We are a trendy hostel in the center of El Valle de Anton, Panama. This area is located in the crater of a volcano, famous for its waterfalls, rivers, hiking, and mud springs. Our hostel is focused on international travelers looking to meet other similar minds. In fact, we represent the tree under which Buddha achieved enlightenment. In creating a sociable and open space, we hope everyone passing through our hostel become a little enlightened themselves.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
We have a total of 4 local Panamanian girls working full time here and you will get to learn Panamanian culture from them! All of them love food so be prepared to get to know some local dishes - especially patacones made the true Panamanian way.
As a volunteer at our Hostel, your tasks will fit one of the descriptions below:
Sheet shifter: Volunteers regularly change beds after checkout, wash sheets and make the bed for new arrivals.
Language lover: A volunteer will spend time each day with Gilma, Dalis, and Lili (the lovely receptionists) to help them improve their English.
Reception: Taking care of guest, which includes from time to time checking them in and out.
Carpentry: A lot of furnisher in our hostel is made out of re used wooden pallets and we welcome any volunteers who have some experience in carpentry.
Outside of these positions, volunteers are free to explore El Valle and relax in the hostel. Our volunteers regularly hike to local overlooks and waterfalls, and enjoy the sites of El Valle, such as an orchid gardens and hot springs. Nearly all of these are within walking distance of the hostel, though volunteers can also take buses or bikes.
We make exceptions if a specific skill is required.
We also love individual creativity, so volunteers are free to let us know how they would like to help, whether that be painting, sewing, or handiwork etc. We are also looking into the idea of free yoga for our guests so if you are an experienced yoga teacher, please get in touch!
We offer volunteers a bed in our dormitory, free breakfast, bikes whenever there are plenty available, and group laundry between everyone.
We usually receive volunteers with a 3 day grace period to see if they fit in with our hostel. So far all the volunteers have been amazing and contributed creatively to our home. After we confirm the volunteers are a fit, they are free to stay indefinitely. We have not rejected any volunteers yet. (Knock on wood)
We are not a party hostel - if you might be a party-loving person this might not be the right place for you.
* Please only contact us if you are really looking for a place to volunteer - also in case you should have changed your mind after confirming please let us know immediately *
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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