Volunteering Position in Costa Rica

Not sure what you want to do with your life? Have you realized a degree does not mean a fast track to wealth? Interested in living in a tropical paradise? Willing to work for very little (very little=nothing, but you get a free bed to sleep in)? We are always looking for friendly, customer service oriented volunteers who possess skills that can help make Castle Tam one of the best hostels in San Jose. Job description includes working reception, cleaning, going to the bus stop to find backpackers, doing laundry and assembling and disassembling bunk beds to meet guests’ requirements among other things.

Requirements for Volunteers
-speak English fluently
-some proficiency in Spanish (fluency in other languages a plus)
-some University or, if 18, proof of attending University during the next semester
-ability to use Microsoft Office products i. e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint
-willingness to learn new things
-think skinned (if you get flustered easily recommend seeking employment elsewhere)

-you get to live in Costa Rica
-free housing
-experience for someone interested in entering the hospitality industry and/or eventually owning their own hostel
-flexible schedule so you can travel to the beach on a regular basis
-a sociable atmosphere with bars and restaurants only four blocks away
-a chance to interact with backpackers on a daily basis

Disqualifiers for Volunteering
-sole Costa Rican citizenship
-criminal record
-drug addiction
-this is not a methadone clinic or rehab, if you have a problem with drugs you should seek help
-violent tendencies

If volunteering at Castle Tam sounds like something you would be interested in email your CV to [email protected]. Include a photo as well as a contact number so we can conduct a phone interview. In the Subject box of the email type your Last name, First name followed by “Interested in Volunteering”. In the body of the email type a personal message describing why you are interested in volunteering at Caste Tam Hostel.




Job first posted: 01 July 2012