfast, doing dishes while guests eat breakfast, cleaning the common rooms twice a day, helping reception and the housekeepers. We also have activities including bike tours across the golden gate bride, pub crawls, wine and cheese nights, bingo, beer pong and a Saturday night party that our volunteers run as part of the 28 hours a week.


We require that anyone who requests to volunteer with us stays for a minimum of 14 days, not including their arrival and departure days.