Hostel Big Bear Lake, United States

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Do you love to cook and love the outdoors?

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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Team Dorm
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 dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

ITH Adventure Lodge in Big Bear Lake, California is seeking an enthusiastic cook to make nightly meals and meal plan! We value the importance of a home cooked meal shared with our guests. Our nightly dinners included in our guest's stay is what makes our hostel stand out among the rest! We are looking for someone who loves to cook and meal prep to take over our dinners 4-5 days a week. An extra bonus if you love the mountains and outdoors!

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  • Fluent English
  • Between 20 and 45 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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ITH Big Bear was our first Worldpackers experience, and we loved it!!! The hostel vibe and the warm hospitality make this place special. The crew is amazing and we are having such a great time that we actually extended our stay! Thank you Eric, Taylor and everyone else who make our volunteer experience so much fun!



I love this place so much! All the staff looks like a family, I will miss them. The hours of work are not heavy and you still have the opportunity to meet the other hostels that are part of the ITH network. The Big Bear is a great place for anyone who is looking for a quiet trip, opportunity to get to meet the mountains of California, ski and have fun!



Not enough words to describe how wonderful my experience here was.
Stayed for a couple months and met the most awesome people of my life, amazing relationships and a fantastic scenary.
Go be a part of the ITH family, you won't regret it!



Big Bear ITH is a great place! Really cool nice hostel, and lots of fun (:
Sometimes the entire hostel is being rent so all the staff go hang out somewhere else, we went camping on the beach once, and to the other ITH hostel in San Diego ... so you get to exprience both snowy mountain and sunny beaches (:



There's no words to describe how amazing the place is! From the beautiful house to the charming city and the cutest dog on Earth! Work was always fun, the staff was awesome and I had the time of my life! Would totally recommend it to anyone who's looking for a new adventure!


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Hosted by Jimmy

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