Live-Work Volunteering Opportunities (work exchange) 

We are often looking for fun, dynamic, motivated and entrepreneurial people to join our amazing team as Resident Advisors at DC's newest hostel and live onsite for free in exchange for working a specified number of hours per week and making a commitment to stay for at least a minimum number of months.

If you are interested in joining our team to help out at our hostel in exchange for free accommodation, please fill out the form below.

If you are seeking a short term volunteering experience instead, please find our listings on these websites:,, or   

More Information About the Resident Advisor Position:

The position has these requirements:
1. Live on-site in an exclusive team dorm room (for resident advisors only).
2. Commit to live onsite for 4 months at minimum. 
3. Work 24 hours per week. Our shifts are approx. 8 hours long. 
4. Be able to do at least two shifts per week overnight (11pm-7am) if needed. 

You will receive free accommodation in a dorm room exclusively for Resident Advisors only. (No other guests). The dorm room includes your own bed and storage space. Free breakfast is provided each morning as well. 

Of course, you will receive training from our managers on how to do all your duties, plus follow up and constant contact with all of us so that you never feel confused about what to do or how to do anything. 

This position is for anyone seeking a minimum stay of four months in exchange for working 24 hours per week including some overnights. 

Due to U.S. laws, all Resident Advisors must have legal permission to work in the United States. If you are a U.S. citizen then you already do have that permission. If you are an international visitor, you must have a visa which allows you to work in the United States.

The Resident Advisor will be responsible for providing service to hostel guests and includes working at these three main positions:
1. Working at the front desk
2. Cleaning duties and making beds
3. Helping with fun guest events

If that sounds like a fit for you, please fill out our form below.  

Name *
Are you interested in a working at HighRoad Hostel in exchange for free accommodation? *
Can you commit to work 24 hours per week, with at least two days off per week? *
Can you commit to stay in this position for at least 4 months? *
Can you commit to doing overnights, knowing that you will be in a shared dorm (albeit exclusive to team members) *
When is the earliest date you can start?
When is the earliest date you can start?
When is the latest date we need to get back to you by?
When is the latest date we need to get back to you by?
Are you flexible with your start-date? *
Are you planning a vacation/mini-holiday during the duration of your stay here? *
Are you a U.S. Citizen? *
Please note: Please do not call our front desk to check on the status of your application. Because we want our team at our front desk to be able to focus on serving our guests and customers, please do not call us or email us directly at the hostel.