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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Social Media
Maintain and update social media channels.
Reception
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
Administration
Help with booking systems and payments.
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What you get

2

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.
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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Support
Support
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The Experience

We are looking for a volunteer helping with the online marketing and keeping the social media active, the volunteers have the opportunity to hang out at the beach, go surfing, do yoga on the beach or have a nice cool drink during happy hour. Furthermore, Mirissa is well known for whale watch

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Requirements

  • Fluent English
  • Between 18 and 35 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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Availability

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

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9 Reviews

4.0

Host & Team

4.0

Hours & Tasks

4.0

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.0

Costa Rica

4

Really nice hostel to work. The staff were really nice to me and overall I had a really good time.

Jan/03/2019

Portugal

5

I had a great experience during the two weeks I spent at My Hostels Mirissa. The staff is amazing and very friendly and the food is delicious. I really enjoyed taking care of their Social Media, answering the reviews they received, helping with everything they asked me and being there in general. The hostel is really nice, clean and I loved Mirissa. The location is great :) Thanks for having me there with you guys :)

Sep/26/2018


Yakoob replied

Thanks Rita, your welcome any time.

Brazil

5

I strongly recommend!
The hostel is incredible, clean, good beds, perfect common spaces to chill out with other guest, and the food was amazing!! I felt myself at home!
The staff is helpful and professional, the manager Dulshan is very friendly, the owner Yakoob promotes dinner with all guests, recommends good things to do and also tells a lot about Sri Lankan culture.
Mirissa is an amazing beach to surf, chill out and parties! I had the best time and made a lot of friends.
I carried social media, and had also free time to do my things and the time was flexible, so I could work and enjoy

Nov/17/2017


Yakoob replied

Thank you for all your help, you are welcome any time and all the best on your travels.

Italy

5

Great place, great staff and great manager. One of the most sustainable and professional hostel I have ever been and volunteered.

Sep/15/2017


Yakoob replied

Thank you, it was nice having you.

Uruguay

5

My experience at My Hostels was awesome!
I totally recommend it!
Yakoob (the owner), Dulshan (the manager) and all the staff were so friendly with me. They cared a lot of how I was. Gave advice and made me feel like home.
Plus, they prepared the yummiest food ever!
The job was also nice and calm (as I was in low season). I carried the social media. Yakoob was very flexible and I could go around and work at the same time!
Mirissa is a lovely town with amazing beach.
Everything was just great. I totally recommend it! Thanks a lot for everything Jakob, Dulshan and all the My Hostels team!

Aug/11/2017


Yakoob replied

Thanks, it was nice having you, safe travels!

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