Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with night tasks to make the place relaxing for all guests
Help with booking systems and payments.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.
Serve and maintain the supplies and inventory of beverages.
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.
Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.
There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.
Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.
Be part of something! Get free events.
No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.
Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.
Every host in the community is checked and approved by our team.
Did something not go as planned? Contact our team.Learn more
We are looking for friendly sociable people who are willing to help us and make a difference in our lodge - of course, while enjoying the amazing city of Cape Town! The usual volunteer's job is to help us organize our reception tasks (bookings, check ins, payments) and working at the stock and bar. But we are always open to suggestions and will be glad if you have any other skills that can help us improve our management and hospitality.Learn more
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After a bit longer than a month there, Big Blue turned into my home in Cape Town! The team is really great, and I felt really welcome. I worked 5 hours a day at the bar (usually at night), but the environment is so nice and chilled that it barely felt like working. Plus, I had the whole day to explore the beautiful city of Cape Town. I would surely come back and recommend volunteering in Big Blue!!!
Marina, has been one of the best volunteers Big Blue probably has had. Her sense of drive and energy and always getting things done with no questions was a breath of fresh air. Her attention to detail, focus and always looking to add value is a key part of her personality. Whichever field this amazing young lady ventures into will definately be a success. Obrigado
Big Blue Backpackers is one of the first and most traditional hostels in Cape Town. Located in the lovely neighborhood of Green Point, the lodge is walking distance close to many main spots of this beautiful multicultural african city. With a cozy atmosphere that can make anyone feel at home, we provide a dorm bed and breakfast to all our volunteers and an amazing experience only the Big Blue Backpackers can offer. We offer meaningful w...About the host