The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Are you interested in meeting people from all over the world? We're looking for people of all ages who want to be part of the travel community! HI New York is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to youth travel in New York, and the largest hostel in North America.
Two nights a week we host happy hours called Welcome Parties with guests from all over the world. Do you enjoy different cultures? Do you like learning or speaking different languages? This is the perfect opportunity to interact with people from all over the world!
Welcome Parties take place in our beautiful landmarked building on the Upper West Side, and in the summer even takes place outside in our courtyard. Hours are from 6:30pm-9pm, including an hour for setup.
Note: All volunteers must be punctual and able to commit to regular attendance (1x per 1 to 2 weeks) over a 4 to 6 week term or longer.
Train on how to safely serve alcohol (beer and wine) and receive certification after six apprentice sessions
Serve as representatives of New York to a global audience
Help develop conversational prompts for guests staying at the hostel
Receive volunteer hours that can be applied towards free hostel stays anywhere in our network of over 50 hostels in the USA
Be eligible for volunteer trainings, appreciation events and more