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Date
05/10/2024 - 08/22/2024
Category
HI San Francisco Fisherman Wharf
Location
HI SF Fisherman's Wharf
240 Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
CA
Description

Coffee and a walk, what could be better?! Come join our volunteer team and lead your very own event.
HI San Francisco Fishermn's Wharf is a hostel and an educational non-profit. We are nestled in the beautiful Fort Mason National Park right here in the city!
Come take our guests on a walk around Fort Mason, share the history of this unique location and have some meaningful chats with people from all over the world while enjoying a cup of java!

Ideally we are looking for a weekly commitment, but very open to bi weekly or once a month. It would be about an hour commitment. The meeting time would be in the morning, we can discuss the exact time and day of the week based on your availability. 

Anyone is welcome to apply.

We do not offer a work-stay program at our hostel. 

HI SF Fisherman's Wharf acknowledges that the Ramaytush Ohlone are the original peoples of the San Francisco Peninsula.


Category
HI Santa Monica
Location
HI Santa Monica
1436 2nd St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
CA
Description

We are looking for volunteers to assist with our twice weekly comedy nights. Meet professional comedians and mingle with international travelers at this event, which is open to the community. Volunteers will be expected to assist with setup, checking in guests, answering FAQs, and breaking down the set. 

Shows are on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Volunteers are expected to come before the show and stay after to complete setup and breakdown procedures. We ask for a commitment of two shows per month.


Category
HI Boston
Location
HI Boston
19 Stuart St.
Boston, MA
02116
Description

HI Boston is looking for volunteers to lead and support welcome parties for guests at our bustling hostel; which hosts travelers from across the globe. The HI USA Welcome Party allows guests to meet and interact with each other, at the hostel and have some fun together! These Welcome Parties also serve as an opportunity for guests to learn some information about Boston history and the culture of our local communities/neighborhoods.
You can sign up for individual dates or recurring. We prefer our volunteers can commit to at least 2 welcome parties per month.


Category
HI Santa Monica
Location
HI Santa Monica
1436 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
United States of America
CA
Description

HI Los Angeles Santa Monica Hostel is looking for volunteers to lead and support our welcome parties! Hosted twice a week, HI USA welcome parties provide a space for guests to meet, mingle, and learn more about LA history and culture. 

Volunteers must be 18+ 

Held Tuesdays and Fridays. We ask that you commit to at least two events per month. 


Category
HI New Orleans
Description

HI New Orleans is looking for volunteers to show groups of travelers what they love about the city of New Orleans! It can be pub tours, walking tours, open mic nights, or anything you're passionate about! If you have a talent you'd like to share in our space or a place that means something to you, we would like to hear about it!

If you would like to lead a tour, but you're not sure exactly what you would like to do, feel free to reach out as well; we have pre-selected ideas and routes if you need inspiration.


Category
HI San Francisco Downtown
Location
HI USA San Francisco Downtown
312 Mason st
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States of America
San Francisco
Description

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to bring International guests from our hostel in downtown SF to Golden Gate Park to experience the museums it has to offer! If you join the team, you will act as a tour guide by facilitating conversation during travel on the public transit ride and share some local tips about the area during.

Once you arrive at Golden Gate Park, you will walk with the group to the Conservatory of Flowers & the De Young Museum & Observatory. You can offer any tips & guidance about places of interest nearby & generally speak about your personal experiences.
 

Get to know San Francisco in a whole new way and meet people from around the world!

Training provided.


Category
HI San Francisco Downtown
Location
HI USA San Francisco Downtown
312 Mason st
San Francisco, CA
Description

Do you know the best burrito spot in the Mission? Do you know the history behind Dolores park? Do you love to meet new people & share the history of San Francisco?... Then this might be a great fit!

We are looking for 2-3 volunteers to lead travelers on recurring tours of the Mission District. You are welcome to come with ideas of your own of where you would like to take a group, otherwise, the tour guidelines will be provided. Get to know San Francisco in a whole new way and meet people from around the world!


Category
HI Boston
Location
HI Boston Hostel
19 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Suffolk
Description

Join us for a walk along the one of the least visited neighborhoods in Boston! Bring guests to the Belle Isle Marsh; a tidal salt marsh which is a glimpse into the historical appearance of the pre-settled Boston area, with beautiful oceanic sights year-round and opportunities to see rare and endangered species! From there, walk through the little-known-about Orient Heights neighborhood and visit a hidden gem; the Queen of the Universe Shrine! The views from the shrine are spectacular! You'll discuss the immigrant history of East Boston, and the interesting engineering that went into expanding Boston's terrain. Information will be provided. 


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Category
HI Boston
Location
HI Boston Hostel
19 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Suffolk
Description
Do you like meeting new people, exploring nature, and taking a walk in the park? This is the right opportunity for you, then! Help guide guests through the most beautiful walking routes in the area around Forest Hills: The Arnold Arboretum and Franklin Park. Bring guests through these areas and share these remarkable green spaces with our international guests! ----- Hostelling International USA is a non-profit organization founded on an enduring belief in the power of travel to foster a deeper understanding of the people, places and the world around. We promote a dynamic community of global citizens who have the wisdom and humanity to actively make the world a better place. The benefits of volunteering with HI USA include: Meet new people from all over the world, including travelers, staff, and fellow volunteers Work to increase understanding and tolerance by helping people break down cultural barriers Help travelers to the community have a great travel experience Build skills in public speaking, foreign languages and intercultural communication Participate in fun appreciation events for local volunteers Receive personal and professional development opportunities Earn HI USA membership and dorm overnights at HI USA hostels

Category
HI San Francisco Downtown
Location
HI USA San Francisco Downtown
312 Mason st
San Francisco, CA 94102
San Francisco
Description

We are looking for a few volunteers wanting to bring International guests to see the Painted Ladies, the Church of 8 Wheels, & the Madrone Art Bar for a night of fun! As a leader, you are expected to facilitate conversation throughout the night and lead people from location to location, supplying your opinion as a local.

We are looking to run this weekly or bi-weekly, but can be somewhat flexible around your schedule. Minimum commitment would be 1x month.

This would be a 3 hour event starting somewhere from 8-9pm to 11pm-midnight.

Training provided. Must be 21+


Category
HI San Francisco Downtown
Location
HI USA Downtown to The Detour
2200A Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114
United States of America
USA
Description

We are looking for 2-3 volunteers interested in facilitating cultural exchange by bringing international hostel guests on an excursion to a local bar/arcade. You will be the tour guide of the night bringing guests from our downtown hostel to this location and participate in a few rounds of BINGO along the way. Our hope is to educate guests and expose them to different ways of thinking and understanding the world through a fun game night.

We would love if you either have the knowledge or would be open to educating yourself about how Drag Queens became a part of the SF culture and the role of the LGBTQ+ community in the Bay and share this with the guests!


Date
04/22/2024 -
Category
HI San Francisco Downtown
Location
HI USA San Francisco Downtown
312 Mason st
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States of America
San Francisco
Description

We are looking for volunteers to connect with International guests and travelers and bring them to farmers markets around the city! Our suggested locations are: the Ferry Building, the Civic Center, and Fort Mason.

This opportunity would start around 9am on either Sundays or Mondays and conclude around 11am.

We would ask that you meet the guests at the hostel in downtown (312 Mason st) and take public transit with them to whatever location we decide on. You would facilitate conversation, supply them with any info about the location & the city in general, and just give them a local's perspective on things.

Buy some fruits and veggies for yourself and show them some of your favorite items!


Category
HI San Francisco Downtown
Location
HI USA San Francisco Downtown
312 Mason st
San Francisco, CA 94102
SF
Description

We are looking for a friendly volunteer that would be excited to take International guests from our downtown hostel to Grace Cathedral on Saturday mornings for a yoga session! Meet travelers from all over the world, share your experiences of living in the Bay Area, and enjoy a 90 minute yoga class in one of the most beautiful churches in SF!

If you are looking for a fun and easy way to connect with the community, work on your fitness, and meet people from all over the world, this could be a great fit!

Training provided.
 


Category
HI Chicago
Description
The HI USA PUB TOUR allows our travelers to engage in a common social activity that allows an opportunity for them to learn more about the community and each other. The primary purpose of a PUB TOUR is to expose guests to new locations within our community and have conversations with other guests.

As the PUB TOUR volunteer, we ask that you ensure your program provides opportunities for guests to learn and share history, culture, and perspectives. When leading the PUB TOUR, we require the following: 1) Each establishment you visit must have: A unique history/story that gives insight to the local culture, and/or inclusion of historically underrepresented / diverse perspectives of the city - this could be represented by neighborhood, clientele, ownership. 2) The tour must include questions and/or activities that encourage conversations and/or reflection among the guests. Some examples include asking guests if they have locations with a similar history or inviting guest to share their favorite pub traditions!

By adding these elements into the PUB TOUR, we can ensure that our guests are getting an experience that is FUN, but also gives them an opportunity to gain a better understanding of our community and different perspectives!

We are looking for a pub tour on any of the following days of the week: Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Category
HI Chicago
Description
The HI USA PUB TOUR allows our travelers to engage in a common social activity that allows an opportunity for them to learn more about the community and each other. The primary purpose of a PUB TOUR is to expose guests to new locations within our community and have conversations with other guests.

We invite you to bring your area of expertise to curate a weekly budget-friendly Wrigleyville bar tour. We are seeking a volunteer who can lead guests to cultural and historical bars in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago. The volunteer would meet guests at our hostel in the Loop, then take them on the CTA to Wrigleyville, where the volunteer would lead the tour.

As the PUB TOUR volunteer, we ask that you ensure your program provides opportunities for guests to learn and share history, culture, and perspectives. When leading the PUB TOUR, we require the following: 1) Each establishment you visit must have: A unique history/story that gives insight to the local culture, and/or inclusion of historically underrepresented / diverse perspectives of the city - this could be represented by neighborhood, clientele, ownership. 2) The tour must include questions and/or activities that encourage conversations and/or reflection among the guests. Some examples include asking guests if they have locations with a similar history or inviting guest to share their favorite pub traditions!

By adding these elements into the PUB TOUR, we can ensure that our guests are getting an experience that is FUN, but also gives them an opportunity to gain a better understanding of our community and different perspectives!
We can work with your schedule to schedule tours. We are looking for a pub tour on any of the following days of the week: Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. This would be recurring weekly or monthly.

Category
HI Boston
Location
HI Boston
19 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
Description

The HI USA PUB TOUR allows our travelers to engage in a common social activity that allows an opportunity for them to learn more about the community and each other. The primary purpose of a PUB TOUR is to expose guests to new locations within our community and have conversations with other guests.

 


Category
HI San Francisco Fisherman Wharf
Location
HI SF Fisherman's Wharf
240 Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
United States of America
Description

Hey! 

Do you have an interest in or a passion for showing people fun places and teaching them cool facts? 

Well, we at Hostelling International of San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf think that's pretty great!
We would love to have passionate volunteers show travelers from all around the world the many great things that San Francisco has to offer!

This opportunity includes: 

- Creating a walking tour of your desire of a certain area or place (a neighborhood, museum, park, etc)

- Committing to a stable schedule, but we're flexible on when, depending on what works best for you. It can be once a month or every week. We currently have wonderful volunteers that have been running tours every weekend for 20 years! 

- Have fun! Teach the travelers about our wonderful city and create an atmosphere of inclusion and cultural exchange with your groups. 

If you have a tour in mind, but have no idea how to put it together, no problem at all! We will work with you to create it. We focus on making our tours educational and fun!

Some ideas for tours:
- Native Plant Walk (teach people about the native plants right here at Fort Mason National Park)
- Fisherman's Wharf
- The Castro District
- Haight-Ashbury
- North Beach/Little Italy
- Chinatown
- A museum of your liking (lead the travelers trough the museum and describe the art to them, such as its history)
- The Murals of the Mission District

We uphold diversity in all its forms, everyone is encouraged to apply. 
HI SF Fisherman's Wharf in on Ramaytush-Ohlone lands. 


Category
HI Chicago
Description
The HI USA PUB TOUR allows our travelers to engage in a common social activity that allows an opportunity for them to learn more about the community and each other. The primary purpose of a PUB TOUR is to expose guests to new locations within our community and have conversations with other guests.

We invite you to bring your area of expertise to curate a weekly budget-friendly LGBTQ+ bar tour. We are seeking a volunteer who can share with guests the local culture and history of a queer-friendly neighborhood in Chicago. The volunteer would meet guests at our hostel in the Loop, then take them on the CTA to the neighborhood, where the volunteer would lead the tour.

As the PUB TOUR volunteer, we ask that you ensure your program provides opportunities for guests to learn and share history, culture, and perspectives. When leading the PUB TOUR, we require the following: 1) Each establishment you visit must have: A unique history/story that gives insight to the local culture, and/or inclusion of historically underrepresented / diverse perspectives of the city - this could be represented by neighborhood, clientele, ownership. 2) The tour must include questions and/or activities that encourage conversations and/or reflection among the guests. Some examples include asking guests if they have locations with a similar history or inviting guest to share their favorite pub traditions!

By adding these elements into the PUB TOUR, we can ensure that our guests are getting an experience that is FUN, but also gives them an opportunity to gain a better understanding of our community and different perspectives!

Category
HI Boston
Location
HI Boston Hostel
19 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Suffolk
Description

Join us for a walk along the harbor! Lead guests from the Hostel to Maverick Station, to the Piers Park area for beautiful skyline views. Walk along the most beautiful piers in the harbor, with stunning views, while sharing the interesting history of the East Boston neighborhood and its immigrant roots. -----


Category
HI Boston
Location
HI Boston Hostel
19 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Suffolk
Description

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

The Legendary Freedom Trail is a 1-2 hour walk along some of the most historic spots in Boston. We're hoping to find volunteers (1 or 2) to take our guests along this route, and help guide and educate them on the history and context around this path. 

Our traditional Freedom Trail is simple! Follow the red line and talk about the history of Boston and its relationship with the American Revolutionary War. 

Our Expanded Freedom Trail is more complicated, and covers topics that span from historical context, the American Revolution, economic classes, immigration, strange historical quirks of Boston, civil rights icons, and includes a gorgeous view of the city from the Charlestown Ferry! It's much longer, 4 hours on average. But it's tons of fun! 

HI Boston is looking to find a passionate person, interested in a weekly urban hike, either for the Expanded Freedom Trail, or the Traditional Freedom Trail. 


Category
HI Boston
Location
HI Boston
19 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
Suffolk
Description

Do you enjoy interacting with people from different countries and cultures? Are you interested in sharing your knowledge about Boston history and the history of our many communities? Everyday, we offer tours and outings for hostel guests wanting to see and experience all that Boston has to offer. We invite you to bring your area of expertise to curate a custom tour. This is a great opportunity to meet and engage with people from around the world.

 


Category
HI Chicago
Location
HI Chicago
24 East Ida B. Wells Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Illinois
Description

We are seeking an active and upbeat individual to lead weekly morning jogs (for all levels of runners) for HI Chicago hostel guests.  

You would coordinate a path based on the group's skill level, and facilitate cultural exchange through conversation. The volunteer would make a loop route, starting and ending at the hostel. 

We would work with you to coordinate a morning event that works with both your schedule and the current event schedule for guests. We would work with your schedule to find a time where you can lead a recurring, weekly or bi-weekly event.


Category
HI Chicago
Location
HI Chicago
24 East Ida B. Wells Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
United States of America
Illinois
Description

We are seeking an active and upbeat individual to lead weekly fitness activities in nearby Grant Park or on the beach for HI Chicago hostel guests. 

You would coordinate a casual game or activity, such as beach volleyball, a game of soccer, or field games (capture the flag, for example). The volunteer would meet guests at our hostel in the Loop, then walk them or lead them on public transit to the park/beach.

We would work with your schedule to find a time where you can lead a recurring, weekly or bi-weekly event.


Category
HI Boston
Location
HI Boston Hostel
19 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Suffolk
Description

Do you appreciate art? Help guide our guests from the international community to the Harvard Art Museums. We're aiming to arrange for a Thursday morning or afternoon tour (Date could be flexible) of no more than 6 guests at a time to the Harvard Art Museums. You'd bring guests on the subway and walk them to and from the museums, and then back to the Hostel. Admission is free. 

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Category
HI Boston
Location
HI Boston Hostel
19 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Suffolk
Description

Do you love the bustling Back Bay and beautiful Bay Village neighborhoods in Boston? 

I'm seeking volunteers to bring guests to the Back Bay and Bay Village, to explore the tranquil peaceful Bay Village, a hidden gem of Boston, to the bustling "second downtown" of Back Bay! Bringing guests into the Boston Public Library, to the Marathon Finish Line, down Newbury Street, up to Commonwealth, or into the Public Garden!

It's a short and simple tour that has plenty of opportunities to share a nice moment, share interesting history of the Back Bay area, and immerse the visiting hostel guests in the Boston culture! 

Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions! 


Category
HI Boston
Location
HI Boston Hostel
19 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Suffolk
Description

Are you a member of any of the following museums? : 

Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Science
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
New England Aquarium
Any other museum in the City of Boston or neighboring areas? 

Or are you someone who would like to come visit a museum once or twice a month with us? 

We're looking for guides to lead hostel guests to local museums. The guests will be paying for themselves, and your role is to provide local imput, maybe some history along the way. You'll guide them there and back, or part ways with those who wish to stay beyond the end of the event time. 

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions! 
 


Category
HI Boston
Location
HI Boston Hostel
19 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Suffolk
Description

Are you someone who is knowledgable about the history of Providence or Rhode Island? Or are you the type of person that just likes to walk around a nice small city and take in the sights? 

We're looking for a guide to bring guests out to Providence. You'd meet them in the hostel, bring them to South Station and catch the train down to Providence. You'd lead the guests on a guided tour through the downtown area, around Brown, and back to the Station by the designated time. 

You can then guide them back to the hostel, or you can go home from there. 

You can do this event if you're a Boston Local OR a Providence Local who doesn't mind the train ride. 


Category
HI Boston
Location
HI Boston Hostel
19 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Suffolk
Description

Do you love all things Salem? 
Halloween? Witchcraft? History? 

If so, we're looking for people who would be interested in leading a once-monthly field trip from our Hostel to Salem, MA. 

You'd bring guests from the Hostel, to Salem. Walk them through the history of the city, from the Witch Trials, to Modern Day!

Then you'd bring them back to the Station by the designated end time, and either return with them, or head home from there. 

 


Category
HI Boston
Location
HI Boston Hostel
19 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Suffolk
Description

Are you a local hiker? Do you take walks in the park every week or seek out the natural spaces in the Boston area? 

I'm looking for volunteers to lead day hikes and parks tours throughout the city of Boston!

There's so many good nature tours, parks and trails around Boston, and with the warm weather approaching, it's never been a better time to get started on a new project, sharing these beautiful spaces with the international visitors at the hostel!

Let me know if you're interested and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!
 


Category
HI Boston
Location
HI Boston Hostel
19 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
MA
Description

Come join us as we serve visitors all over the world some local treats and specialty, seasonal items. 

We welcome people to Boston, explore the culinary delights in Boston and talk about the foods from all over the world. 

The opportunity is a 2-hour committment and provides guests with interesting approaches to cultural exchange and experiential learning! 


Category
HI San Francisco Fisherman Wharf
Location
HI SF Fisherman's Wharf
Building 240
Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
United States of America
San Francisco
Description

Want to come and help travelers experience San Francisco and its historical parks? If so, we would love to have you join our volunteer team of locals who lead outings for global travelers!

We are HI SF Fisherman's Wharf, Fort Mason, a historical building located in a National Park, which is a part of a  network of National Parks run by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. 

Chrissy Field, our sister National Park, is a gorgeous location with a beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge. You, as the volunteer, would meet the guests at the hostel, do introductions, and then you and the guests would walk down to Chrissy Field National Park for a picnic of some light snacks and beverages (which you and the guests can choose and grab before leaving the hostel) and some games like Jenga, card games, board games, etc. 

All training is provided.

 

We are excited to invite individuals to join our volunteer team, celebrating the strength of diversity in all its forms. We believe that the collective power of varied racial backgrounds, abilities, and gender identities fosters a rich tapestry of perspectives and experiences. By coming together, we aim to create a welcoming environment where everyone's unique qualities contribute to our shared goals. Whether you're passionate about our cause or seeking an opportunity to make a positive impact, we encourage you to lend your voice and presence to our diverse community of volunteers. Join us in shaping a future that embraces inclusivity and unity.

HI SF Fisherman's Wharf acknowledges that the Ramaytush Ohlone are the original peoples of the San Francisco Peninsula.


Category
HI San Francisco Fisherman Wharf
Location
HI SF Fisherman's Wharf
Building 240
Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
United States of America
San Francisco
Description

Lead movie nights for world travelers at the historical Fort Mason Hostelling International Hostel. 

Come and facilitate movie nights every Tuesday for people from all over the globe! 

We have our own movie room, where you and the guests will watch a movie, eat some popcorn, and then have a discussion about the movie. Your role will be to interact with the guests, get the popcorn going (we have a giant carnival-style popcorn machine!), and then lead a discussion with them afterwards about the movie. 

All movies will have some cultural, historical, or geographical significance. 

All training is provided.

 

We believe that the collective power of varied racial backgrounds, abilities, and gender identities fosters a rich tapestry of perspectives and experiences.


HI SF Fisherman's Wharf acknowledges that the Ramaytush Ohlone are the original peoples of the San Francisco Peninsula.


Category
HI San Francisco Downtown
Location
HI USA San Francisco Downtown
312 Mason st
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States of America
San Francisco
Description

San Francisco has so many amazing neighborhoods with distinctive charm and hidden gems. We are currently seeking volunteers to lead our travelers on custom designed tours of these areas while highlighting the diversity and history of historically marginalized communities.


Category
HI San Francisco Fisherman Wharf
Location
HI SF Fisherman's Wharf
Building 240, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
San Francisco
Description
HI San Francisco is looking for volunteers to lead and support welcome events for guests from all over the world at our historical HI SF Fisherman's Wharf location! The HI USA Welcome Events allow guests to enrich their stay by meeting fellow travelers staying at the hostel. These events are like mixers or happy hour parties; as a volunteer, you will help set up the events, chat with guests, lead social games so that people can get to know each other better and share their cultures!   These welcome mixers also serve as an opportunity for guests to learn about the rich cultural history of San Francisco and its people.

All welcome party volunteers must be 21 or over. 
If you're under 21, please feel free to enquire about other volunteering opportunities. 
All training is provided.

We are excited to invite individuals to join our volunteer team, celebrating the strength of diversity in all its forms. We believe that the collective power of varied racial backgrounds, abilities, and gender identities fosters a rich tapestry of perspectives and experiences.

Category
HI USA

Category
HI Boston
Location
HI Boston Hostel
19 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Description

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

The simplest description of this opportunity is that you will guide guests from our hostel, and give them a background on the area, the history and the culture, to the best of your ability. You'll guide guests to the Karaoke lounge nearby, and facilitate social interactions, allowing guests to share their cultures and intermingle with the local culture as well.

Our Karaoke Night events are considered a "Pub Tour".


Category
HI San Francisco Fisherman Wharf
Location
HI SF Fisherman's Wharf
240 Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
United States of America
San Francisco
Description

HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, a non-profit historical hostel, is looking for volunteers to lead Food Tours of the Mission Neighborhood for guests from all over the world!

San Francisco has so many wonderful things to offer visitors and all the incredible food in the Mission is definitely at the top of that list. 

Share your love of food and SF with travelers, who are looking to discover what our city has to offer. Take them to 3 different food spots in the Mission and talk about the culture and history of the neighborhood.

We are looking for a dedicated guide, who can commit to leading a tour on a regular basis and steady schedule. It can be weekly, bi weekly, or once a month. For example, every Saturday at 10:00 or the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00. 

The travelers buy their own food, your would just take them to the particular food spots and talk about the history and significance of the food. 

All training is provided.

HI SF Fisherman's Wharf acknowledges that the Ramaytush Ohlone are the original peoples of the San Francisco Peninsula.

PURPOSE/DEFINITION and HI USA MISSION

HI USA is 501(c)(3) non-profit education association. Our purpose is to "inspire a deeper understanding of people places and cultures for a more tolerant world." As a non-profit, the revenues we receive through overnight stays and memberships is reinvested in mission delivery.


Category
HI Chicago
Location
HI Chicago
24 E Ida B Wells
Chicago, IL 60605
Description

The HI USA PROHIBITION PUB TOUR allows our travelers to engage in a common social activity that allows an opportunity for them to learn more about the community and each other. The primary purpose of a PUB TOUR is to expose guests to new locations within our community and have conversations with other guests.

As the PROHIBITION PUB TOUR volunteer, we ask that you ensure your program provides opportunities for guests to learn and share history, culture, and perspectives. When leading the PUB TOUR, we require the following: 1) We have an already established area and bars selected that includes: A unique history/story that gives insight to the local culture. 2) The tour must include questions and/or activities that encourage conversations and/or reflection among the guests. Some examples include asking guests if they have locations with a similar history or inviting guest to share their favorite pub traditions!

By adding these elements into the PUB TOUR, we can ensure that our guests are getting an experience that is FUN, but also gives them an opportunity to gain a better understanding of our community and different perspectives!

We are looking for a pub tour on any of the following days of the week: Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays.


Category
HI San Francisco Fisherman Wharf
Location
HI SF Fisherman's Wharf
240 Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
United States of America
Description

HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, a non-profit historical hostel, is looking for volunteers to lead walking tours of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood!

Take guests from all over the world back in time to the day of the hippies, the music, the psychedelic movement that changed the world, share knowledge of the architecture and how the Haight-Ashbury came to be the neighborhood that it is today!

We are looking for a dedicated guide, who can commit to leading a tour on a regular basis and steady schedule. It can be weekly, bi weekly, or once a month. For example, every Saturday at 10:00 or the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00.


All training is provided.


Category
HI Santa Monica
Location
HI Santa Monica
1436 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Description

HI Santa Monica is looking for local guides to lead a walking tour of Sawtelle's Japantown (aka Little Osaka). Meet travelers from around the world at the hostel and lead them to the famed Sawtelle Boulevard for a 2-hour tour.


Category
HI New Orleans
Location
HI New Orleans Hostel
1028 Canal Street
New Olreans, LA 70112
United States of America
Orleans
Description

We have set up a walking tour of the oldest Black neighborhood in America! And we need volunteers to lead it!

The tour begins at the hostel on Canal Street and Rampart, and our stops include the Backstreet Cultural Museum, Petit Jazz Museum, Fatma's cafe (for lunch), and Twelfth Night for coffee!

This is a great chance to get to meet international travelers and share a historically important neighborhood with them! Both museums include a short, guided tour, and Fatma's is known for their pastries, sandwiches, and Turkish coffee.

This tour typically leaves around 10:30/11am and ends around 3:30pm.


Category
HI New York City
Location
HI New York City
Description
We are seeking local certified volunteers to lead weekly yoga classes for travelers in our HI NYC hostel; where we have a dedicated health and wellness space perfectly suited for the practice! This is a great opportunity for someone seeking to share their practice with others or one looking to get more yoga instructing experience.

Category
HI Santa Monica
Location
HI Santa Monica
1436 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Description

We are seeking locals to show international and domestic travelers around LA’s best cultural institutions. Whether at The Getty, The Broad, or one of LA’s countless other world-class museums, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the world – both from the exhibitions and the hostel guests you’ll meet. 


Category
HI Santa Monica
Location
HI Santa Monica
1436 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
United States of America
Description

HI Los Angeles Santa Monica Hostel is seeking volunteers to lead our guests on an excursion to Griffith Observatory and Los Feliz. Share an iconic piece of L.A. history and explore beautiful Vermont and Hillhurst Avenues with travelers from around the world. 


Category
HI Chicago
Description
HI Chicago is seeking volunteers to help create and lead a weekly Bronzeville / Hyde Park neighborhood tour.

We are seeking a volunteer who knows Hyde Park and Bronzeville well, who can share with guests the history that has made the neighborhood what it is today. We are seeking a volunteer to develop a tour focusing on the areas of culture, murals/public art, and/or food. The volunteer would meet guests at our hostel in the Loop, then take them on the CTA to Hyde Park and Bronzeville, where the volunteer would lead the tour.

Local volunteers offer a unique insider's perspective to our hostel guests. By leading walking tours, volunteers create the opportunity for hostellers to learn more about the historical and cultural relevance of the area and have a one on one encounter with a local expert.

We can work with your schedule to schedule tours. We are looking for a 1.5 hour – 3 hour tour/outing on any of the following days: Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays. This would be recurring weekly or monthly.


Category
HI Chicago
Description
HI Chicago is seeking volunteers to help create and lead a weekly Chinatown neighborhood tour.

We are seeking a volunteer who knows Chinatown well, who can share with guests the history that has made the neighborhood what it is today. We are seeking a volunteer to develop a tour focusing on the areas of culture, murals/public art, and/or food. The volunteer would meet guests at our hostel in the Loop, then take them on the CTA to Chinatown, where the volunteer would lead the tour.

Local volunteers offer a unique insider's perspective to our hostel guests. By leading walking tours, volunteers create the opportunity for hostellers to learn more about the historical and cultural relevance of the area and have a one on one encounter with a local expert.

We can work with your schedule to schedule tours. We are looking for a 1.5 hour – 3 hour tour/outing on any of the following days: Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays. This would be recurring weekly or monthly.

Category
HI Santa Monica
Location
HI Santa Monica Hostel
1436 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA
90401
Description
The HI USA PUB TOUR allows our travelers to engage in a common social activity that allows an opportunity for them to learn more about the community and each other. The primary purpose of a PUB TOUR is to expose guests to new locations within our community and have conversations with other guests. As the PUB TOUR volunteer, we ask that you ensure your program provides opportunities for guests to learn and share history, culture, and perspectives. When leading the PUB TOUR, we require the following: 1) Each establishment you visit must have: A unique history/story that gives insight to the local culture, and/or inclusion of historically underrepresented / diverse perspectives of the city - this could be represented by neighborhood, clientele, ownership. 2) The tour must include questions and/or activities that encourage conversations and/or reflection among the guests. Some examples include asking guests if they have locations with a similar history or inviting guest to share their favorite pub traditions! By adding these elements into the PUB TOUR, we can ensure that our guests are getting an experience that is FUN, but also gives them an opportunity to gain a better understanding of our community and different perspectives!

Category
HI Santa Monica
Location
HI Santa Monica
1436 2nd St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
United States of America
CA
Description

We are looking for 1 to 2 volunteers to assist with our Temescal Canyon Hike. This is a moderate 3-mile hike in the Pacific Palisades with gorgeous ocean views!

Volunteers will be expected to meet guests at HI Los Angeles Santa Monica Hostel, travel via public transit to the trailhead, and lead the group on the hike. 

This is a Sunday morning event, hosted from 9 AM to 1 PM. We would like someone who can lead the hike on the second Sunday of every month. If you have additional availability, you may be able to assist on other days as well!


Category
HI Chicago
Description
HI Chicago is seeking volunteers to help create and lead a weekly northside neighborhood tour.

We invite you to bring your area of expertise to curate a weekly northside Chicago neighborhood tour. We are seeking walking tour guides for areas such as: Andersonville, Wrigleyville, Wicker Park, Logan Square, Rogers Park, and more.

We are seeking a volunteer who knows the neighborhood well, who can share with guests the history that has made the neighborhood what it is today. We are seeking a volunteer to develop a tour focusing on the areas of culture, murals/public art, and/or food. The volunteer would meet guests at our hostel in the Loop, then take them on the CTA to the select area, where the volunteer would lead the tour.

Tours should include off-the-beaten track sites, minority-owned businesses that hostel guests can support and patron, and inclusion of historically underrepresented / diverse perspectives of the city.

Local volunteers offer a unique insider's perspective to our hostel guests. By leading walking tours, volunteers create the opportunity for hostellers to learn more about the historical and cultural relevance of the area and have a one on one encounter with a local expert.

We can work with your schedule to schedule tours.

Category
HI Chicago
Description
HI Chicago is seeking volunteers to help create and lead a weekly Pilsen neighborhood tour.

We are seeking a volunteer who knows Pilsen well, who can share with guests the history that has made the neighborhood what it is today. We are seeking a volunteer to develop a tour focusing on the areas of culture, murals/public art, and/or food. The volunteer would meet guests at our hostel in the Loop, then take them on the CTA to Pilsen, where the volunteer would lead the tour.

Local volunteers offer a unique insider's perspective to our hostel guests. By leading walking tours, volunteers create the opportunity for hostellers to learn more about the historical and cultural relevance of the area and have a one on one encounter with a local expert.

We can work with your schedule to schedule tours. We are looking for a 1.5 hour – 3 hour tour/outing on any of the following days: Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays. This would be recurring weekly or monthly.

Category
HI Santa Monica
Location
HI Santa Monica
1436 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Description

HI Los Angeles Santa Monica Hostel is seeking volunteers to lead a tour of DTLA’s Historic Core. Share L.A. history and stop at local favorites like The Last Bookstore and Grand Central Market while getting to know travelers from around the world. 


Category
HI Santa Monica
Location
HI Santa Monica
1436 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Description

HI Santa Monica is seeking local guides to lead guests on walking tours of Culver City. Educate travelers about your neighborhood, share your favorite places, and get to know people from around the world. This is a great opportunity for anyone passionate about travel and cultural exchange.


Category
HI Santa Monica
Location
HI Santa Monica
1436 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
United States of America
Description

HI Santa Monica Los Angeles Hostel is seeking local guides to lead guests on walking tours of Santa Monica! Educate travelers about your neighborhood, share your fave places, and get to know people from around the world. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in travel and cultural exchange. 


Category
HI Santa Monica
Location
HI Santa Monica
1436 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Description

HI Santa Monica Los Angeles Hostel is seeking local guides to lead guests on walking tours of Venice Beach and the surrounding area. Educate travelers about your neighborhood, share your favorite places, and get to know people from around the world. This is a great opportunity for anyone passionate about travel and cultural exchange. 


Category
HI Boston
Location
HI Boston
19 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Suffolk
Description
Do you like meeting new people, tasting good beer, and showing off the local Boston culture? Visit Boston's Seaport District, sharing in the rapidly evolving neighborhood, and visit the gem of Seaport: Harpoon Brewery with some of our amazing guests! Orient international visitors to the city, and make them feel comfortable in a new space, while enjoying a tour of Harpoon, the oldest brewery in Massachusetts. Hostelling International USA is a non-profit organization founded on an enduring belief in the power of travel to foster a deeper understanding of the people, places and the world around. We promote a dynamic community of global citizens who have the wisdom and humanity to actively make the world a better place. The benefits of volunteering with HI USA include: Meet new people from all over the world, including travelers, staff, and fellow volunteers Work to increase understanding and tolerance by helping people break down cultural barriers Help travelers to the community have a great travel experience Build skills in public speaking, foreign languages and intercultural communication Participate in fun appreciation events for local volunteers Receive personal and professional development opportunities Earn HI USA membership and dorm overnights at HI USA hostels

Category
HI San Francisco Fisherman Wharf
Location
HI Fisherman's Wharf
240 Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
Description

We are looking for volunteers to help lead travelers from all over the world on a tour of the City by the Bay on two wheels!

Meet the travelers at the hostel, walk over to grab your bikes at Blazing Saddles and ride on! Bike from Fisherman's Wharf, to the Palace of Fine Arts, across the Golden Gate Bridge, and down to Sausalito for lunch before taking the ferry back to SF! Share fun and historical facts and tid-bits with the travelers along the way!

The tour starts on Sunday at 10 am and ends at around 3 pm.

If you have your own bike, great! If not, no worries, we will rent one for you for the tour. We also pay for your ferry back to SF.

All training is provided!

We are excited to invite individuals to join our volunteer team, celebrating the strength of diversity in all its forms. We believe that the collective power of varied racial backgrounds, abilities, and gender identities fosters a rich tapestry of perspectives and experiences.

 

HI SF Fisherman's Wharf acknowledges that the Ramaytush Ohlone are the original peoples of the San Francisco Peninsula.


Category
HI Chicago
Description
HI Chicago is looking for volunteers to lead and support welcome parties for guests at our bustling Chicago hostel; which hosts travelers from across the globe. The HI USA Welcome Party allows guests to meet and interact with each other, at the hostel. These Welcome Parties also serve as an opportunity for guests to learn some information about Chicago history and the culture of our local communities/neighborhoods.
You must be 18+ to volunteer at welcome parties.
We are looking for welcome party volunteers for our Monday Trivia Nights (5pm-8pm) and Friday Hot Dog Parties (4:45pm - 7:00pm).  Occasionally, there are also one-off special events for holidays or other celebrations on different days/times of the week. You can sign up for individual dates or recurring. We prefer our volunteers can commit to at least 2 welcome parties per month.

Category
HI New York City
Description
HI New York City is looking for volunteers to lead and support welcome parties/mixers for guests at our bustling NYC hostel; which hosts travelers from across the globe. The HI USA Welcome Party/Mixer allows guests to meet and interact with each other, at the hostel. These welcome mixers also serve as an opportunity for guests to learn some information about New York history, the culture of our local communities/neighborhoods, and of the greater United States.   All welcome party volunteers must be 21 or over.

Category
HI Boston
Location
HI Boston
19 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
MA
Description

Do you enjoy meeting new people and showing off Boston's coolest attractions/neighborhoods? Then sign-up to be Boston tour guide at the Boston Hostel!

HI Boston is looking for individuals interested in leading tours around Boston for groups of travelers from all over the world. These walking tours feature fun neighborhoods, unique themes and local attractions and provide a local glimpse into Boston’s unique culture and history. These excursions also help travelers learn more about Boston and build important dialogues between each other as they explore the city. If you love Boston, then help world travelers love it too!


Category
HI New York City
Location
HI New York City
891 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10025
United States of America
New York
Description
HI NYC pub tours allow travelers to engage in a fun social activity, while learning about fellow travelers and the local culture and history around them. We are looking for a few responsible volunteers to help lead and curate the pub tour experience. The HI USA PUB TOUR allows our travelers to engage in a common social activity that allows an opportunity for them to learn more about the community and each other. 

Category
HI New York City
Location
HI New York City Hostel
New York, NY
Description
Do you enjoy interacting with people from different countries and cultures? Are you interested in sharing your knowledge about NYC history and the history of our many communities? Everyday, we offer tours and outings for hostel guests wanting to see and experience all that New York City has to offer. We invite you to bring your area of expertise whether it be a neighborhood, type of food, art, etc.--to curate a custom tour or outing. This is a great opportunity to meet and engage with people from around the world.

Category
HI San Francisco Fisherman Wharf
Location
HI SF Fisherman's Wharf
240 Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
United States of America
California
Description

We are looking for volunteers to run a Pizza and Pool Night at Hosteling International - Fisherman's Wharf. 

Come and hang out with international travelers, play some pool, and eat some pizza!

No previous pool experience necessary! Training will be provided. Our goal is to connect and create lasting memories for the volunteers and guests alike! We are looking for volunteers who are interested in cultural exchange, sharing some tips about local things to do, etc, 

Responsibilities would include:

- Make the frozen pizza.

- Engaging with the travelers. A lot of the travelers are traveling alone, some are shy, or don't know English very well; events like these are opportunities to create a welcoming environment for everyone to feel included by engaging in conversation and inviting them to play pool.

- Help people play pool and understand the rules of pool (training is provided for this part if you're not familiar with the rules). 

- Clean up after the event i.e. put the leftovers in the fridge and wash a few dishes.


HI SF Fisherman's Wharf acknowledges that the Ramaytush Ohlone are the original peoples of the San Francisco Peninsula.


Category
HI Santa Monica
Location
HI Santa Monica Hostel
1436 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
United States of America
CA
Description
Want to meet people from around the world and share what makes LA special? Become a local guide for our hostellers! We are looking for people who are passionate about this city's cultural and historical significance to lead travelers on walking tours through its most vibrant neighborhoods. Bring your unique perspective and interests, whether you're a movie buff who wants to visit famous filming locations or a foodie who knows the best taco trucks -- we're excited to see LA through your eyes!

Date
03/29/2024 - 11/15/2024
Category
HI San Francisco Downtown
Location
HI USA San Francisco Downtown (Golden Gate Park)
312 Mason st
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States of America
Description

We are looking for 2-4 volunteers to take International guests to the weekly free concerts at the Golden Gate Park bandshell! Each week on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday evenings, they host different performances ranging in genre in the heart of the music concourse from spring to fall. We are looking for a volunteer to take guests from the hostel in downtown to the park and facilitate conversation along the way on one of these days depending on your schedule.

You are:
- wanting to meet people from all over the world
- like outdoor concerts
- great at facilitating conversation
- are available 1x month up to 1x week

If this sounds like you, please send in an application!!


Benefits of working with HI USA:

  • Meet new people from all over the world, including travelers, staff, and fellow volunteers
  • Work to increase understanding and tolerance by helping people break down cultural barriers
  • Help travelers to the community have a great travel experience
  • Build skills in public speaking, foreign languages and intercultural communication
  • Participate in fun appreciation events for local volunteers
  • Receive personal and professional development opportunities
  • Earn HI USA membership and dorm overnights at HI USA hostels

Category
HI Chicago
Location
HI Chicago
24 East Ida B. Wells Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Cook
Description

HI Chicago is seeking volunteers to help create and lead a cemetery walking tour at Rosehill or Graceland cemeteries, which each hold a rich history of the city. The tour that YOU develop will highlight the culture and history of Chi-town. Tours should include the diverse history of the city, minority owned businesses that hostel guests can support and patron, as well as major sites in the city that cannot be missed. 

Local volunteers offer a unique insider’s perspective to our hostel guests. By leading walking tours, volunteers create the opportunity for hostellers to learn more about the historical and cultural relevance of the area and have a one on one encounter with a local expert.

We can work with your schedule to schedule tours. We are looking for a 1.5 hour – 3 hour tour/outing on any of the following days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays. This would be recurring weekly..


Category
HI Chicago
Location
HI Chicago
24 East Ida B. Wells Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Cook
Description
HI Chicago is seeking volunteers to help create and lead an evening walking tour that highlights the culture and history of the area's dark, haunted secrets. Tour should include off-the-beaten-path sites, minority owned businesses that hostel guests can support and patron, as well as major sites in the city that cannot be missed.

Local volunteers offer a unique insider's perspective to our hostel guests. By leading walking tours, volunteers create the opportunity for hostellers to learn more about the historical and cultural relevance of the area and have a one on one encounter with a local expert.

We can work with your schedule to schedule tours. We are looking for a 1.5 hour - 3 hour tour/outing in the evenings on any of the following days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays. This would be recurring weekly in the fall.


Category
HI Chicago
Location
HI Chicago
24 East Ida B. Wells Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Cook
Description
Are you passionate about Chicago? Do you like interacting with people from all over the world? Help travelers have incredible and organized travel experiences! We are looking for locals to work the Information Desk at HI Chicago. The Info Desk is similar to a hotel concierge: it's a place where guests ask for directions, how to use the CTA, where to get the best deep dish, and what are your secret, local tips. Info Desk Volunteers will work 3 hour shifts when the hostel is busiest: during the morning breakfast hours and during check-in in the evening. Currently available shifts are Saturdays from 4pm-7pm. Shifts are flexible by an hour (5p-8pm, for example). You will have a chance to sign up for one or more recurring weekly shifts.

Category
HI New York City
Location
HI New York City
New York, NY
Description
Are you passionate about New York City? Do you like interacting with people from all over the world? Help travelers have incredible and organized travel experiences! We are looking for New Yorkers to work the Info Desk at HI USA's landmark location HI New York. Info Desk Volunteers will work 3 hour shifts when we are most busy: during the morning and during check-in in the evening.

Category
HI San Francisco Downtown
Location
HI San Francisco Downtown
312 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
San Francisco
Description
The HI USA pub tours allow travelers to engage in a fun social activity, while learning about fellow travelers and the local culture and history around them. We are looking for a few responsible volunteers to help lead and curate the pub tour experience. The HI USA PUB TOUR allows our travelers to engage in a common social activity that allows an opportunity for them to learn more about the community and each other. The primary purpose of a PUB TOUR is to expose guests to new locations within our community and have conversations with other guests. Training provided!

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