Travel Educator Volunteer


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1028 Canal St.New Orleans, LA 70112


HI New Orleans is Hostelling International's newest hostel, scheduled to open on Canal street in mid 2018. We are seeking Travel Educator Volunteers to help get the word out about HI and our programs in the local community.

Travel educators deliver HI USA travel educational classes. HI USA has developed a series of great travel classes to provide travelers with the tools and confidence to get the most out
of their travels, as well as help develop individuals into "caring world citizen." Serving as a travel educator volunteer is an excellent way to share your love of travel, hone public speaking skills, and try out innovative marketing techniques. Past Travel Education classes have included: World Travel 101, Women Travelling Solo, European Travel on a Shoestring Budget, LGBTQ Travel, Southeast Asia on a Shoestring, and more.

Goals of Travel Education:
 Introduce the concept of being "caring world citizens" to new and fellow travelers
 Deliver meaningful and mission based educational programming
 Help HI USA foster relationships throughout the local community
 Share helpful travel insight with new and fellow travelers

 Deliver World Travel 101 and/or other HI USA travel workshops
 Familiarization with components of presentation(s) as designated by HI USA
 Enrich workshop content with personal experiences and firsthand knowledge
 Assist in program marketing, publicity and community outreach
 Assist in identifying new audiences and venues for travel workshops

Supervision and Support Plan:
 Participation in a Travel Educator training, which includes reviewing Travel Education Training Toolkit
 Observation session(s) with staff or seasoned volunteers (if possible)
 Support and mentoring provided by local HI USA volunteer liaison
 Reports to designated HI USA volunteer liaison

Time Commitment:
 Two to three hours per workshop (1-12 times a year, depending on volunteer availability)
 Pre-workshop training session (2-3 hours)

Desired abilities, skills and qualifications:
 Public speaking and presentation skills
 Travel experience
 Familiarity with hostels and hostelling preferred
 Comfortable delivering presentations to a variety of audiences

 Public speaking experience
 Résumé/portfolio building experience
 Networking with local community members
 Participate in HI USA volunteer appreciation events
 Potential to earn HI USA membership and/or overnights at HI USA hostels


  • People Skills
  • Storytelling
  • Public Speaking

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours per workshop, plus training
  • Travel experience required

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