Help build a hikers’ community hostel in the heart of Dilijan National Park, Armenia



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    If you love exploring forests and mountains, have strong DIY skills, and enjoy meeting new people, this might be the Workaway opportunity for you. Our mission is to build a community hub for hikers and outdoor lovers in the heart of Dilijan National Park, ready to open in the summer of 2022.

    With our doors opening in July, we're looking for volunteer hosts, housekeepers and gardeners to welcome guests and keep the hostel clean and well-managed throughout the summer. During your time with us, you will have your own bedroom (shared with other volunteers) as well as full use of the hostel facilities.

    As well as providing a community hub for trail users local and international, our goal for this social enterprise is to help sustain the trail network in Dilijan National Park, either by generating funds through the hostel business itself, or having our guests join in with volunteer trail maintenance days we'll be running throughout the season.

    We are co-founders of the Transcaucasian Trail, a long-distance trail network being built across the Caucasus, and this will be the first dedicated hikers' hostel on the trail. If you're keen to be part of this mission, and like the idea of spending time in one of Armenia's best-loved beauty spots, we'd love to hear from you!

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Mantenimiento general

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    You’ll be based in the heart of Dilijan’s old town, within easy reach of the National Park’s extensive network of trails, making this a perfect base for exploring northern Armenia and spending time in some of the best mountain and forest wildernesses in the country. We have strong ties to many local businesses and entrepreneurs and can connect you with almost any opportunity you might imagine.

  • Ayuda


    Between the months of June and October (potentially November), we will be looking for volunteers to help run the hostel. Working hours will be split between morning check-out/housekeeping and evening check-in and hosting, meaning you can get out on the trails and enjoy the long summer days. Daily duties will include cleaning, housekeeping, and checking-in/checking-out guests. Extra staff will be present during weekends, which tend to be the busiest.

    On quiet days, we will also be tasking volunteers with a wide variety of practical and creative work – renovation, construction, decoration, upcycling old furniture, creating furnishings from discarded and donated materials, and creating a friendly and warm atmosphere for hikers. Examples include DIY and carpentry projects to improve the facilities in communal spaces for, maintaining and improving paths around the property, weeding and planting garden areas, processing firewood, and improving the appearance of the hostel using donated and found materials.

    We will expect each volunteer to contribute 25 hours a week on a flexible weekly timetable, and we’re looking for people who can commit to a stay of at least one month. We will strongly encourage you to go hiking in the area as often as possible so that you can share your experiences with other volunteers.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Persian (Farsi): Fluido
    Armenian: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    We have private sleeping spaces for two volunteers in bunk-beds in one of the two hostel dormitories. You’ll have the use all of the communal facilities at the hostel, and you’ll also have access to a storage room and workshop with a large range of tools.

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    Algo más...

    We’re long-time international travellers, as well as experts on the local area and the hiking opportunities in the national park. We can help you arrange local transport to explore the region more widely during your free time. We speak the local language and are here to help you get the most out of your time here!

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We have a 50mbps unlimited internet connection with WiFi, and we both work from home on our own projects. Dilijan is a very calm and relaxing place to work remotely!

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    There is a public parking area 50m from our house for larger vehicles, and we have a private driveway on which we may be able to accommodate a small van (Sprinter/Transit/4x4 or similar). It might be necessary to move it occasionally for deliveries or construction vehicles.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 256326134144