Help at an international hostel in Southern Utah's National Parks region, USA

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The Exchange

Have you ever wanted to explore the National Parks of Southern Utah: Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon, Canyonlands, The Wave, and Grand Staircase National Monument? Come stay with us and help host thousands of guests from all over the world who come here to vacation. For 5 days/week you will meet travelers, intermingle with the family, give information, serve breakfast, and answer questions. On days off you can go explore, hike, camp, fish, and play.


25 hours of help per week

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

Kitchen Hand: Help serving and organizing meals.

Housekeeping: Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.

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

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

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

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

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

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

Pick Up: No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.


Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish

Over 18 years old

United States Visa

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Our building is a 25 room "retired" hospital/school. We have 80 beds, 6 kitchens, 25 bathrooms, 15 showers, a library, a game/theater room, lounge and a reception area. Everything in town is within walking distance and many people walk or ride bikes around town.

Activities & Shift

You would be helping one of three shifts each day on a rotating basis.

Morning shift volunteers help from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. You will unlock doors, turn on lights, check guests out, strip beds, clean rooms, and start the laundry.

Afternoon Shift from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm you will help empty the trash, clean the bathrooms and kitchens. Then work on beautification projects like painting, building, cleaning, decorating.

Evening volunteering work from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm. You would help prepare the evening meal for the family and staff, fold laundry, and watch for guests to arrive and checks them in.

It doesn't take that long to do the work but we need someone in the building at all times so you are "On Watch" for those hours. It is actually quite relaxed and you have time each day to explore, hike, and meet new people.

You will get scheduled days off every week. We are very flexible


No alcohol on the premises
No smoking
No illegal Drugs
No foul language
No members of the opposite sex in bunkrooms or bathrooms