Help Our Detroit Hostel Thrive

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The experience

We have a hostel in Detroit, MI (USA) and we are looking for volunteers to help us run it. Volunteers help check in guests and keep the facility clean. It is a great opportunity to learn about managing hostels/hospitality and also make friends from around the world. Our hostel is rated 4.5/5 stars and we are constantly trying to improve!

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

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

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

Administration: Help with booking systems and payments.

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

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Discounts on Accommodation: Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

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

Pub Crawls: Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

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


Over 19 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Generally the hostel requires a total (COMBINED FROM ALL VOLUNTEERS) of about 5 hours a day (not including waiting for guests to check in). This means, if there are 3 volunteers, we only need a few hours of work every day.

Activities & Shift

Cleaning (making beds/bathrooms etc.) and checking in guests!