Creative help to continue recycling various materials in Langkawi, Malaysia

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Malaysia

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  • Description

    Description

    Well hello there!

    We are looking for outgoing volunteers to help with our hostel in the most lovely Island of Langkawi.
    We are situated a short 10-15 minute walk from Cenang beach and nestled between a bird sanctuary and the river. You can spot kingfishers and many other beautiful species of birds. With a beautiful view of Mount Mat Cincang and coconut trees all over the 2 acre property, you're sure to get a true island feel staying here. The location is simply unbeatable.

    The hostel is made up of up-cycled materials to blend in with nature and be true to the space we have. And as such, we welcome volunteers with the creativity to continue recycling various materials to add to our hostel. Right now we are having difficulty finding a proper way to recycle so this will be a main focus in the upcoming months.

    We are also introducing a bar at the hostel. So to be considerate of guests that want to have an early night sleep we ask that everyone move outside if they wish to continue from 11pm . After reception closes at midnight, Langkawi has many places to go continue the party. We'll be more than happy to order a grab for anyone that wants to go out.

    Please note that we only take between 4 and 6 volunteers depending on the demand at the time.

    It's important to mention that at our hostel we expect all of our volunteers to work hard. From time to time we unfortunately get some volunteers that think it's a free ride and this shows in their attitude towards their work. Please note that we have zero tolerance for this kind of attitude and have every expectation of you to work hard. Please by all means play harder but do not forget that you're here to help with the successful running of the hostel and overall comfort of our guests.

    The volunteering hours are up to 5 hours per day, 5 days a week. There is ALWAYS something that needs to be done so once you have finished your minimum for your shift please ask and we will give you something more to do. Whether it be from exercising creativity in ways to help recycle, entertaining guests, help in reception so permanent staff can take a break or help fix a few things - there is always something to do.

    We want all of our volunteers to be happy and with the right attitude we'd be happy to welcome you to the family.

    On this basis we offer a one week trial period and if we all suit each other we'll extend on spot.

    It doesn't end there, we understand that the more our volunteers enjoy their time, the more our guests will also enjoy. So outgoing and friendly personalities is essential.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn about different elements of running a hostel. We'll tell you about the many different things you can do around the island and since this is an island rich in many different legends, i dont doubt you'll be as enchanted as I was. And You'll meet loads of travelers from around the world.

  • Help

    Help

    Reception
    Cleaning
    Gardening (groundswork)
    Cooking lunch for other volunteers
    Building
    Project work
    We also accept workshops (yoga, macrame, massage etc. Please message to inquire if this is more your thing)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Malay: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers get a bed in a mixed 6 bed dorm as well as 2 meals per day. We have cooking facilities that you can use as you wish and breakfast foods will be provided for you to cook for yourself. Lunch will be made by a volunteer each day. You will also get a discount on scooter rental.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This island is truly magical, with plenty of beaches, waterfalls, hiking, trekking, birdwatching, eco parks - the list goes on. You can rent a scooter for the day and explore a decent chunk of the island.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per dat, 5 days a week

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