Jobs and volunteer opportunities in our Hostels 

Galloway Activity Centre, Dumfriesshire

Are you gregarious, motivated, efficient and confident.  Then this job is for you.We are looking for seasonal help in a busy outdoor activity centre.  You will be operating our front of house, meeting and greeting customers, taking bookings, dealing with enquiries, helping with basic accounting, supervising housekeeping and a little more...Admin skills, great organisation and an understanding of housekeeping, flexible, unafraid to put the hours in and must have a sense of humour  are all essential. It's a tough, demanding job with lots of responsibility. All the equipment at the centre is available for your use out of hours.  Food and basic accommodation can be provided. 


Apply to Richard or Ben with CV

Lazy Duck Hostel, Nethy Bridge, Cairngorms National Park: 

If you are interested in looking ahead to Spring 2017 for a Volunteer Helper Project, please get in touch with us at any time from now. Pro-active, self-motivated 'can do' people are always welcome. For the last 14 years Volunteer Helpers have joined in with the management and maintenance of this 8-bed hostel & light-weight camping ground with ducks, hens, sheep, Django the dog, poly tunnel, gardens and woodlands. All of this is within a 6 acre homestead in Nethy Bridge in the Cairngorms National Park, Scottish Highlands.

"Small is Beautiful" - we take our sustainable living obligations seriously and are holders of the Green Tourism Business Gold Award.  While making sure we give everything we can to our guests, we also have a lot of fun. 

Our options for volunteering throughout the season are as follows:

March 2017 for between a 4 - 6 month period
May 2017 for a 2 month period
July for a 2 month period
September for a 2 month period

Full details about options for volunteering at Lazy Duck can be found our website volunteering page 

David and Valery  

Juan Carlos & Joanna ( JC & Jo), Managers

Nicole, Assistant Manager

plus local staff and international volunteer summer and winter helpers.

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 is available, 

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:

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 the Galloway Activity Centre website .

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