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Persons: 6
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 91637
Region: West

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Last Updated: February 23, 2020

Come help us at our small hostel in Truckee, California. We are committed to our guests, art, music and exploring the Sierra Nevada’s lakes, rivers and mountains AND our organic vegetable garden. We collect donations and hold occasional events that benefit the local emergency homeless shelter as well as an outreach team (NNOT).

Our helpers are our family. You would be joining a group that you would spend a lot of time with. This is a social experience.

Our guest accommodations are high quality with custom bunks in shared rooms. Communal amenities include a kitchen, dining room, movie room and sauna. The hostel is in downtown Truckee across from bars & music venues, restaurants, bus station and train station. Ski resorts Squaw Valley, Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, Boreal are all within a 1/2 hour drive (buses also go to the resorts). Guests and volunteers staying here have the opportunity to take part in numerous winter snow sports and play in the mountains, as well as the river and Lake Tahoe in the summer. We are located in the heart of our historic downtown enveloped in the arms of the mountains.

During high season, we generally have longer term international guests as well as shorter term guests from the USA.

We are looking for general help including orienting guests, preparing room, checking guests in and out, organic vegetable gardening (and eating), maintenance, cooking, art, music, and crazy event planning (decorating, playing music)

Do you love the snow and mountains, or want to meet travelers and people from other cultures? We need help keeping running and maintaining the idea of the Redlight in all aspect. We're also looking for creative people to help with murals and art. We need help making it even more of a magical experience for every guest who comes here. The culture is community and family.

It's imperative our volunteers are easy going, and very accepting of a social environment. Computer skills are a plus.

This is not the ideal space for smokers, drinkers or partiers, though social abilities are helpful. We love to have parties, but aren't a party hostel. Please apply if only if you like being around people and sharing communal space. Truckee is a small town, fyi.

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