Jobs and volunteer opportunities in our Hostels 

Lazy Duck Hostel, Nethy Bridge, Cairngorms National Park:

Assistant Manager

35 hour week, 28 days holiday, £20,020:This is a non resident post and would suit someone living close to Nethy Bridge.

8 bed hostel 3 eco huts for couples 4 pitch summer lightweight camping ground.

Green Tourism Business gold award; VisitScotland 4 star hostel; Cairngorms National Park Design Award 2012 winner

If you are a natural host with 'crofter competence' in hospitality, housekeeping, gardening, grounds keeping, property maintenance and small scale livestock management then we would really like to hear from you.

You would be supporting our established resident managers and small local team by being available to work mornings, evenings and weekends according to operational requirements . You should be well able to offer complete quality operational cover in the managers' absence. Computer competence in managing phone calls, correspondence and an online booking & payments system is therefore a must. 

To fulfil our working practices and respond to any emergency call out you are best living as near as possible to Nethy Bridge and have your own transport. As we host families with children you will need to provide an appropriate Disclosure Scotland check. 

To arrange initial discussion or to ask for more information please contact managers, JC and Jo Unda at with full details of your own relevant experience. 

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Hostel Assistant - Morag's Lodge, Loch Ness

Morag's Lodge is a multi-award-winning hostel located in the stunning village of Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness. The hostel is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, has a lively atmosphere and fun-loving team. 

So if you love the outdoors and fancy having Nessie as a neighbour then we may have the role for you - Make it your job to showcase Highland Hospitality at its best! 

Full training will be provided, live-in accommodation available, contracts are full-time and will run until October 2016.

General Assistance is required throughout the hostel, ensuring the operation and control of the hostel in a safe, clean and hospitable manner, with focus on exceptional service standards and delivery of outstanding overnight experiences for guests. Duties include housekeeping, kitchen, bar, reception, and general awesomeness. We are a fun-loving and hard-working team so only apply if you're awesome! 

To apply please complete an online application form here:

Inveraray Hostel, Argyll: Opportunity to run the Hostel

Would you like to run a hostel? Here is an opportunity -- no initial payment or mortgage required! You need to be a hostels enthusiast, and have some experience at administration. Inveraray Hostel is located in a small town in the Southern Highlands of Scotland, amid fine scenery.  We have 28 beds, and are open to travellers for 8 months of the year, with sole-use groups during the winter months. We have a range of possibilities.  You could be resident at the hostel and work up to 5 days per week during the open season, with free accommodation during the winter season.  Or you could do much of the work from a different location on a part-time basis, and visit the hostel at intervals.

If you are interested, please send an email, telling us your experience in administration and computers. Please also tell us of your experience of hostels, whether it is by working in them or just staying in them.  Our email address is: Click here for the website>

Inchndamph Lodge Hostel / B&B, Assynt, Nr Lochinver, Sutherland: General Assistant required

This is a fantastic opportunity to spend the summer in the Scottish northern highlands.   We are seeking 1 or 2 General Assistants to join our team running a busy hostel/B&B in the heart of the spectacular Assynt mountains in the north west Scottish highlands.  Based in a former highland shooting lodge, we offer 30 hostel beds and about 16 beds in private B&B rooms to groups, families & individuals. The position is available until mid October 2016

We are looking for folk to help with all aspects of operating the Lodge; setting out our self-serve breakfast; general cleaning & housekeeping; reception / office / admin tasks; some overnight on-call duties and general maintenance and gardening.  The job hours are about 35 hours per week over 5 days in the week, Applicants must have good command of English. Accommodation is available if required at no charge. See details of the Lodge on our website and for more on Assynt visit
For further details please contact Chris via e-mail

Loch Ness Backpackers, Drumnadrochit - Volunteer Opportunities

Loch Ness Backpackers are looking for volunteers who can work for 3 - 4 hours a day in return for free accommodation. For more information visit their website 

Smugglers Hostel, Cairngorms National Park - Volunteer Opportunities

The Smugglers Hostel is a lovely, small community run hostel in the village of Tomintoul, in the Cairngorms National Park. We are looking for trustworthy, sociable, hardworking and flexible volunteers with good spoken English. The work will involve helping to clean the hostel, occasional food preparation and greeting and checking in our guests.

Our volunteers can join us anytime from May to September and preferably stay at least one month, but longer may be possible. We ask for 24 hours work a week spread over 4 days. This work will involve weekends and some evenings and above all you need to be flexible as every day is different!  You would have 3 free days each week to explore our beautiful surroundings and pursue your own interests. Outdoor activity opportunities are quite wonderful in this part of the highlands and wildlife is on our doorstep, as is the stunning landscape of the Cairngorm Mountains.

In return, you will be provided with a bed in a small dorm, your own secure locker, free Wifi, use of a bike and a daily breakfast. There is also a large kitchen and communal lounge for you to make use of. Family evening meals are also sometimes offered by the hostel manager and there is the opportunity for you to get involved with local events and make new friends.

If this position interests you please apply by email telling us about yourself, your relevant skills and why you want to be a volunteer here. We will also need your telephone number, a recent photograph of yourself and the contact details for two people who will provide references for you. We look forward to hearing from you! Kerry, Hostel Manager

Galloway Activity Centre

Galloway Activity Centre, Loch Ken, near Castle Douglas. Galloway Activity Centre offers a range of seasonal salaried jobs and volunteer placements.  Click here for more information on their website .

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