Volunteer at our Surf Hostel south of Lisbon, Portugal

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The Exchange

Welcome to apply for one of our volunteer positions at our Surf Hostel for the 2020 Season. We offer a dynamic environment where you will help out with most hostel chores and in exchange have lots of free time to explore the area and learn to surf. We have 7 positions in total (5 positions for women and 2 for men). This due to accommodation setup.

What you offer

22 hours of help per week

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

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

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

What you get

3 days 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.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Surf lessons: Take free surf classes at the local beaches.

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


Intermediate English

Over 20 years old

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

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

You will volunteer your time approximately 22 hours per week, and you will have three full days off per week. We are a relaxed and simple surf hostel, close walking distance to the beach. We offer accommodation, three free surf classes, and you can borrow surf equipment when it is available (normally not a problem).

Activities & Shift

You will work either morning or afternoon shift, with three days off per week. Chores include housekeeping, cleaning rooms, kitchen, outdoor areas, making beds, laundry, cleaning the pool, checking in guests, making sure the hostel is in the best shape for the guests and for our team.


We are happy to welcome you who want to have a good experience and who wants to be part of a team. If you like to help and really take care of our hostel and our guests, we offer surf classes and equipment when available, and welcome you to our team. We are not a party hostel. If you are looking for a surf camp job-volunteer experience, outdoor activities, making friends, while being professional, welcome! PS! We also have dogs so a really big plus is if you like furry four legged friends!