Join our hostel in the mountains of Montana, U.S.A.! :)

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The experience

Greetings! We are located in the glorious Rocky Mountain state of Montana.Our guests represent local & international travelers looking to explore nearby rivers & wilderness, national forests, state lands and national parks. Your friendly host city, Missoula, will be a hip & eclectic river-side town. This low-key hostel is near native community villages, the University of Montana campus, many theater/concert venues and friendly downtown vibe.


What you offer

5 hours of help per day

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

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

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

Administration: Help with booking systems and payments.

Additional fee required

Amount: US$ 100 One time

Description: Volunteers provide host a $100 deposit at arrival. It is returned to them after completion of assistance over the duration of the originally agreed to timeframe.


What you get

1 day off per week

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

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

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.

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

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

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

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.

Fast Internet Access: High-speed internet for you to work remotely

Dedicated Workspace: Specific space for you to work remotely


Requirements

Beginner English or Intermediate Spanish

Between 21 and 55 years old

Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Volunteer travelers hosted here gain first-hand experience with the hospitality & tourism industry. They will agree to thoughtfully/flexibly welcome, accommodate, guide and cross-culture with a traveling community of all ages, from both near and far.
We host 2 volunteer travelers simultaneously; they alternate AM & PM shifts and remain "on-call" outside assigned shifts and days off. Our e-commerce centered hostel prioritizes friendly efficient personal service so proficiency in navigating the internet and reading English is preferred.
This hosel is relatively small, licensed to host a maximum of 15 guests nightly.
Host staff serve as local "family", live on site and willingly provide pre-service training, ongoing guidance and necessary support. We encourage both permanent and temporary staff to continue or initiate socially constructive programming at the hostel.


Activities & Shift

Morning Duties: (10:30 AM - 11:30 PM)
Greet guests, verify adequate kitchen cutlery & dish ware availability, load/start dishwasher & in-house laundry machine, re-stock tea/coffee stations, remove restroom trash, buff outdoor gardens/courtyards.

Check-out: (11:30 AM - 1 PM)
Access online booking system; verify payments & provide necessary invoices, extend/modify bookings or bid guests "farewell!".

Housekeeping: (1 PM -3 PM)
Check for early arrivals. Clear dishwasher/laundry machine, prepare beds in dorms (2) and private rooms (3), deliver/pickup/restock linen inventory, remove room/common area trash, sanitize kitchens, restrooms & common areas, sweep & mop.

Check-in: (3 PM - 10 PM)
Begin guest check-in, verify new bookings online, update social media & communicate any shift change notes with volunteer teammate(s).

On-call evening shift (3 PM - 10 PM)


Rules

Both house rules and terms & conditions are subject to change:
https://www.shadysprucehostel.com/reservations/