Be our cook this winter - Live on board

The Exchange

We need a cook from September 2019 until May 2020! You'll have your own bunk, all the food you want, an amazing city close by to explore and many new interesting humans around you! Plus, you also earn sailing credit for a sailing trip next year!


25 hours of help per week

Cooking: Choose the menu, pick ingredients and cook delicious dishes.

What you get

1 day off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Looking for an awesome volunteer cook to help us out this winter from October to the end of the year, feeding a hungry bunch of maintenance crew who come to help us fix up the ship for next seasons sailing.
It's a great place to work and meet new people from all over the world, based in the fantastic city of Bilbao.
Make no mistake, they get hungry! You will be cooking lunch & dinner daily for around 15 people ( up to 24 max) and we cater for all diets so you'll need to be able to make a variety of different meals to suit all tastes, and on a strict budget! You'll also be responsible for keeping the galley clean.
In return you'll get to hone your budgeting, provisioning & menu planning skills, live on the coolest wooden ship around, meet amazing people, enjoy all Bilbao has to offer & possibly have the best time of your life!

Activities & Shift

2 hot meals a day - at 14h and 20 or 21h.
How long you take to cook them is up to you. Also shopping is your responsibility.

The rest of the time is all yours.


Be cheerful! And open to special requests.