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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Perform to entertain guests or community.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


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


Serve and maintain the supplies and inventory of beverages.

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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.

Shared Dorm

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


Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Laundry

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

Free Hiking Tours

Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.

Free Parties

Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Free Events

Be part of something! Get free events.

Surf lessons

Hang loose, mate! Join our surf classes.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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Worldpackers Insurance

If you are unhappy with your host, we will pay for your accommodation.

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The Experience

Arugam Bay is a remote tiny hamlet on the Indian Ocean front. Destroyed in the 2004 Tsunami, hit badly during the 30 year civil war it is now recognized to be on target. To become the No. 1 resort in Asia. 333 Days of sunshine / year, great visitors and travelers, awesome surf and parties. Assist a bit each day - and a dream vacation will come true.

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  • Fluent English

  • Between 20 and 70 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
22 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

About YMCA-rugam

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  • Hosted by Fred

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  • Response Rate: 80%
  • Response Time: 2 days

About the host

A family run Young Mixed Community (of) Arugam Bay. Not your usual YMCA at all. Right on the Surfing Beach front of famous AbaY. 65% of our travelers are young Females

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