I am currently coming towards the end of my travels and I have two weeks to kill before I fly home. I am just wondering if anyone is aware of any hostels in Bangkok or surrounding areas that offer a free bed for the night in return for voluntary work. I would ideally like a base so that I can use my last 15 days applying for work back home in the UK. As you can imagine, money is a bit tight as it's towards the end of my travels!
Any help/advice would be really appreciative!
As luck would have it, a few days ago I checked out a new hostel that's practically next to Asok BTS off Sukhumvit Road that's doing exactly what you're asking for. It's called COW Hostel, which stands for "Citizens of the World", and it's run by a very friendly guy who, as I understood it, is offering free stays to English-speaking travelers who are willing to take part in casual English conversation meetings (he calls it the English Club) for a few hours a week. He just did the first meeting last week and it sounds like it was more of a party than a class. The dorms looked pretty comfy -- air-con, good mattress, private reading lamp and outlet, privacy curtain and locker. The place will be listed soon in the Sukhumvit section of the Bangkok guide here on Travelfish, but for now, here's the info he gave me:
Sukhumvit Soi 19 (first right down the little alley if coming from Sukhumvit Road)
T: (02) 000 7353