Volunteer needed for new International Ingredients program at HI NYC!

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Hostelling International New York

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We are looking for volunteers to take part in our cooking program, International Ingredients, that explores the history of a dish while you prepare the dish! HI New York is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to youth traveling as a means to create a more respectful and empathetic world by inspiring a deeper understanding of people, places and cultures. With this program your plate with be your passport!

Have you ever wondered why some ingredients became popular in various countries around the world and what it says about the cultures that consume them? Have you thought about how a particular culture’s food relates to religion, socioeconomic class, environment, colonial history? Do you enjoying eating new foods?

The International Ingredients program is great if you want to learn how to prepare different types of cuisine from around the world using the same main ingredient and if you are a curious about the story behind salted cod and it’s popularity in the Americas, Europe, and Africa. This course will explore salted cod dishes popularity in Portugal, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Mozambique, and Jamaica. Participants will prepare Jamaica’s dish, Ackee and SaltFish and Puerto Rico’s dish Bacalao.

Note: Peanuts and Almonds will be present in some of the cooking classes

Volunteers will:

  • Read provided informational material on kitchen health and safety prior to attended the program.

  • Provide written feedback on their experience after participating in the pilot program.

  • Commit to participating in the program for the allotted time of 11:00am- 2:00pm on May 20th.

  • Receive volunteer hours that can be applied towards free hostel stays anywhere in our network of over 50 hostels in the USA

  • Be open to eating the food that is prepared in the kitchen but themselves and other participants.

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891 Amsterdam AveNew York, NY 10025



  • Cooking / Catering
  • Baking




  • 3 hours

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