The Juneau Youth Hostel is currently recruiting members of the public to serve on its board, according to Pat Gorman, board president.
The hostel has served as a low-cost temporary housing alternative for visitors to Juneau for more than 50 years. Initially the program emphasized the benefits of recreating out of doors and traveling under one own’s power — hiking, biking or floating — from community to community.
When operating, the hostel welcomes visitors from outside Juneau for stays of up to five days. Children and youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The hostel requires that each guest complete a task assigned by the hostel manager on arrival. Hostelers check in late in the afternoon and are expected to leave by 9 a.m. the following day, though there are lockers for those who intend to stay more than one night.
Previous hostel experience is not necessary to serve on the board. People with managerial, building trades or financial experience are especially encouraged to apply. For further information, please call 723-9999 or email email@example.com.
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