We are a small hostel in Antigua Guatemala, always looking for friendly and motivated volunteers for our reception and tours desk.
Helping with Tourists
You would meet a lot of backpackers and locals staying at our hostel. You can practice your Spanish with other staff. You get a chance to stay for free in one of the most beautiful colonial towns in Central America.
We are looking for someone who can help out at the reception and in exchange we offer a free bed in the dorm. You only have to do reception help, there is no cleaning or other physical work involved. The work is easy but you have to be friendly, customer orientated and willing to talk to people. We need help with check-in and check-out, making shuttle and tour reservations and answering any type of questions our guests may have!
Most of our guests speak English so it is not necessary you speak Spanish (although it helps for the few Spanish speaking guests we do get, or to communicate with our other non-English speaking staff).
This work would be great to combine with a Spanish language course, so you can go to school in the morning and help us out in the afternoons and on the weekends. For a free bed in the dorm we would expect you to help 18 hours a week at a preset schedule we give you in advance. We have a shared kitchen and a beautiful terrace you are welcome to use.
You would have to be available for a minimum of two weeks.
We offer a free bed in our 4 or 6 bed dorm (whatever is available).
Now commonly referred to as just Antigua (or La Antigua), the city was one of the grand colonial capitals of the Spanish Empire in America from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Under the name Santiago de Los Caballeros de Guatemala, it was the original "Guatemala City".
A disastrous major earthquake in 1773 destroyed or damaged most of the city, and the Spanish Crown ordered the Capital to be moved to a new location, which became the modern Guatemala City. In 1776 this old city was ordered abandoned. Not everyone left, but from bustling capital it became a provincial town, filled with the ruins of former glory. It became known as "Antigua Guatemala", meaning "Old Guatemala".
In the 20th century there was increasing appreciation for the large amount of preserved colonial Spanish architecture here, development to host visitors, and the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979.
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18 hours a week (4.5 hours a day, 4 times a week).