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Perhentian Island
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.6
Persons: 4
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 39891
Country: Malaysia

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Last Updated: March 2, 2020

We are One of BEST place ever happened in Perhentian Island. Do check our Facebook Page, TripAdvisor, HostelWorld and Airbnb for Credential of our claims.

We need volunteers for season 2020 from March to October. We are looking for Reception, Housekeeping & Gardener.

We are into our 6th year of operation as campsite hostel operator at Perhentian Island of east coast peninsular, Malaysia. Situated on RainForest Beach on the Perhentian Kecil (Small) Island. Even though we`re campsite but we do operate more of hostel style. Our concept is eco-island-nature living with twist of island style living in small paradise.

We got best of both world by having Forest and Sea on a quiet part of the world famous Perhentian Island. We offers tranquility back to nature and peaceful island living with Forest camping experience, access to secluded beach with great seaview, warm clean seawater and beautiful sunset. (see pictures on our Instagram page - raincamp.perhentian).

At the moment we operates 20 dome tents, a sunset bar and a small restaurant. Some of our tents are on platform & some on the ground. 1 tent is meant for 2 adult that comes with mattress and pillow (tent height 180cm X 220cm width).

Volunteer Helpers will be lodged in our staff tents. Among help are revolved around managing, operating and improvising the campsite, cafe area, bar, surrounding and to beautify the place! There`s also plenty of work that can be done around the campsite, so you can work wherever your skill-sets are best utilised. And help us to RECYCLE things!

A PLUS: We need people with creative minds to help decorate our tents and cafe. The theme is focused around eco-island-nature.


We are NOW looking for 2-4 helpers to fulfill the requirements below!

COUPLE LAW: we don't take Couple unless they don`t mind and AGREE to take rest day Separately, different shifts and different we had few incidences when couple worked together they are not productive and often has team work issue with other fellow volunteers, anyway by end of day can be couple again!

P/S: we have 1 small dog (Nolla) at the moment, would be good if you`re familiar with dog!

Helper - Receptionist/HouseKeeping

Main task
b) Manage booking, reservation and availabilities of tent and guest arrival calendar
c) Manage guest registration, checkIN, checkOUT, extended stay, updating the booking board at the reception with relevant information for each week!Also to do HouseKeeping tasks
d) Being friendly and welcoming with the guests, hospitality with the customers, helpers are also encouraged to communicate more with guests.

AdHoc task
e) Find potential customers to come eat at the cafe, do BBQ party, walk-in guest for tent rent, manage bar business
f) to beautify and tidy up the areas, decorate the tents with island nature concept
g) to help decorates and furnish the interior design of the "glamping" tent with island nature concept
h) Housekeeping
i) Gardening (if you are good at landscaping, that would be good)
j) General cleaning (dishwashing too)

Be a Self-Starter and TEAM player!!!
Most days there will not be a set plan or schedule that will be passed down to you apart of the Tasks list given above. You should take notice of what needs to be done and take the initiative. Every volunteer has great ideas and we`re really looking forward to hearing about yours.

Availability: intake March/April/May/June/July/August/September/October 2020

We works with 2 shifts and rotation of tasks (Morning/Afternoon). Average work hours are 5-6 hours per day, 6 days per week with 1 rest day. However it is important to cater to the guests and their needs when required, ad-hoc additional hours if we have many guest when thing get Busy or some hiccup with other fellow volunteers commitment!

Volunteer duration : average 2-4 weeks (maximum duration = your attitudes)

Your duration is actually depends on your ATTITUDES. If we finds you are not suitable with us and not a team player, we will ask you to leave early!

Suitable Volunteer Helpers:
- Those who LIKES and APPRECIATES eco-natures, sun, island, sea, beach, sea breeze, fish, turtle ;-)
- Character that of HUMBLE, FRIENDLY, PROACTIVE, acceptable ATTITUDES, open thinking, adventurous, hard learner and most Important RESPECT the local Culture!
- Love QUIET RELAX setting, CLEANliness and tidiness
- Those who love dog
- Experienced in hospitality industry. Have worked in Safari camp style chalet or glamping resort, travel lodge or hostel or chalet, or adventure camp and experienced in outdoor landscaping, gardening.
- If you don`t have of those above experiences, we are still willing to give you a CHANCE to proof yourself but MUST have genuine interest and enthusiasm!!!

Working Attire: You may work in beach wear or bikini top as its on secluded beach anyway ;-))

Languages spoken
Main: English
Others: German, French, Italy, Spain, etc

Guest profile: our most common guest profiles are European travellers that wants to indulge in peacefulness and enjoy natures at its best.

In return for your helps, you will be REWARDED with;
- Get to visit nearby places of attraction, other nearby beaches and island with us on non-busy days
- Eat with us
- Stay in jungle dome tent accommodation (alone or shared depending on avaibility)
- Bi-Weekly company entertainment and BBQ party or others
- FREE trips like snorkelling trip, island hopping, fishing trip or picnic trip at private island
- You can swims everyday, shower by the beach and Sun tan guaranteed ;-P

IMPORTANT NOTICE: this are our little nature "heaven" and private paradise. No alcohol or drugs are permitted at the campground!!! Only consume alcohol at the cafe area. In return, our guests and friends get a unique life experience as NO over limit alcohol (tipsy is OK ;-)

How to get here from Kuala Lumpur: You can go from Kuala Lumpur by night bus as it stop at Kuala Besut Pier early morning the next day or fly to Kota Bahru airport and take airport taxi to Kuala Besut Pier. Then take fast speed boat ride direct to our place.

Whatelse you need to know:

The Tents:
Each tent comes with mattress, pillows and bed-sheet. We do Not provide fan, blanket, towel and sleeping beg. 1 tent for one or two volunteers depending on avaibility.

Toilet and Shower:
We offer "shared" western style toilet and sky-roof shower. Only clean fresh water at the moment. Hot water very soon!

Electricity and Internet:
We have generator that will start operation from 630pm till midnite. Plugs, charging station and power banks are available at cafe area. We do NOT provide internet and wifi. Alternatively you can still access 3G mobile internet and phoneline using mobile operator CELCOM simcard, its highly recommended to use CELCOM as their signal reception is the best within the area. You can buy and get their Starter pack at the mainland shops or 7-Eleven shop near Kuala Besut jetty. (Get CELCOM MAGIC SIMcard data package as it works well here)

Here`s what you can do during your FREE time but NO Trouble please. You can enjoy swims in the sea, sunbath, yoga on the beach, explore the nearby areas and beaches or take a hike to watch the sunset and sunrise, etc. Among possible things to do: Day time - Swims, SunBath, Relax in hammock, Chill by the beach, Snorkelling, Trekking, Photography, Fishing trip, etc. Night time - Watch SunSet, wait for turtle to come lay eggs on the beach, swims with glowing plankton, watch night sky full of stars and wish for shooting one! Animal Sighting: Lots of fishes and corals around the area, ground squirrel, monitor lizard, turtle, gecko, various type of insects and protected bird species. You can also walks to nearby beaches, fisherman village and main areas like CoralBay and LongBeach.

You`ll quickly find out that we`re pretty laid back TEAM that operates and manages the place! Our CREWS are helpful, humble, funny (maybe crazy too depend on how you interpret it ;) and we are well respected people in the island. We truly do want you to enjoy your time here with us. We`d love for you to learn about our culture and we`re excited to learn about yours. Although people in the past tried to take advantage of our cheerful and giving nature, we believe most people are not like that and we`ll continue to leave our doors open to volunteer helpers who want to help us to make it Better, Efficient and more Eco-friendly!

Many of our Guests turn out to be our FRIENDS after their stays with us so we hope when you come as volunteer HELPERS, leave as our BUDDIES!!!

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