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Guest House Boothbay Harbor, United States

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Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
A traveler recommended this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
A traveler recommended this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
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.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We own and operate a beautiful inn in Boothbay Harbor Maine. We are located in the center of a picturesque seaside village with much to see and explore. Our inn Is open from early May to late October, we are looking for people to help us run the inn for the remainder of the summer and close the property in mid October. We have positions open now through October. We look forward to hearing from you.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 19 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

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7 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Guest House


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

1 Get in touch with nature

1 Meeting international travelers

1 Meeting locals

United States


Mark and Buzz are incredible hosts. The two of them, along with Topside's manager Rebekah, were so welcoming and fun to work with. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

4 months ago



It was amazing! My best experience!
I loved my time there. Mark and Buzz are very nice and friendly, and I felt very comfortable. I learned many things in the kitchen too! Its a beautiful place with a lovely people! I totally recommend!

over 1 year ago



What a wonderful time I spent at the Topside Inn, Buzz and Mark took great care of me, they truly are incredible warming and loving hosts. The place it is beautiful, the nature so as the Topside Inn. Highly recommend it, I am sure you will have a great time in there. Mark and Buzz thanks for everything, I have now words to express how grateful I am with you. Best wishes this summer :)

almost 2 years ago



At Topside Inn you get welcomed by your hosts Buzz and Mark in the best way. They are keen on having a good team working together and run a tight ship but that doesn't mean there no time for fun. They where helpful in you learning your way around the kitchen and the accommodation was fantastic. I'd recommend this place for people who want to see a beautiful part of Maine and know what hospitality is supposed to be like.

over 2 years ago

United States


Great place in a lovely town. Mark and Buzz are super fun and laid back. There is a lot to do and it can get pretty busy, but they're well-staffed and reasonable and the food is delicious. Highly recommend this! It's a good way to visit this part of Maine and get an authentic experience.

over 3 years ago

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