Experience Ecuador volunteering in a social and lively hostel!

The Exchange

We are looking for volunteers to help out at the reception desk both in Quito and Cuenca, giving guests information about things to do in the area and generally work as a host. You will be volunteering with travellers and locals, helping to improve your Spanish. The type of volunteers we are looking for should be social and open to a new cultural experience. Skilled in marketing (social media), travel, and communication skills are pre.


25 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.

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

Bartending: Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.

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.

Dinner: 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.


Fluent English

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

As a volunteer in El Cafecito, you will be working in a flashpacker hostel with many international guests. We aim at creating a more green environment by not having T.V´s, canned goods, or microwaves. We recently changed the location of our hostel in Cuenca to place with a rooftop restaurant/bar with a spectacular view of Cuenca and the Cajas mountains, so we need a lot of help in marketing, social media, socializing, party planning, and other activities.

Activities & Shift

You will be working about 5 hours a day (5 days a week), in exchange for free accommodation and one home cooked meal a day, often shared family style.


We expect from volunteers that they do not need baby-sitters, policing or give us more work than we already have. A positive and responsible attitude are very important.