Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.
Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.
Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.
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Volunteer position is for 4-week minimum. You should have good English. Free accommodation in a 4-5 person dorm in exchange for typical hostel duties. You will help with all duties (from the glamorous to the not-so-glamorous), including checking guests in, social interaction, cleaning bathrooms + bedrooms, emptying trash bins, laundry and more. Occasional help with renovation work like painting. You can create your own side-project too.Learn more
Over 18 years old
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The shifts were easy to do and to learn and we had plenty of free time every week. We had the opportunity to record and edit some training videos besides cleaning and check-in/check-out tasks. The hostel is close to downtown and supermarket. We had an episode of misunderstanding with one of the managers because of the way of dealing with conflict resolution with us and also unsatisfaction with the way of dealing with the volunteers. The other manager turned the things better and easier. All in all, it was a great experience!
It was a great rewarding experience. The hours you have to work are totally fair for what you get in exchange. Alina and Jo are quite flexible regarding timetables, so that you can create a schedule that fits your needs. I did a little bit of everything and I gained experience in things I had never done before like painting. I liked the city of Providence, it has lots of universities, cafes and bars to go out at night and it also has beautiful parks and landscapes. It is a city I would live in. You can visit other cities like Newport and Boston while you are here. I am thankful and happy :)
IMPORTANT: We require volunteers to be fluent in English. We are 3 friends in our mid-30s who met backpacking. We each traveled extensively in off-the-beat spots in Latin America, Asia and Europe, staying in countless hostels and couch surfing. From our love of hostels and backpacking we decided to pool our resources to create a small hostel. We only recently opened (June 2016) and we're still improving and upgrading. Therefore this is an ...About the host