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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Take, edit and provide amazing photos.
Video Making
Create, edit and publish digital videos.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
Social Media
Maintain and update social media channels.
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
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 need help with social media, marketing, reviews and taking travelers around. You can help give ideas to improve the hostel and talk to travelers to get the reviews to improve the hostel! =)

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Be from outside Sri Lanka
  • 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
2 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

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Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


The hostel and the host were very nice! Just different tasks from what I expected - it is really just marketing & social media. Try to promote the hostel as much as you can. I thought it would be more reception and help in daily tasks. Ended up not doing almost nothing for them which is pretty unfair. They treated me very well, the food was delicious and the place is super clean! Plus the rooms are very spacious and very close to the beach! If you are a marketing master this is the perfect place! Thank you Yakoob for everything! Can't wait to be back in Sri Lanka! Missing already :(



I had such a great time at MyHostels Weligama. It's a newer hostel that is starting out and beginning to pick up for the tourist season. Yakoob and the staff here were so kind and welcoming and I really enjoyed my work.
The food was also amazing 😍😍😍



My Hostels Weligama was an amazing experience and Yakoob gave me the chance to volunteer for 2 weeks. The facilities of the hostel are amazing: Modern, clean, really nice rooms with bathroom. Amazing common and dinning areas area. Good WIFI. The food was delicious, the beach was really close and everything in the town was about 15 to 20 minutes walk. The tasks were perfect and he gave me freedom to make photos and videos for his hostel. The team was so kind and always open to help. I will definitely recommend My Hostels to volunteer and also to stay Sri Lanka. :) Bohoma Stutiyi.



I really enjoyed my time in My Hostels, Yakoob and the whole staff were really welcoming and there to help me if I needed it. I felt right at home 🙂



Such a great hostel with amazing people! :)


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