Help out at our hostel in Rhode Island

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The Exchange

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.


28 hours of help per week

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

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

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

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

What you get

4 days off per week

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


Intermediate English

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Volunteer position is for 1-2 months, but it is conditional on a "good fit." You should speak good English (even if not perfect). If you're offered a position with us, please know that the first 1-2 weeks give us a chance to assess the viability of the long-term arrangement. Despite the 2wk trial period, we're ideally looking for people who can settle in for 1-2 months. If you cannot commit to a 4 week minimum, we are not your place.

In addition to typical hostel duties, we may need a hand in some renovation projects (such as painting walls, sanding, handyman stuff, etc). If you're an artsy creative type, we invite you to improve the hostel aesthetics and help make the place feel more cozy (design, drawings, little artistic touches etc). There may be some social media responsibilities (answering emails, updating our social media) and brainstorming how we can attract more guests.