Volunteering at backpackers eco paradise ISLA ROOTS HOSTEL COL

The Exchange

Are you sure you have what it takes to be the soul of the house? With your lively personality, infinite smile and good energy you will know how to get people on their feet. Do you love idyllic sunsets, clear blue sea, nature, mangrove forest, adventures, water sports, party all night long and meeting new people from all over the world, every day…? This is your chance!  Having happy guests and positive vibes between the Team is what we are really


5 hours of help per day

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

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

Tour Guide: Organize and lead tours around the city.

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

What you get

1 day off per week

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

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Discounts on Pubs: Get discounts at nearby pubs.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Surfboards: You can use our surfboards as much as you want.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.

Dance classes: Take free dance classes at our place.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.


Fluent English and Intermediate Spanish

Between 22 and 40 years old

Be from outside Colombia

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We are looking for an experienced developer for our hostel.
Our mission is to invoke the imagination, provoke the senses, evoke positive emotions in travelers from all over the world.
We surprise! We want people to smile.

Volunteering consists of welcoming the guests and making them feel at home, for that we teach them the place (island welcome tour and house rules), what we offer (tours, sports, bar, and meals) and make fun a mandatory.
We need hard workers, willing to make the place a special spot for travelers by helping the staff with different tasks like reception, housekeeping, maintenance, bar and/or restaurant.

All your knowledge will be of great help since we are always looking for different ways to improve our hut and the Roots Experience.

Activities & Shift

Helping with Tourists
Helping with reception-check in - check out
Helping with Hosting / Tours / Activities
Tours Guide
General Maintenance
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Language practice
Art project
Help with Computers / Internet / Social media

✔️ Day off mandatory
✔️ Meals, nautical sports and tours are free during your stay
✔️ Bar's consumptions payment at checkout with a 30% discount
✔️ Day starts at 8:00 a.m.
✔️ Valid Travel Insurance is needed


Fun is a mandatory

The entry of age minors, food, drinks, weapons, or drugs is not allowed.

On the island the freshwater and electrical energy are treasures, that's why the showers are available only from 6pm to 10pm and there is only electricity in the rooms when the sun is down, from 6pm to 6am.

As an ECO Paradise Island, we promote responsible waste management. Please minimize the usual impact on your visit.