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Hostelling International Boston

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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, such as Harvard or the SOWA market, 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!

Opportunities are flexible, but we currently have a Harvard tour every Saturday that needs an enthusiastic volunteer!

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

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About Hostelling International Boston

Location:

19 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116, US

Mission Statement

To help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling.

Description

Looking to go global but still stay local? Then come volunteer at Hostelling International Boston and help travelers from all over the world find their way around America's most historic city.

Hostelling International Boston (HI-Boston) is the third largest hostel in the United States, and is centrally located between the Chinatown and Theater Districts of Boston. HI-Boston is a division of Hostelling International USA (HI-USA) all of which are part of a worldwide, not-for profit organization dedicated to advancing the cultural interchange by facilitating worldwide travel. HI-Boston has operated a hostel in Boston since 1983 and opened a new hostel in June 2012. The new hostel is anticipated to bring more than 46,000 visitors to Boston each year, 60 percent of which will be international guests coming from over 85 countries. The facility has been constructed to LEED certification standards and is committed to a green initiative. HI-Boston is dedicated to its community and provides a location and outreach programming where Boston youth are educated about global cultures. For more information: www.bostonhostel.org

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

19 Stuart StreetBoston, MA 02116

(42.35111,-71.06342)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Speaking
  • People Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Group Facilitation

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Several hours either weekly or biweekly
  • Complete application and online orientation at hiusavolunteers.org

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