Explore Leeds and surrounding Yorkshire whilst volunteering at the Art Hostel

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The Exchange

We are constantly looking to expand our volunteer family here at the Art Hostel. We are looking for individuals who are friendly, sociable and proactive to help out. Activities will depend on the shift, however it will mainly be housekeeping, cleaning and reception plus night shift duties. It's a great opportunity to explore West Yorkshire and to submerge yourself in the art scene Leeds has to offer. If this interests you give us a shout!


24 hours of help per week

Night Shift: Help with night tasks to make the place relaxing for all guests

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

Housekeeping: Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

What you get

3 days off per week

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.


Intermediate English

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

What we expect from you: You should be hardworking, organised and not afraid to help out with any job. You should be friendly, welcoming and customer care experience would be beneficial.

What you can expect from us: In exchange for 3 full shifts a week, Live-In volunteers are able to stay at the Art Hostel at no cost with breakfast provided each day.
On top of this volunteers can gain excellent & invaluable experience of the arts & hospitality world throughout their stay. It is also a chance to be part of a small, tight knit team who all look after each other and are all about working hard and having fun!

Activities & Shift

We ask our volunteers to be flexible with their time as they may be asked to do any of the three shift patterns as below:

Night Shift 11pm -­ 8am:   
● Deal with any late check ins 
● Ensure general security of the hostel 
● General housekeeping: clean bathrooms, reception, corridors and kitchen 
● Put out breakfast for guests and wash dishes 
● Provide warm welcome to all guests!   

AM shift 8am ­- 4pm: 
● Keep breakfast area topped up and tidy, wash dishes,  
● General admin: check bookings on system and emails 
● General housekeeping: clean bathrooms, kitchen, reception, make beds 
● Cover reception and prepare for check-­ins
● Provide warm welcome to all guests!   

PM shift 3 ­ 11pm: 
● General housekeeping: Help prepare rooms and bathrooms 
● General admin: check arrivals on system and emails 
● Deal with check ins 
● Provide warm welcome to all guests!