Looking for volunteers in our hostel in Bocas del Toro, Panama




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  • Description


    The Hostel is located in the town of Isla Colon, in the Archipiélago of Bocas del Toro, Panama.

    We have been operating for a year now, with a cool vibe and always taking care of our guest in order to make them have an amazing stay in our Island.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    1. Learn About Latinamerican Culture
    2. Work in New Environments
    3. Experiencing living in an Island
    3. Make New Friends
    4. Learn a new language
    5. Tremendously exciting and liberating experience
    6. Explore all the islands that are around, surfing, going to the different beaches close here, swimming, know more about the panamenian caribbean culture, getting involved a lot with the local nature, practicing a lot of water sports.

  • Help


    Receptionist and information clerk - To make guests feel welcome, to check them in and out efficiently, and to deal professionally with enquiries, face to face and by phone or email, making reservations for tours, basic reception chores.

    Sometimes we ask you to help with another chores when is not that much work at reception (specially in low season), like painting, check out the laundry, etc.

    Spanish AND english speakers is a must
    As we have a lot of english spoken guests (90% of them), so this one gotta be in a really good level.
    Also you will need to run with the issues that may happen' during your shift and deal with locals and spanish spoken guests, so is important that you understand/speak at least basic spanish.

    You need to know how to use the computer, as we use a lot excel and some other apps to run the place and we work with the reservation channels online.

    Also, is important that you know that we have a dog! So you got to be ok with that.

    -----> We only accept ONE volunteer at the time, so, in order to have preference, please save us time and read down below ...

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️WHEN YOU SEND YOUR MESSAGE/REQUEST*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    It is IMPORTANT for us to know the next points:

    - When are you planning to come to Bocas del Toro?
    - How long are you planning to stay? If you could set up the dates (even if they are not the exactly ones) would be awesome! So we can check if you fit in our calendar
    - What are your plans here? (Just volunteering, coming to take spanish classes/diving lessons/looking for a job/etc)
    - Flexibility on the rotation of the shifts
    - Previous experiences with workaway/working in hostels
    - Your level of English AND Spanish (Basic, Elementary, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate, Advanced)
    - Your workskills with the computers/social media/booking channels
    - Any other thing that would be important for us to know about you

    So PLEASE no copy/paste messages, we want to know for real who you are and treat you in a personal way, not like robots, and for a faster and efficient response, attach the responses to this questions when you send us your message :)

    We really do take care of the people who wants to volunteer with us, so a personalized e-mail is a really good first impression for us! ;)

    We take care of all the details and take our sweet time in every thing we do here so our guests can be happy and enjoying, we want someone who can totally deal with that and, as we receive a lot of request, the first filter is the message.

    Please, send the message just 2 or 3 (max) weeks before you are planning to come, usually our volunteers are long-term and they stay way more than we expect, we love that and give preference to the ones that are here, so we don't book volunteers with a lot of time of anticipation.

    Hope to hear about you soon and join our caribbean family,

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Español - Inglés

  • Accommodation


    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️A single bed in the 8 bed dorm or 4bed dorm
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Breakfast (Chocolate and cinnamon Pancakes, fruit and coffee)
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️1 laundry per week

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can go an explore Isla Colon and its beaches (Starfish, Boca del Drago, Bluff, Paunch, Bird Island), Bastimentos Island (Red frog beach, Wizard, Basti town), Isla Solarte, Cayo Coral, Cayo Zapatilla, more islands that are around, or exploring the destinations that are close as Puerto Viejo (Costa Rica), Boquete and other destinations.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours, 5 days a week

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