Serving up smiles, vibes, veg breakfast for guests (set up+serve)

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The Exchange

You'll set up and serve breakfast every 5 (or6) mornings (start ~7:15am to 10:15am), where you'll be giving good vibes for guests to start their day. It's vegetarian, vegan options. 1 breakfast serving for you every day of your stay. You'll also help with cleaning tasks, and/or going to shop, bringing up the laundry (4th floor, no elevator), making beds. Likely your days off will be in the week, not weekend. Knowledge of plants a big plus!


What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Kitchen Hand: Help prepare, finish and serve meals.


What you get

2 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.

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

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

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


Requirements

Intermediate English and Beginner Spanish

Over 18 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

We do ~25 hours a week, depending on you experience in the area we're looking for. Usually we do at least 2 day off and we try to give you a few days heads up about the schedule - generally we do it on Friday for the following week - and we are flexible if you let us know before-hand of any open times you need. We check in with you pretty regularly to make sure you have everything you need and you're enjoying the tasks you're doing - we're still struggling from everything that happened (and is happening) with the pandemic, so we need folks who can work independently but keep the balance of communication to be on the same page. We're a low key hostel and currently focusing a lot on mental health of our staff and volunteers.


Activities & Shift

When you arrive, you'll have a meeting with our volunteer coordinator to go over expectations, questions/doubts; you'll also build out the "plan" for your stay. These are all things you would have discussed with us by video chat (if possible) before-hand. You'll set up, serve, and clean up the breakfast 5 times a week, from ~ 7:15am-10:15am (there is also the possibility of doing this 6x a week, and because you'd have 1 day off less, then you'd have less hours overall). In the afternoon or a bit after breakfast (let us know if you want your hours all together), you'll spend the rest of the time helping with cleaning tasks (+ things like going for change for reception, buying last minute items, bringing up the laundry 4 stairs). If you have any other skills that you want to explore and think would be useful, we're open to seeing how we can work together on that!


Rules

We have pretty standard rules, though unfortunately right now we can't allow visitors of guests, staff, or volunteers (it's due to a security consideration). You can't drink or use substances in an obvious way in the hostel nor if it affects that way you work. We will not tolerate any form of hate speech, nor any type of disrespect towards anyone else in the hostel -- especially towards our staff or volunteers. Ask us for more details and other rules!