Help out at our non-profit museum and hostel in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

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  • Last activity: 29/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello from beautiful Central Arkansas!

    We have immediate openings for volunteers at this unique hostel and museum in Little Rock, AR.

    We are a registered charity 501c3 non profit

    We are looking for guest volunteers to join us for two weeks to three months at Arkansas' only International Hostel & Firefighting Museum. As a non profit organization we have undertaken saving, renovating, and bringing back to life Fire Station 2 within Little Rock's oldest park (MacArthur Park named after the famous WWII General Douglas MacArthur) and turning it into a hostel and fire Station museum. The museum is free to the public to visit and our gift back to the community. Our neighbors within the City Park are the Arkansas Arts Center and MacArthur Military Museum.

    We are looking for enthusiastic, outgoing individuals who are interested in the ins and outs of operating a unique and special place for travelers. Our ratings and reviews are high, and we are well-regarded in the hosteling community and an affiliate hostel with Hostelling International. We are looking to maintain this standard. In exchange for a bed (breakfast, coffee/tea, WiFi access, laundry and kitchen facilities are also included), volunteers are required to help about 20 hours per week. The main hours of focus are 3pm - 10pm for check-in with some focus on 7am to put out breakfast items. The Check-in shift allows for plenty of personal time between answering of phones and checking guest in. We want you to have ample time to interact with the local community (through tours of our museum and community events) and travelers who are staying at the hostel. Cross-cultural understanding is extremely important to us. Little Rock is a low-cost MegaBus ride away from Dallas, Memphis, St. Louis & Chicago. We also get daily train service via AMTRAK's Texas Eagle (serving San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth, St. Louis to Chicago and points between). Dallas, St. Louis & Chicago all have very low-cost flights to many points in the States!

    If you love small cities with lots to offer in the way of food, entertainment, outdoor activities, and nature then Little Rock will be a pleasant surprise! We provide bicycles, for volunteers and guest, to explore town or go shopping. The hostel is within walking distance from groceries, food, bars, museums, and most other things the city has to offer. There is a bus stop in front of the hostel and rental scooters in close proximity.

    Volunteer opportunities include:

    General Housekeeping
    Front Desk/Reception
    Helping with Guests
    Language practice
    Help with social media
    Community Events
    Enjoying Little Rock, its culture and history.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers will get to interact with both locals (through tours of our museum, community events and visiting international organizations- Heifer International and Clinton Presidential Center) as well as other travelers who are staying at the hostel. Cross-cultural understanding is extremely important to us. We have been open for several years.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for guest volunteers (hours are extremely flexible) to assist us in greeting visitors, providing tours of our fire fighting museum, checking guests in/out, housekeeping and interacting with guests to provide them a wonderful experience while in our city! Please note minimum two week commitment.

    We are a registered charity 501c3 non profit

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We will provide a twin-size bed in one of our rooms as well as Wi-Fi, breakfast, coffee/tea, access to our computers, laundry, and kitchen facilities. Bikes are also available for exploring town or shopping.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers are able to take time off and are not required to stay every night at the hostel. We are located in the heart of downtown Little Rock within walking distance of major attractions. There are plenty of food options and nightlife in our nearby River Market District, SoMa (South Main) District or Argenta District in North Little Rock. Nearby attractions include the Clinton Presidential Center, Central High School, the Arkansas River Trail, Bid Dam Bridge, festivals, farmers markets and baseball games at Dickey-Stephens Park!

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have plenty of common area for work space. There are two large dining tables near the front desk, a lounge area with three recliners in the center of the common area, and two other areas with more privacy. Please check out our website (firehousehostel.org) for photos.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    The hostel has designated off-road parking.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    max 20 hours per week (breakfast included)

Host ref number: 354689181971

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