Work Stay opportunities are a great way to see the world on a budget! They allow travelers to live in a different culture for extended periods of time while working for businesses in exchange for room and board. Our hostel offers 6 to 10 of these volunteer positions at a time year round to qualified applicants who want to visit Puerto Rico and really experience the island of Vieques like a local. 


Our amazing volunteers are what make the Lazy Hostel such a great island destination! They run the show cleaning bathrooms, checking in guests, painting furniture, making beds and running events. They also help clean and maintain Lazy Jacks, our attached bar and restaurant, which is open later than anywhere else on the island! Volunteers work 25 hours per week for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months and in exchange receive a bed, food and lots of other perks.  


Heads up! The work we do at the hostel is real and while it may not often be strenuous there is a lot to do so we're looking for some specific traits. If you think a part time job in paradise sounds like a good time check our calendar for available dates and fill out an application!

What You Get:

  • A bed in our shared volunteer housing

  • One Free meal a day (up to $20 at attached bar) plus a shared pantry including chicken, pasta, sauce, cheese, bread, ham, among other things.  

  • Volunteers get 50 cents off all alcoholic drinks at Lazy Jacks 

  • A part time schedule so you have time to explore the island!

All About Our

Work Stay



Learn MORE!

Here's what we're looking for in our ideal workaway volunteer!

There are so many benefits! Food and a bed are just the beginning

All volunteers are asked to sign this Work Stay Agreement  upon arival.

Want to apply? Complete and return the written interview.

Positions currently open from Now through the end of the year, please email us at 

info "at" if you are interested!


What You Give:

  • A full day's work. That means from the time you clock in to the time you clock out you're working to make the hostel a better, cleaner place where our guests can really enjoy their time on the island. Work might include picking up trash, making beds, talking to guests, leading events, computer work, painting and much more

  • Attention to detail is a must!!  We need volunteers who are self motivated when managers are not available to give tasks . They can see that something is dirty and clean it

  • Awesome customer service whether it's helping a guest set up a tour or making sure they get enough breakfast - it's all about keeping our guests happy

  • A positive and productive attitude with customers, coworkers and managers. We work and live together as a team so everyone does their best every day

To Workstay?


So you've read the documents, Googled Vieques, looked at our facebook page and now you're like "LET'S DO THIS!"  


We're excited to hear from you! All you need to do now is complete the written interview and email it to We'll do our best to get back to you within one week of your application.


  • Applicants  must be between 18 and 40 years old.

  • Non US citizens must obtain a Work VISA (The hostel cannot sponsor VISAs)

We host volunteers from all over the world! Meet our current volunteers to see the type of people you could be working with.