Guesthouse in Birmingham, UK, looking for volunteers
We are a guesthouse (Only 3 rooms now due to the crisis) in the centre of Birmingham, the second biggest city in the UK full of opportunities. The location is very good since you can go walking everywhere.
We offer 50% of days off and Birmingham is in the centre of the UK so it’s perfect for exploring other cities like London (From £3 by bus), Liverpool (£5), Bristol, Manchester etc. Very good environment sharing with other 2/3 helpers, guests, and in the heart of the city where there are a lot of activities like parties, dancing lessons (Some of them free) and trekking activities, cycling, etc. We can give you tips about international organisations for meeting more people and participating in their activities for free, and travel tips to save money since we have backpacking
We are a team of people including myself who are always in touch in Whatsapp but also we have meals together, and we can introduce you our friends in Birmingham if you want to go out to events, parties or trekking activities, etc. The helpers share a room just for them and the kitchen with other guests and the managers, and sometimes we organise barbecues etc.
We provide money for food and you can cook in the 2 kitchens where guests and managers cook too.
What type of host are you?
What are you looking for help with?
What’s the mission of your community?
Our mission is to offer decent accommodation in the center of Birmingham at an affordable price since there is a need for this kind of accommodation, especially during this crisis.
How many volunteers could you host?
I can host Groups of volunteers
When would you need volunteers?
All year long
How many hours of help per day?
- 4-5 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week?
- 4 days of help per week – 3 days off
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations
50% days off, 20-25h in total per week.
Sometimes when we don’t have enough helpers we cannot give 50% days off but at least 2 and of course, no more than 20-25h per week of help is required. Shared room but when we have empty rooms helpers can have their own room, especially in 2020 there are always free rooms
Are accommodation and food included?
Yes, we offer food and accommodation
What type of accommodation can you provide?
- Private Room
- Dormitory/shared rooms
Diet – nutrition information
We give £40 per week as money for food so you can buy what you want. We will tell you tricks where to find offers.
We keep the money for food for the first 4 weeks and we give all that money on the last day if the helper gives 2 weeks notice that he is leaving to avoid last-minute helpers departures allowing us enough time for planning
VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters?
No! we cannot help with Visa/invitation letters – similar requests will be ignored.
With just 20-25 hours per week given for the helping, you have all the remaining time each day to explore the city, its cultures, hidden gems, its people and its life. How much you learn, experience and take away is totally your choice and your work ethic to strive forward and experience.
Birmingham is the second-largest city in the UK with one of the most diverse ranges of cultures and people and an open city full of natural scenery and modern architecture, including more than 500 parks. With a vast range of entertainment, public places and nightlife the helper will gain from many levels of social, economic, cultural and language diversities.
The role within the hostel will provide opportunities to improve in the English language and many others as we host guests from all over the world. Furthermore, the role will provide business knowledge of the service industry including the experience needed to run a hostel or B&B and the necessary skills to maintain one.
The role will also provide opportunities to build a business and social connections with guests and people in the UK to further create career paths for the future
What to do in the free time
This is the perfect place if you want to meet people, enjoy Birmingham (The 2nd UK city with a lot of opportunities and also hiking spots nearby), travel around the UK (London £3. Liverpool £5, etc).
English and Spanish
How to get to your site
Walking from train/bus station (30 mins), bus (£2.40), but hitchhiking is pretty easy too, especially from Liverpool, Manchester or Bristol, we can provide more info about this as well as best airports to fly to apart from Birmingham Airport
Is there internet access?
Host Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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