Enjoy this wonderful island while help us!

The Exchange

Hey! We are needing a volunteer that provides general assistance around the hostel by working at the front desk, performing housekeeping duties, doing beds, laundry, and maintaining the facility and grounds.


30 hours of help per week

Party Promoter: Help organise and promote parties and social activities.

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

Administration: Help with booking systems and payments.

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

What you get

2 days 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.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

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


Intermediate English

United States Visa

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Located on the south side of the island, with private beach access just steps away, the HI Nantucket hostel is a little slice of paradise. We’ve got everything you need to settle in for a little rest and relaxation. Borrow one of our chairs or boogie boards and hit the beach or rent a bike and cycle around the island on one of the many bike paths.

You’ll meet interesting people from around the world during our free breakfast and by the end of the day you’ll be grilling up a tasty feast and trading stories from your adventures as the sun sets over the island. Talk into the evening around our fire pit or kick back and enjoy the peaceful sounds of waves crashing on the shore.

Activities & Shift

Welcome, register, orient and oversee guest hostel stays.

Take individual and group reservations by telephone, e-mail and an online system.

Responding to and resolving guest inquiries, issues, comments and feedback.

Proficiently operate our property management system. (Registering guests, balancing shift payments etc).

Maintain security and safety of the hostel, grounds and personal belongings of guests.

Provide information about HI-USA, the hostel and the local area to guests and visitors.

Assist in the planning and implementation of special events and gatherings.

Housekeeping, laundry, maintenance, and grounds keeping duties as needed.

Other duties as assigned by the Hostel Manager.