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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.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We are looking for someone who can work as a bartender and server in a new healthy food options cafe. General duties will include preparing cocktails, opening/closing shifts (bar setup/close, counting money), serving prepared food, cleaning dishes and tables. The required individual will also assist with organising events and promotions for the cafe. Experience is preferred but not necessary.

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

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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5 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


United States


I loved volunteering at El Cafecito. Tony is great to work with...laid back but has a clear direction of what he wants done. It was in a great location in Cuenca as well with the best view in town.

about 1 year ago

United States


Working with Tony at El Cafecito was great! I worked to set up an online platform for his new cafe across the plaza, in addition to some basic reception tasks. He is a wonderful host with very clear hours and work deliniation, and was always available to answer questions as needed. There is a nice outdoor kitchen on the roof for staff to use, the bedroom was comfortable, and there were guests in and out so it never got too lonely. Overall, a truly wonderful experience that Id recommend to other volunteers.

about 1 year ago

Puerto Rico


Tasks are detailed per each shift. I did five hours of work for five days (2 days free). You will have a shared dorm and dinner (which, by the way, is vegetarian and so delicious). Tony is a very cool host who knows the city so well and will provide you with tips to enjoy your stay in Cuenca. Hostel environment is really quiet and I spent a very great time with the rest of the volunteers.

about 1 year ago



Tony, el administrador, es una persona respetuosa y muy culta. Ha viajado tanto que escucharlo hablar es siempre muy enriquecedor. Es también muy saludable, por lo que comerás rico y sano. El trabajo en el Cafecito no es agotador, se tiene un lindo equipo. El Hostal está ubicado en un lugar céntrico, frente a un mercado. Disfruta de los mangos y los aguacates. Cuatro semanas es poco para conocer las muchísimas opciones que tiene Cuenca.

12 months ago



El hostel está muy bien ubicado y cuenta con un café con opciones vegetarianas y veganas. Tom es muy buen anfitrión. Al llegar, te explica las características de Cuenca y brinda buenas recomendaciones para conocer y degustar la gastronomía local. Las tareas del voluntariado son fáciles y el ambiente social es excelente.

12 months ago

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