Jacques Brel youth hostel (BEL-22)


Type: Office Work: Administration, Office Work: Communication - Country: Belgium

Brief description and main aims

The association is affiliated to Hostelling International, the founding movement of the Youth Hostels.  As such, it offers accommodation to young people in particular (but not exclusively) who travel individually, with friends or in groups.

It offers basic hotel services: catering (canteen with sustainable label), meeting rooms, a bar with local  and craft beers. The association is also recognised by the Youth Service of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation as a meeting and accommodation centre and organises activities with young people aimed at developing their reflection on the world around them and taking an active part in it.

Main Activities

Activities with young people aimed at developing their reflection on the world around them and taking an active part in it.

Volunteer tasks

Being an alternative hostel, the work carried out by volunteers will be mainly related to general management of welcoming travellers, cleaning, creating friendly antmosphere and organising activities for guests.

Creation and implementation of activities with the public (exhibitions, debates, visits, karoke, etc)
Helping with the association's sustainability initiatives (reducing food waste, permaculture, etc.)
Helping with the smooth running of the service (occasional help with washing up and cleaning
the rooms)
Helping to welcome users and running the bar

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should be at least 18 years old abd be able to speak English and/or French.

Location

The project is located in the city of Brussels.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Volunteer will be accommodated in a single room in the spaces of the Jacque Brel youth hostel. The shower and the toilet are to be shared with another volunteer.

More Information

Number of volunteers in the project: 2

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