Help us out running our small but friendly accommodation for backpackers in Lima


The Exchange

Our volunteers in exchange: 1) will get to know and interact with travelers from all over the world 2) will have a great opportunity to practice their Spanish in a city where locals speak mostly Spanish 3) will have the opportunity to explore different aspects of one of the most interesting capitals in Latin America


What you offer

5 hours of help per day

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.

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


What you get

1 day 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.

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

Discounts on Drinks: Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.


Requirements

Beginner English


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

DESCRIPTION
Our backpackers accommodation is located in Santiago de Surco, a beautiful residential area of Lima, very close to touristy areas like Barranco or Miraflores. We have space to host at the most eight backpackers per night. As our accommodation is small we try to give our guests a different and more personal service. We started hosting travelers as a hobby in 2009 and started this project in 2012. Since then our accommodation has become one of the most popular in Lima, with very high ratings on different travelers sites. As we are now quite busy we are looking for a volunteer who can support us a bit.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN
Spanish and English

HOW MANY VOLUNTEERS CAN STAY?
One

VOLUNTEERING HOURS EXPECTED
5 hours per day in the mornings, 6 days a week


Activities & Shift

TYPE OF HELP
Grocery shopping
Running errands
Making beds
Taking bed sheets and towels to the laundry
Welcoming guests
Making breakfast
Housekeeping
Dishwashing
Taking care of the accommodation when we are not present
Helping us mixing cocktails at the rooftop bar, sometimes
Overall, helping us completing the tasks that have to be completed that day

ACCOMMODATION
A bed in a 4-bed mixed dorm or a bed in 4-bed girls dorm, it depends. Both dorms have private bathrooms with 24hr hot showers. Beds are of one-and-a-half size and mattresses are orthopedic. Dorms also come with security lockers, individual reading lights and wall outlets. Bed sheets, linen and towels will be provided. Furthermore, volunteers will have access to all of our services and accommodation facilities.


Rules

HOUSE RULES
No drugs
No outsiders
Smoking only in the rooftop area
Keep noise levels to a minimum after midnight
Keep the premises clean at all times