Experience Santa Cruz

While volunteering

As a hostel volunteer

Our guests and neighbors are essential to our mission, “To help people of all ages gain a greater knowledge, understanding and love of the world through hostelling!”. Please gift us some of your time and knowledge so we can keep hosting amazing travelers.

Local Volunteers

Do you live locally and want to show off your knowledge of Santa Cruz? We would love for you to share it with our guests!

  • Leading tours
  • Cultural outings
  • Hosting hostel events
  • Teaching travel classes


Work-For-Stay Volunteer

We get many applicants for volunteer (work-for-stay) positions, and we are highly selective. We only select work-for-stay volunteers through the Worldpackers platform and encourage you to apply through that channel if interested.


  • 20-22 hours/week
  • Dormitory accommodations are provided
  • Clean, garden and socialize with guests

Apply to volunteer

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