Take a break in your travels in our cheerful backpackers!
Join our Volunteer Program at the lovely Villa in Picton where you will help with our every day tasks in the hostel in exchange for accommodation, shared staff meals, unlimited wi-fi and laundry .
We need one or two volunteers to start as soon as possible. We also require people who are able to drive manual and have an international license, please mention in your mail if this is the case.
There is plenty of opportunities for you to explore the gorgeous Marlborough Sounds and do local activities on your days off. Our volunteers enjoy the opportunity to take a walk on the Queen Charlotte Track for free! There are also plenty of beautiful hikes around Picton as well as many opportunities to socialize with the other staff and others around the town.
We usually have between 5 and 10 volunteers all from different countries, so you will learn a lot about the world while taking a break in your travels. We are more than happy to help you improve your English!
We ask for a minimum 4 week stay, please only apply if you think you'd be ok with this length of stay but we can also be flexible if needed.
We really look forward to hearing from you, please ask to speak to Josh :)
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help us with cleaning, maintenance and some reception tasks.
It would be great if you would have a manual driving license.
Staff quarters with 4bed room and 3bed caravan.
Free internet, use of spa pool, laundry, bikes
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Our main aim is to help backpackers settle for a bit and make new friends while taking a break in their travels. You will be with other staff from all over the world and we encourage socializing with the guests as well to get the greatest benefit of your experience here. Most of our volunteers leave with improved English, improved confidence in their abilities, experience, and often a travel mate for the rest of their journey.
9.30am to 1pm plus 20 min in afternoon (max 25 hours/week)