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Volunteer with HI USA

Across the country, HI USA volunteers provide activities, events, and outings for our guests from around the world. If you love travel, sharing the best of your hometown with visitors, and meeting new people, consider volunteering with us!

Why volunteer with us?

  • Meet new people from all over the world, including travelers, staff, and fellow volunteers
  • Help break down cultural barriers
  • Build skills in public speaking, foreign languages, intercultural communication, and more!
  • Earn HI USA membership and overnights at HI USA hostels

Here's how you can help


Volunteers help us deliver our mission by:

  • Leading hostel events, such as community meals and game nights
  • Leading excursions and tours for travelers
  • Volunteering to share information with travelers at hostel information desks
  • Teaching travel education classes, such as World Travel 101 and Women Traveling Solo
  • Serving on our scholarship committees

HI USA hostels and programs are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, so we’re not currently accepting new volunteer applications. Please check back here later for new opportunities.