Help Cook Dinners for Travelers at the Austin Hostel

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Hostelling International Austin

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Hostelling International Austin

HI Austin is looking for a few volunteers to help lead Community Meals at the hostel for our travelers. Dinners are held on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays based on volunteer availability.

Responsibilities include:
Preparing food/setting up
Interacting with guests, facilitating conversations among guests to encourage intercultural exchange
Sharing your recommendations in Austin
Clean up

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 Austin


2200 S Lakeshore Blvd, Austin, TX 78741, US

Mission Statement

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


Hostelling International-Austin operates a 47 bed hostel in Austin. Located centrally on the southeast shore of Ladybird Lake on the hike and bike trail, HI-Austin has been serving hostellers visiting Austin since 1989.

In addition, to further our mission we host free travel classes in the Austin and San Antonio area. Our travel classes are curriculum based and include: World Travel 101, Women Traveling Solo, Europe on a Shoestring, US National Parks and Hostel Hopping, Family Budget Travel and more!

We also have a youth education program called Cultural Kitchen that involves youth coming to hostel, cooking a meal for hostel guests and meeting others from around the world.

For more information please visit:


We'll work with your schedule.


2200 South Lakeshore BlvdAustin, TX 78741



  • People Skills
  • Cooking / Catering
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Group Facilitation


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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