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Help in a friendly hostel in South Lake Tahoe! We are the one and only hostel in south Lake Tahoe, and we are looking for some truly outstanding people to join our team. We're running a pretty large operation here, with 52 dorm beds and 2 private rooms. Our guest service, high standards of cleanliness, and overall efficiency is what has earned us our 4 and 5 star reviews the whole four years we've been open.
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
This is a unique center for cultural exchange. We welcome workaway helpers and guests from all around the world. Lake Tahoe is a natural wonder with endless opportunities to explore and become involved in outdoor recreational activities. The culture in Tahoe changes dramatically throughout the year. While summer focuses mostly on lake sports/hiking, the lifestyle in the winter is built around skiing and snowboarding. Heavenly Mountain is located just a 2 minute walk from the hostel, and many guests/helpers will spend everyday carving up the slopes in the winter. We have a special place in the community, and many locals will hang out at the hostel. This provides guests/helpers with special insights into life in Tahoe that most tourists would not otherwise experience.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
We are looking for outgoing, hardworking, friendly smiley, happy, funny, articulate, computer literate humans (or aliens) to join us. We want people who will take initiative to talk to a total stranger, ask someone how their day was, offer recommendations for fun things to do, see a need, fill a need, and overall, just have a willing and hardworking attitude. Competition is incredibly stiff for the limited volunteering spaces we have, and we take only the very best of the best. We want to maintain our reputation as the fun, friendly hostel we are: and our team is what makes that happen!
Helpers help us with both cleaning and reception - duties will change based on the season. When we are busiest (winter and summer) we ask a bit more of all our helpers, so please do not apply unless you know you've got what it takes!! What do we offer in return? The best working and living environment imaginable! We do lots of fun things together, you'll laugh more than you ever thought possible, and you'll meet some of the coolest people ever. Compensation includes accommodation and wage, which will be determined based on position, experience, and time committed.... if you'd like to have more details please reach out so that we can figure out more specifics. Either way, compensation is always compliant with U.S. labor laws.
So, if you are interested in joining us in beautiful Lake Tahoe and are willing to commit to at least 2 months, send us a message!
Helpers stay in shared rooms, at least two people per room, each with its own bathroom. All of the beds for the helpers have privacy curtains. There is also a full kitchen available at the hostel, free laundry, and a computer room.
There are some amazing activities to do here in Tahoe, and plenty of seasonal jobs available at Ski resorts, summer tourist activities, and local restaurants. During the winter months, a keen interest in snow sports would definitely help the time pass! During the summer/ spring months, your only problem will be not having enough time to do everything this place has to offer (as long as you like outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, swimming etc).
Many of our volunteers find it limiting not having a vehicle here, having a car would help you to get out and explore the area more, but it is definitely not necessary! There are always friends to be made that can help you with rides :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Average 20 hours per week
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