Lead/Assist with Welcome Parties & Facilitate Cultural Exchange!

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ORGANIZATION: Hostelling International Chicago

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HI Chicago is looking for volunteers to lead and support welcome parties for guests at our bustling Chicago hostel; which hosts travelers from across the globe. The HI USA Welcome Party allows guests to meet and interact with each other, at the hostel. These Welcome Parties also serve as an opportunity for guests to learn some information about Chicago history and the culture of our local communities/neighborhoods.

WHY VOLUNTEER WITH HI USA?

  • Meet new people from all over the world, including travelers, staff, and fellow volunteers
  • Help bring people together and facilitate cultural exchange
  • Build skills in public speaking, foreign languages, intercultural communication, and more
  • Earn HI USA membership and overnights at HI USA hostels
  • Training provided and flexible schedule
  • Have fun while making a difference!

Training provided!

SCHEDULE

We are looking for welcome party volunteers for our Monday Trivia Nights (5pm-8pm) and Friday Hot Dog Parties (4:45pm - 7:00pm). Occasionally, there are also one-off special events for holidays or other celebrations on different days/times of the week. You can sign up for individual dates or recurring.

REQUIREMENTS
You must be 18+ to be a volunteer at our welcome parties.
Most tasks involved in welcome parties require standing for long periods of time and lifting up to 20lbs.

PURPOSE/DEFINITION and HI USA MISSION

HI USA is 501(c)(3) non-profit education association. Our purpose is to "inspire a deeper understanding of people places and cultures for a more tolerant world." As a non-profit, the revenues we receive through overnight stays and memberships is reinvested in mission delivery.

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About Hostelling International Chicago

Location:

24 East Ida B Wells Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, US

Mission Statement

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

Description

Who We Are

We bring travelers together in the largest hostel network in the USA, but that’s just the start: from local tours and experiences, to experiential learning programs, HI USA strives to bring moments of cultural understanding to our guests and community members. HI USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, member-based organization that reinvests our surpluses back into our hostels and programs so they can have an even greater impact, year after year.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
International
Arts & Culture, Education & Literacy, International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

24 East Ida B. Wells DriveChicago, IL 60605

(41.87584,-87.62654)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are looking for welcome party volunteers for our Monday Trivia Nights (5pm-8pm) and Friday Hot Dog Parties¬†(4:45pm - 7:00pm). You can sign up for individual dates or recurring.¬†We prefer our volunteers assist with 2+ welcome parties per month.
  • TO APPLY: visit https://hiusa.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/hiusa/projectList.jsp?query.project.id=37

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