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Hostelling International Boston

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HI Boston is looking for volunteers to help prepare a meal, promote cross-cultural understanding, and facilitate interaction between local students and world travelers with the hostel's Cultural Kitchen program!

Hostelling International USA (HI USA) is a nonprofit, member organization founded on an enduring belief in the power of travel to foster a deeper understanding of people, places, and the world around. HI USA promotes a dynamic community of global citizens who have the wisdom and humanity to actively make the world a better place.

Dinners occur during the evening on weekdays or weekends and volunteers are asked to come at least 1-hour before dinnertime to begin cooking.

Cooking expertise is not a requirement for this volunteer position but an interest in cooking and comfort in the kitchen is preferred! You should be motivated to interact positively with community members, share your travel and life stories with them, and help guide them in cooking a delicious meal.

Time commitment: 3 hours for workshop, 2 hours for preparation (before and day of the event), total: 5 hours.

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 acceptance 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 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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Training provided.

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