Stay at New Orleans and immerse yourself in music, art & culture for only a few hours of your time in return

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The Exchange

We are looking for helpful, courteous, friendly, outgoing people to join our artsy, eclectic, laid-back family. We have 4 basic shifts that are 4-6 hours each: Breakfast, Housekeeping, Check-ins, and Overnight. We are flexible with scheduling if there is an event or a place you would like to explore. (eg - volunteer staff are off Mardi Gras day to enjoy the festivities). We are a team and a family and we love our staff. Work with us, not for us.


25 hours of help per week

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

Kitchen Hand: Help serving and organizing meals.

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

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

What you get

2 days off per week

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

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

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

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


Intermediate English or Beginner Spanish

Between 21 and 40 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Activities & Shift

What the basic duties will be:

1. Laying out breakfast, keeping the food and drinks stocked, and checking out people.
2. Changing beds, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping and mopping, laundry, and general housekeeping.
3. Answering the phone and taking messages if needed.
4. Checking in people using our PC and managing reservations
5. On the overnight shift, you'll be there for the guests in case they get locked out, in case of emergencies, and also make sure they don't burn the place down; but mainly you can sleep. We try to keep the guests well informed so they don't have to knock on the door all night.
6. Keeping your room/bed neat at all times.
7. Helping to pick up the hostel whenever needed: wash dishes left in the sink, put away dishes left to dry, take out trash when full, etc.