Volunteers wanted in City Centre Hostel in Nottingham

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We are looking for friendly, energetic volunteers to join our team to support in the running of our busy backpackers hostel in Nottingham City Centre. Igloo Hostel is a well established hostel running for over 20 years offering rest and recuperation for travellers, students and families. We are a multi national team and love the city of Nottingham and what it has to offer, we hope to offer the experiance of the life time to happy applicants!


Title

20 hours of help per week

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

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

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

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


What you get

2 days off per week

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

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

Discounts on Parties: Party on! Get discounts and party all night long.

Discounts on Restaurants: Yummy! Get discounts and grab a bite.

Discounts on Pubs: Another pint, please! Get discounts and enjoy pubs/bars.

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

Discounts on Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

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

Free Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Pub Crawls: Be ready to have fun! Get free pub crawl passes.


Requirements

Intermediate English

Over 18 years old


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Hours of work per week: Approximately 20-24 hrs per week

Days off a week: At least 1-2 days off per week (depending on how your weekly hours are distributed).

In exchange: Free accommodation is offered in shared dorm style rooms (please note: this is usually a mixed dorm and we sometimes must move guest/volunteers around to make bookings fall into place). Furthermore, we offer a weekly breakfast allowance for you to spend how you see fit. (please note: other than that, you must buy/provide all your own meals and shared self-catering kitchen facilities are available). In addition, things like bedding, towel, wi-fi and laundry facilities are also provided by the hostel free of charge while you are volunteering with us.


Activities & Shift


BY SIGNING UP TO BE A VOLUNTEER AT THE IGLOO YOU WILL SUPPORT US IN A VARIETY OF TASKS THAT MAINLY INVOLVE: GENERAL CLEANING, HOUSEKEEPING, MAKING BEDS AND LAUNDRY. IN ADDITION, POSSIBLY SOME LIGHT MAINTENANCE/DIY WORK, PAINTING, GARDENING, RUNNING ERRANDS AND WELCOMING/HELPING GUESTS. RESPONSIBILITIES CAN ALSO INCLUDE SOME RECEPTION DUTIES WHICH MAY INCLUDE TELEPHONE AND ONLINE BOOKINGS, TOURISM INFORMATION SERVICE,
NIGHT PORTER SHIFTS, & LOOKING AFTER THE EMERCENCY PHONE & ALARMS.


Rules

Our volunteer opportunities / positions are available to nationalities over the age of 18 and suitable for people who are reliable and able to communicate and write in English at high intermediate level. You need to either have a EU / UK passport or the correct visa to work in the UK. It is important that you are flexible, easy-going, open-minded, and willing to work hard to perform the tasks involved, as well as being a sociable person to enjoy the living arrangements within a hostel environment.
We are looking for easy going personalities that are sociable and prepared to ready to roll up their sleeves and not scared of a bit of hard work (minimum of 6 weeks commitment)