Street Artists, Project Coordinators, Art Teachers

The Exchange

This position is for those who have passion, unlimited energy, a sense of humour, relaxed, positive attitude and some skills in arts, painting, teaching, community development and who want to help the local community with a street art project while learning about the Timorese culture and history and at the same time have an unforgettable life changing experience. We’ve got the walls, the materials and a enthusiastic community. We need you now!


25 hours of help per week

Arts: Professional painting, sculpting or drawing.

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.

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Discounts on Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

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 Events: Be part of something! Get free events.

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


Intermediate English

Between 18 and 80 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Starting with the external walls of our backpacker’s hostel, our mission is to change the face of our “Aldeia” (Urban Village) into “THE” street art precinct of Dili, bringing with it social, cultural and economic benefits as well as positive mental health to the residents of the area, the project is expected to take 2 years to complete and maintenance of the sites will continue indefinitely.

We want this to be a community art project where our volunteers coordinate, mentor, integrate and support the community. We envisage the murals will be created through community engagement, in which international volunteers, citizens, entrepreneurs, schools, NGO’s and artists co-create and take co-ownership in the works, building long-lasting and reciprocal social engagement.

We want the local community to be emotionally connected to the works long after the volunteers have gone.

Activities & Shift

Working times are flexible and will depend on the arrangements with the community groups and unemployed youth who through the art programme will be able to upskill their creative talents and practice other international languages. *coordinating community groups
*art and painting
*practicing language
*purchase of materials
*consultation with other artists on work design etc


We want you to be as committed as we are!
Have a sense of humor, and a relaxed positive attitude.
Have respect for other guests.