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Surf Camp Westport, Ireland

5 reviews5

Give a hand at our awesome lodge! :)

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This host has received 4 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Expand your social consciousness
A traveler felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
Connect with nature
A traveler recommended this experience for reconnecting with nature
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Surf lessons
Take free surf classes at the local beaches.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

As a volunteer in with us your working day will be planned out by the Manager of the lodge where they will be on hand to help with work and show you what needs to be done, we like to keep a balance where we work but also enjoy ourselves! The main tasks of the job will be to make guests feel welcome, help create a friendly and fun atmosphere and to help with cleaning and keeping the place looking clean and tidy.

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Additional Fee Required

On our party weekends meals are all covered but weekday volunteers would have to provide their own food.


  • Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 30 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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5 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Surf Camp


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

1 Get in touch with nature

1 Developing social awareness

1 Developing environmental awareness

1 Meeting international travelers

1 Meeting locals

1 Creating true social impact



Pack your bags, get on a plane to Ireland, and get your ass over here. You won't regret it.

8 months ago



My time with Big Style has been amazing and I am so grateful for this beautiful experience.
Killadoon is quiet and georgeus and the lodge is unique. Everything is wonderful around there but the best of all are the people that work in it.
If you are looking for a nice spot with the best people, Big Style is the place.
Thank you for the funny moments, for all that kidness and for making me feel at home.

11 months ago

United Kingdom


I had an amazing time with Big Style - the team were all very welcoming and lots of fun to work with, and the lodge itself was amazing! Work rarely felt like work, and there was plenty of time to improve my surfing or pursue other interests. The region itself is stunning, and with Killadoon as a base it is very easy to explore the surrounding area through hiking or biking.
I'd definitely recommend volunteering here to anyone!

about 1 year ago



Beautiful place and nice people. I highly recommend traveling to Big Style Lodge in Mayo.

about 1 year ago



Lovely place to work at!!
Quiet and beautiful beach just near the Lodge, good surf sessions, delicious food and great staff.
Thank you Shane and Lovisa for having me!

about 1 year ago

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Hosted by Shane

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