Help out at the heart of the National park of Canada Forillon



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    18/07 update: Summer opening
    We are finally opening our international hostel on July 27th!

    You are a nature lover and enjoy outdoor activities? Come and join our team for a great experience at the heart of the National park of Canada Forillon.
    Our hostel enjoys an exceptional geographical frame. It is situated at the end of the gaspesian Peninsula, in front of the Gaspé Bay, in the village of Cap aux Os. The hostel is at the heart of the National park of Canada Forillon where you can enjoy beautiful hikes and encounter a variety of local animals. The beach is at 5 min walk and we also lend bikes.

    We are looking for volunteers to help mostly with: room maintenance and common spaces (especially with our complicated Covid protocole...), event supervision, touristics informations ans réception if you plan to stay for more than 3 weeks, etc.
    We ask as help: 4 hours a day, 4 days a week. (3 days off, meals are not included)
    If you are avalaible and want to join our team, contact us for arrangement.

    Nous ouvrirons l'auberge officiellement le 27 juillet!

    Vous aimez la nature ainsi que les activités en plein air? Rejoignez-nous pour une belle expérience au cœur du parc national du Forillon.
    L'Auberge bénéficie d'un cadre exceptionnel. Elle est située au bout de la Péninsule gaspésienne, face à la Baie de Gaspé dans le village de Cap-Aux-Os. L'Auberge de jeunesse est au cœur du Parc National Forillon où vous pourrez profiter de nombreux sentiers de randonnées ainsi que de la présence d'animaux locaux tels que des baleines, phoques, orignaux, ours etc.
    La plage de Cap-aux-os est à 5 min à pieds. Vous pourrez également emprunter nos vélos pour parcourir la péninsule!

    Nous sommes à la recherche de volontaires principalement pour l'entretien des chambres et des espaces communs (surtout pour les protocoles covid stricte), partager les informations touristiques, participer à l'élaboration ainsi qu'à la gestion des événements et la réception si vous restez plus de 3 semaines, etc.
    Nous demandons aux bénévoles une aide de 4 heures / jour, 4 jours par semaine. Les repas ne sont pas inclus, mais nous avons un petit budget avec lequel nous achetons les bases comme les oignons, les huiles et les épices. Nous faisons également souvent de gros repas communs sous forme de cagnottes!

    Si vous êtes disponible, contactez-nous pour nous faire part de votre intérêt!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We're always a big team coliving together. So you will definitely make friends, improve your social skills and learn how to live in a community. We're also located in the middle of a national park and in front of the beach. Our staff goes to the beach and hiking almost everyday. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy the area and your ideas are always welcome.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    - Reception of tourists information about Forillon National Park, registration of new visitors to visit the hostel, inform customers about the operation of the hostel, paying for their stay.
    - Manage Reservations: Reservations taken by phone, internet, management space, checkin, check out.
    - Maintenance of rooms after the departure of travelers: making beds (in private rooms), laundry, cleaning floors, bathrooms, self-kitchen and other common areas.
    - Ability to assist with exterior maintenance.
    - Helping with events

    - Accueil des touristes : informations sur le Parc National Forillon, inscription des nouveaux visiteurs, faire visiter l'Auberge, informer les clients sur le fonctionnement de l'Auberge, règlement des frais de séjour.
    - Gestion des réservations : prise de réservation par téléphone, par internet, gestion de l'espace disponible, checkin-check out.
    - Entretien des chambres après le départ des voyageurs : faire les lits (seulement dans les chambres privées), buanderie, nettoyage des sols, des salles de bain, de l'auto-cuisine et autres parties communes.
    - Possibilité d'aider à l'entretien extérieur.
    - Organisation d'événements.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    8 beds dorm room specifically for volunteers (There is never more than 6 person in there). You can also put your tent Kitchen available so you can cook. Our place is 5 mins walk from a small grocery store, and 5 minutes walk from the beach of Cap-aux-Os.

    Chambre de 8 lits réservées aux volontaires. Accès à la cuisine des voyageurs pour préparer vos repas. L'auberge est située à 5 minutes à pieds d'une petite épicerie, et à 5 minutes à pied de la plage de Cap-aux- Os.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can go to the beach or go hiking in the Forillon National Park. You can go hangout in Gaspé the nearest city and enjoy the microbreweries that are around here. We have a piano, a guitar and cool people to play with (:

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We don't have a big land, but we can alway find a place to put a camper. It is not guaranteed to have access to electricity in your camper, but the hostel, kitchen, showers, bathroom are always available !

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 4 days a week (meals not included, but basics are included : oil, garlic, onions, spices, etc)

Host ref number: 757997922699