Me and my friend have a Hostel in Arambol, Goa. We have a beautiful hostel which is our home and a haven for travellers so need your help to run it with the same passion like us. We are well rated on review sites in entire Goa. We get loads of lovely travelers and we love to chill with all of them.
====Why are we doing this?====
We're tired of city life, like to travel, and meet other like minded people. It was a dream to start a hostel in Goa. But we spent few years working in the money churning machine that we forgot all about happiness. But one day we woke up and decided to quit the rat race and go where our dreams take us.
We're building a happy place where we meet other happy people. It was always a dream that is now coming true.
Would you like to help us?
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
From the hostel the beach is just 10 mins walk away. The sunset here is detox for the soul.
In Goa, we can take you to interesting places that no tourist book will show you. Street art, indie music events, traveler meetups, book clubs and scenic places that are off the guide books.
Festivals. You will get to participate in ALL the Indian festivals while you are here. Be it Holi, Diwali or any other lesser known festival (we do have quite a few of them).
You will meet local people to see real lives of middle class Indian people - their struggles, their festivals, their happiness and woes. Get to know the traditions of the most chilled out state of India.
==== Specifics of Help ====
1) Activity Manager:
We are looking out for a people's person, who is very friendly , very enthusiast and spontaneous in different ideas.
Being an activity manager is a fun job here with us, it would involve planning and managing different activities every evening for fellow travellers. Activities would involve - game nights / Barbecue night/ jam night/etc..... If you can sing/play any music instrument will be a win win situation here.
Making sure everyone is having a great time within the hostel and the atmosphere is lit !!! :P
This is a 3-4 hours volunteer help per day, mostly in evenings. Rest of the time you can chill, explore. And obviously you need to be responsible and passionate for this job.
We are looking for someone who can stay here for a longer period of time, and manage the operations of the hostel. We have a helper/cleaner and all the processes in place. But we need someone who can man the reception:
— Taking care of the reception, guest checkins and checkout formalities
— Helping guests out with any issue they might have
— Communicate with guests for their booking queries / directions to reach the place, etc.
--- Comfortable with technology. Most of the operations are on software. It is easy to use but we can't do with people who frequently say "I'm not good with computers"
This is a 4 hour volunteer help per day. Rest of the time, party hard. Discipline and time management are the key attributes here.
3)Yoga Teacher ( Oct to Feb ) :
The definition of the word yoga is “union,” as one of the main purposes of the practice is to connect your mind, body and breath. Anyone who has done Yoga course certification and would like to instruct the lovely guests every morning about the various yogic positions and start them off with some basic steps. Yoga teachers will help us accomplish this connection by leading them through a session comprised of physical exercises, breathing work and mental focus. It is very important for a balanced health as well as mental happiness.
Our hostel is all about stories. We have numerous stories of people who have stayed here, left their mark on the hostel and our hearts. We want a wall mural artist to capture all these stories and convert them into artwork on our walls. Every corner should tell a story. We have stories, we need your artistic abilities to express them.
It will be a one of a kind project every done. Join us if you like the idea.
====== Note ======
-- We provide free stay in an awesome tent with a comfy bed in it pitched below the coconut palms in the hostel backyard.
-- Please make sure you arrive and stay for the duration once you have confirmed. Else we will be marking "No Show" in the feedback. Ask as many questions as you want. But once you confirm, we take it very seriously.
-- We provide kitchen facilities to make your food .
-- We have an amazing Wi-Fi. Very rare in India, if you know what I mean.
P.S- WE HAVE A PROBATION PERIOD TO SEE IF YOU ARE REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT THE WORK AND IF YOU GRASP IT PROPERLY BECAUSE OUR GUEST COMFORT SHOULD NOT BE HAMPERED DUE TO IT.
Arambol Beach 1.2 km
Tiracol Fort 4.7 km
Chapora River 9.1 km
Chapora Fort 9.4 km
St. Michael's Church 12.1 km
St. Cajetan's Church 12.4 km
Anjuna Flea Market 13.1 km
Baga Night Market 13.4 km
Saturday Night Market 13.5 km
Club Cubana 13.8 km
Arabian sea Sea/ocean 1 km
Arambol Mountain Mountain 1.7 km
Sweet water lake 2 km
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4 hours a day, 6 days a week