Our Backpackers is a small hostel in Windhoek with a very family like atmosphere. It is very close to the City Centre, just 10-15 minutes walking distance. Most of the guests are longterm guests who stay here between 3 months and 1 year. Therefore it feels more like living in a shared house than in a hostel.
I was running it with my husband. But we are separated and now I am doing it alone. Therefore I really need some help. Especially during Christmas time and from May to August is when we need some help. But even during the other months of the year it would be fine to have someone who can help. I am not so much interested in work awayers who want to come for 1 week or 2. The minimum to stay here is 3 weeks and more. It takes a bit of time to learn the things so it does not make sense to show someone the work and after learning it the volunteer is gone.
Sometimes we have local interns who are studying tourism who need to do internships who are helping out. We have a big pool and a garden that also needs a lot of attention. A gardener is coming once a week. We have a cat and a dog. The dog likes to be taken out once a day which I cannot always manage but I try to take her out at least 4-5 times a week.
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
The work would be to attend to the guests requests, check in and out. Make bookings and reservations. On the weekends sometimes beds have to be taken off and made new as the cleaner is off on the weekends. Sometimes prepare some breakfast, take the dog out, go shopping, make payments. Repair some little things like exchanging bulbs. You should have a driver license and be an experienced driver. You should not be afraid to drive on the left side. I'm also very happy about people who can keep our social media profile up to date.
English, German any other language is welcome
If possible you will have your own room. But sometimes it's not possible then you would have to share a dormitory with other guests.
If there is a possibility you can join others to visit the typical attractions in Namibia while beeing here. The guests normally travel over the week ends and they rent cars and go by themselves. So there would be possibilities to join them.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
We do not have an hour schedule and we are open during 7 days a week Maximum 25 hours a week volunteering