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. Desired skills include construction, website design, online marketing, massage therapy, yoga instructor and IT specialist. This list is not all inclusive and if you think you can do something we would find useful then let us know. 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. If you think you are too good to scrub the occasional toilet then you need not apply.
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 -thick skinned (if you get annoyed easily we 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 -the Costa Rican government does not permit work in exchange for housing -criminal record -we will do background checks on all potential Volunteers -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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a passport sized 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.