Develop housekeeping skills, enjoy time in a small Hawaii town

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The Exchange

We offer training in housekeeping and the chance to learn what it takes to run an excellent small hotel. Hilo is a gateway to a bunch of adventures - trails, jungle, wild ocean, scenic drives, stargazing, cave exploration and so much more. That's why our guests love to be here. We have either a small self contained apartment or a private room . Come prepared to work hard and then in your spare time, explore this island.


25 hours of help per week

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Housekeeping: Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

3 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

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

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

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


Beginner English

Over 18 years old

United States Visa

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We offer accommodation that will afford you privacy and in return we will have work for you to do that will really make a difference to the guests who come here. On arrival as a guest in this World Packer Program, we will help you to identify your goals for your stay.

Nutritious, healthy meals are provided.

You will be participating in a training course with us and building skills in the area of cleaning and housekeeping. We will present you with a certificate on completion of your time with us.

Activities & Shift

In the morning check cleaning schedule and supervise daily laundry. Cleaning units and or doing maintenance, garden chores is a part of the daily work routine. Other chores could include upkeep of the office.


The property has guests staying in close proximity so extra guests and noise will have an impact. Since we are downtown it isn't hard to meet people and it's not hard to find other places to meet friends. Quiet after 9pm is observed for the sake of our guests.
No hard alcohol or drugs on premises.