Volunteer at Igloo
These opportunities are available to all persons aged 18+ with the right to work in the UK (we accept working visas, UK and EU passports). Suitable for people who are reliable and able to communicate in English at high intermediate level. You must also be capable of carrying out the different tasks involved.
You will be supporting the Igloo team in a variety of tasks including housekeeping, cleaning, welcoming guests as well as some general maintenance including decorating and ground keeping. It is important that you are flexible and open-minded to perform the tasks involved with volunteering within a hostel environment.
You will be a valued member of our hostel team and be given guidance and training to carry out all the duties you will be involved with. We have strong team ethics and will always ensure that you will be given a full introduction to your volunteer role.
Accommodation and food allowances are available while you are volunteering. You will need to provide your own meals at all other times and self-catering facilities are available.
We are looking for people who can support the hostel for a period of minimum 6- 8 weeks or more, 20-24 hours per week.
If it sounds like: “that’s for me!” please send us your CV via firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us a bit more about yourself.
Some of our lovely volunteers have written all about their time in Nottingham. Check out our blog to read about Taru from Finland who spent 3 months in 2017 volunteering at Igloo, she wrote a great piece on her experiences which you can see HERE.
Selina from Germany (2017)
Tick, tock, goes the clock! After 6 planned weeks, which eventually expanded into 2 months, my time at Igloo Hostel is over. With a backpack and lots of beautiful memories I am flying back to Germany. Beautiful memories, which I will never forget about. I am from Germany and I stayed 2 months in the Igloo Hostel in Nottingham. I worked as a volunteer, which means that I worked 20-24 hours per week, changing beddings and cleaning the hostel. In return, I was allowed to stay here for free, meet amazing people and have a great time. A time full of exploring and enjoying. Fun night outs, interesting conversations, adventerous daytrips etc.. I got to known to Nottingham, a lovely city in England, and simultaneously met people from the whole world. From my neighbour country France to the far Australia. It was a colourful culture mixture in the heart of the UK.I definitely recommend you to come here. For myself, I visit the city again for sure.
Georgina from Australia (2017)
I arrived at Igloo Hybrid planning to stay as a volunteer for 2 months, but I am now reaching my 4th month here and plan to stay the length of the year. This is due to the incredibly warm and friendly environment here, and the absolutely wonderful staff. All the volunteers make a great effort to ensure the hostel is clean and well maintained. I have travelled a lot and stayed in at least 6 different hostels, but this one is my favourite so far!
Nottingham is a gorgeous city with lots of beautiful parks and cafes to explore during the day. Some of my fondest memories are at Wollaton Hall, an expansive park rife with deer and squirrels, and complete with a stunning lake. Breakfast is always a battle between pain au chocolat at 200 Degrees, a hearty English breakfast at Edin’s, or the fluffy pancakes from Warsaw Diner. With many laid-back sports bars, atmospheric taverns, and energetic dancing joints, there is something for everyone in the evening. My personal favourite is the gothic themed pub ‘Pit and Pendulum’, pumping out rock and metal music every night of the week. But when I really want to party hard, the infamous Rock City is the place to be. I could not recommend Nottingham and Igloo Hostel enough!
Living in Nottingham
Nottingham is a compact yet fun and friendly city in the heart of England. Full of hidden gems, independent shops, vintage stores, activities and historic sites. There is a vibrant night life here with Hockley being a great area for clubbing, cafes, arts cinemas and loads more. With a train station and major bus routes all through the city it's easy to travel and explore further on days off. Living at Igloo Hostels is a super easy and fun way to make friends here too.. living and working together means we get to know each other quickly and often go out for drinks, dinner or cook meals as a group together each week. We are a big happy multi-national family!