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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Serve and maintain the supplies and inventory of beverages.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Shared Dorm

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


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

Discounts on Drinks

Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.

Free Laundry

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


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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Every host in the community is checked and approved by our team.

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The Experience

Prepare alcohol or non-alcohol beverages for bar and restaurant patrons. Interact with customers, take orders and serve snacks and drinks. Assess customers' needs and preferences and make recommendations. Mix ingredients to prepare cocktails. Plan and present bar menu.g in ad-hoc duties.

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  • Intermediate English

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

2 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Unforgettable experience with great team

19 days ago


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!!!

2 months ago

Janette replied

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

About Big Blue Backpackers

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About the host

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...

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