Located just outside the main area of Sairee, Koh Tao we opened a small hostel two years ago and have always valued a high level of guest interaction. We don't just offer accommodation, we host our guests and help provide the best possible experience of the island.
Volunteers live on site and provide help mostly in the evenings. They socialise and hang out with guests, help with any questions they may have and join in the party if they want. Volunteers are joining the family
We encourage volunteers to explore the island with our guests - find their own favourite chilled beaches, snorkel spots, restaurants and bars so they can provide advice for our guests.
Many ex-pats consider Koh Tao their second home - it's so easy to join the community and people always extend or come back for another visit. The island draws you in and makes it difficult to leave.
I've been on the island for 6.5 years and it's now my home. I love animals and work closely with Koh Tao's animal clinic - it's quite common for us to be fostering animals in need - most recently it was three newborn kittens and a baby chicken, a few months ago it was a baby bat. I love diving and as well as being a recreational and technical diving instructor I run an underwater videography company on the island. I love Koh Tao and am hopeful that anyone coming to work with us will experience the same feelings for this beautiful island.
You will have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. We have Thai and Burmese staff and they love to share their experiences and teach you about their culture.
Should you wish you will have time available to learn scuba diving (at discounted rates), explore the island and take part in hostel excursions (for free it at all possible)
We're looking for someone interested in being social, chatting with guests, helping host guests - providing information on the island, diving, snorkeling, motorbike rental etc. Opportunities available for free snorkel trips, organised beach days. Your main role will be to hang out with the guests, going out for dinner with the guests or to party if you want. You are helping us to create a good, welcoming, social atmosphere.
- minimum stay 4 weeks - longer is preferable (we can help with advice on visas etc.) Our record to date is 14 months - you're welcome to try and beat it :D
All volunteers need to complete a one week trial period.
You will sleep on site - initially a bed in our 8-bed FAN ONLY mixed dorm with the possibility to move to your own room should you chose once the trial period is complete. We have a small kitchen and a weekly allowance is provided for food. You will also have the opportunity to earn commission (longer term volunteers only)
We're just looking for someone nice and sociable to join our family.
Please note we have two hostel dogs so severe allergies are not advised.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week