Be our super assistant in our hostel in the US! :)

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The Exchange

Greetings! We speak from the glorious state of Montana. 60% of our guests represent international travelers looking to explore nearby wilderness, national forests, state lands and national parks in our region. Our friendly host city, Missoula, is a hip & eclectic river-side town, it neighbors native community villages and hosts the University of Montana, many theater/concert venues and a friendly downtown vibe.


Title

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.


What you get

2 days 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.

Pub Crawls: Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!

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.


Requirements

Intermediate English or Beginner Spanish

Between 21 and 50 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs


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 a MUST.
This project 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 shift (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-noon)
Access online booking system; verify payments & provide necessary invoices, extend/modify bookings or bid guests "farewell!".

Lunch break (noon-1 PM)

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.

Wrap-up (3 PM-3:30 PM)
Begin guest check-in, verify new bookings online, update social media & communicate any shift change notes with volunteer teammate(s).

Evening shift (3 PM-8 PM)

On-call (8 PM-10 AM)


Rules

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