Be a photographer and know the real energy of Cancun : )
We're a friendly, fun Hostel that opened in the summer of '09 that’s evolving into three: Hostels, a Backpacker Bar, and Restaurant. We need truly energetic, passionate people to keep this place going & maintain our high standards of customer service (93% rating on HostelWorld!) On top of this, we need to keep letting the world know how much fun it is to stay with us in Cancun.
Help us spread the good word with your pictures!
32 hours of help per week
Take, edit and provide amazing photos.
Create, edit and publish digital videos.
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
Maintain and update social media channels.
What you get
3 days off per week
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Parties:
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Restaurants:
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Discounts on Drinks:
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours:
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Get free drinks or beverages.:
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Between 18 and 35 years old
What's not included
Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa
Volunteers must take 4 shifts of 8hrs a week (roughly 32hrs/week) in exchange for free accommodation, free breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
Shifts are assigned every day at 10:30am at the volunteer meeting, for the next 24hrs. In order to request & receive a shift, volunteers must be present at the meeting. Shifts are assigned in order of shift-priority until all volunteers have received a shift, or no volunteer is willing to take the shift on offer.
Upon arrival, we open a ‘tab’ for you via leaving your passport with management (as travelers do at the Hostel who don’t settle up upon check-in). A reception manager will put a volunteer slip into the passport & put it into a safe we have on-site. Under special circumstances, a $100 USD deposit & alternative photo ID may be left in lieu of a passport.
This a vol. position, but extra income can be made from commissions
Activities & Shift
Shifts are normally 8 hours a day, 4 days a week, but since what we need in this case is content, then it depends on whether you're a photographer or a videographer.
In the case of a Photographer, we'd need you to submit between 5 and 10 publishable pictures a day of our beach trips, our evening activities, the people, the facilities, and our nights out.
In the case of a videographer, we could work on two videos a week: one under a minute, and one under three minutes, showcasing the same things mentioned above: our beach trips, our evening activities, the people, the facilities, our nights out, on top of the activities that can be done in the region.
In both cases, we'd ask you to accomplish one "normal" shift of 8hrs in addition to your photographer/videographer job.
We are NOT a drug-friendly Hostel. Getting shitfaced is A-Ok, but on the legal stuff only. Anyone found with drugs will be asked to leave.