Volunteer in a Hostel

hostelAre you interested living and working in Costa Rica for almost no costs? Then you should come and work in one of the most beautiful and remote Jungle Hostels in Costa Rica. Hostels are usually very affordable accommodation options (from 10 – 15 USD$ a night) for backpackers in Costa Rica. To keep costs that low, it is often impossible for hostels to employ someone full time. Thus, most hostels look for help in form of volunteers. This allows the hostel to still operate and offer cheap accommodation. As a volunteer on the project you’ll be doing anything the hostel needs help with, from receptionist duties to administrative and office work, to interacting with and greeting guests. A hostel is usually a place where young people hang out, so you’ll meet lots of people from all over the world and have a great time while working in a beautiful remote location in Costa Rica. P1090133If you’re interested in this project, Contact us or Apply for this project now! Volunteer’s Responsibilities Include:

  • Receptionist duties
  • Office work
  • Administrative/ Manager role
  • Greet and interact with guests
  • Offer tours/ activities to guests and help them set these up
  • Maintenance work
  • Arts and Crafts for the hostel

HostelguestsOther activities you may participate in: In your free time you may go for hikes around the hostels, see lots of wildlife, go for a swim on the beach, snorkel, dive, or do any other activity you are interested in. Qualifications An ideal volunteer on this project you’re interested in the hospitality industry and tourism. Language – A basic level of Spanish would be an advantage. You will interact with local Costa Ricans for bookings of tours and other administrative duties. P1090151Accommodation and Food You’ll live at the hostel in your own private room or in a dormitory room with shared bathrooms. Some hostels include food, and others ask for a small donation towards the food expenses (but not more than $5 – $10 USD a day for three meals). Meals are 3 times a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Working Schedule Usually you’ll be working and living at the hotel all week. But you may talk about your days off. Most likely you’ll get one or two days off a week. Supervision and Co-workers You will be working with the hostel staff and owners. P1090120Project Location As a volunteer on the hostel project, you will live on a beautiful beach and remote jungle location on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. All hostels we work with are off-grid solar and generator powered hostels in the middle of no-where. To live and work there is a great experience! You’ll see lots of wildlife and you’ll be able to meet people from all over the world. What you need to do to sign up Send us an email using our Contact Us Form, or go to Apply and send us your application and a photograph to info@glvolunteers.com. If you like you can also send a resume along with your application. Once we received your application and your photograph, we will contact the project and check for availability, and finally enroll you on the project. We will confirm your enrollment a few days after you submitted your application to us.   Quick Facts

  • Age requirement: 18+ Costa Rica Beach
  • Working Schedule: 5-6 days a week for about 6-8 hours a day
  • Language Requirement: It would be great if you speak some basic Spanish – but staff on the project also speak and understand some English.
  • Costs: A one week experience starts from $399. Each additional week is free in some hostels and it’s depending on the project up to 149 , or they’ll take a small contribution towards food a day, around $5 – $10 a day.
  • Accommodation – Dormitory Style or Private Room
  • Food – 3 Meals daily
  • Location – Osa Peninsula, On the beach & remote Jungle location
  • Welcome, Orientation, and Introduction 24/ 7 emergency telephone support Optional: A letter of recommendation and certificate at the end of your volunteer time
  • Optional: Air-port pick-up. It is an additional $90 If you’d like us to pick you up from the airport and provide transport to your project. Groups are welcome to volunteer on the turtle conservation project!
  • Not included in our costs are: National and International flights, travel insurance, visa costs, in-country transportation during program and for traveling the country, additional food or snacks, food for the first day of your arrival and first morning until you arrive at your host family, and any other personal expenses.

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