Looking for volunteers in an Hostel in David, Panama

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 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    A small hostel which has seven years of operation and is located in David, Panama. I first knew David in 1981 and I now live permanently here since about 9 years. We have a mix of guest backpackers from all over the world as well as regular national customers. We live with 4 dogs and many cats. I am hoping to have one and up to 3 volunteers at a time for any periods of the year. If you have a friend interested you are allowed to bring him/her along (no couples though, I have no private room for couple volunteers).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Visit and experience the living and culture in Chiriquí, Panama. We are located in David, the second biggest city of the Republic and centered in the province of Chiriquí with a closed walking distance to the bus terminal where you can go visit different places in Chiriquí, Panama. Lots of day trip at one hour or less and inexpensive public transportation to visit beaches, mountains, volcano, waterfalls, canyons, rivers, carnival and fairs, coffee farms, etc. Also, nearby is the farmers market, central park and all the commodity a city has to offer. An opportunity to learn Spanish while also meeting people from all over the world. In David we have good Spanish teachers and language schools.

  • Help


    One easy task to do is only to wash the floor, walls or dusting while watching the place for a few hours, meanwhile, I go out do my errands which is always close by and easy to reach me by phone.
    Also possible projects depending of your skills and interests could be some simple maintenance or construction projects such as installing shelves for the cats, painting, do some gardening. If someone is more of a handy person, project such as tiles work, install TV support, mirrors, doors knobs, sand furniture to varnish, etc.
    I am seeking volunteers that are respectful to others, with positive attitude, motivated, responsible and try their best. The schedule is early on the morning (around 8am) for 3 hours of help for 5 days per week; two days off. You will have plenty of time off to visit the province of Chiriquí on day trips, learn Spanish or chill if you prefer.
    We offer free shelter but no food included (I have a special borring diet) which explain only 15 hours per week. You can use the kitchens and purchase fresh food available every day at only a few minutes walking distance from here. I am open to receive up to 2 or 3 volunteers at the time for more company and more fun experience.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Our Hostel is conveniently located in walking distance to all central David facilities and at the same time in a quiet residential area.
    We have 4 bedrooms. Right now two are set with comfortable solid metal bunk beds and bathrooms. We also have two private room for guests. Each volunteer will occupy a bed in the dormitory shared with guests. Volunteers has some drawers to keep their personal effects reasonably tidy.
    The other common areas shared with the guest of the hostel are two complete kitchens, laundry, front and back terraces and yard. We have WIFI, Smart TV, a pool table and hammocks. As an unusual hostel, we are pet friendly. Our dogs are well used to people and reasonably quiet. We try to keep the cats off the bedrooms.
    Being very central David, you will find within walking distance the central bus terminal, an everyday farmer's market (fresh fruits, veggies, fish and more), supermarkets, "Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra" Park and shopping stores, ATM, banks, Western Union, pharmacies, doctors, restaurants, bars, casinos, movie theater, museum, etc.
    Lots of easy planned day trip by inexpensive public transportation to visit as described below.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Depending on your interests, for example, you can get to live the Panamanian cultural celebrations and carnivals. You can join an art, music group, take Spanish, Latino dancing or photography lessons. Or, just have a walk to the park and enjoy the iguanas, birds, squirrels and the people. Discover the culture of indigenous and Latinos. We are in the biggest city of the province of Chiriquí and within walking distance you will find movie theatre, the old Barrio Bolívar, museum, bar, casinos, the central bus terminal where transportation is inexpensive and buses will bring you to many interesting places, touristic area or not. On a one day-trip, you might like to visit places such as beaches (Las Lajas, La Barqueta), various waterfalls, canyon, river, hot springs, Boquete, Volcano Barú, Cero Punta, horse riding, hot springs, go shopping at the border of Costa Rica, join a sightseeing tour, rafting, climbing, visit a coffee farm and factory, and more.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Good internet connection

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    15 hours per week (no food)

Host ref number: 983839728657

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