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Volunteer with HI USA

Across the country, HI USA volunteers help our organization advance its mission of fostering a deeper understanding of people, places, and cultures. Our volunteers facilitate experiential learning through cultural exchange programs and activities for travelers from around the world. If you love travel (or want to be inspired to travel), love meeting new people from around the world, and support HI USA's mission, consider volunteering with us!

Why volunteer with us?

  • Meet new people from all over the world, including travelers, staff, and fellow volunteers
  • Help bring people together and facilitate cultural exchange
  • Build skills in public speaking, foreign languages, intercultural communication, and more
  • Earn HI USA membership and overnights at HI USA hostels
  • Training provided and flexible schedule 
  • Have fun while making a difference!

Here's how you can help


Volunteers help us deliver our mission by:

  • Leading  cultural exchange programs, such as tours, outings, and welcome receptions for hostel guests  
  • Volunteering to share information with travelers at hostel information desks 
  • Teaching virtual travel education classes from diverse travel perspectives 
  • Supporting HI USA Signature Programs, such as our Travel Scholarships or IOU Respect

Interested in volunteering? Check out the opportunities we currently have available!