45 people are interested
Global Cultural Networker
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45 people are interested
Acquaint aims to overcome hate, polarization, and failure to cooperate worldwide by building a global cultural exchange at the grassroots level. Volunteers connect on the Acquaint platform for one-on-one conversations to share culture and perspectives. These sessions raise global awareness while building empathy and cultural competencies. Currently, Acquaint has over 600 volunteers participating from over 70 countries.
Cultural Networking is a remote volunteer opportunity based on each volunteer’s schedule. Each week, you will enter available days and times on the Acquaint website. Based on your availability, you will be paired with a fellow volunteer for at least one session per week. Sessions last an average of 45 minutes, and the goal is to ask questions, learn about the other person, and build our intercultural communication skills. A series of virtual icebreakers help spark conversation.
Once you apply, you will be sent link to signup, and subsequently invited to join one of Acquaint's onboarding Zoom calls. Further instructions will be given from there.
Qualifications and Requirements
- English language fluency
- Basic computer skills
- Internet connection
- Must be 16 years of age or older
- If under 18, permission from a parent or guardian
- Flexible scheduling
- Available volunteering hours: 7:00 - 9:00 and 16:00 - 22:00 Istanbul Time
- Onboarding and training takes 2-4 hours
Join Acquaint today to help bring cultural exchange into the mainstream. We are building a movement. Together we can empower people worldwide to understand each other and build global solidarity!
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Acquaint provides a platform which enables volunteers from around the world to grow and learn through human connections.
Acquaint is a nonprofit peacebuilding organization that works to heal divisions and prevent conflict. Enthusiastic volunteers from over countries connect on our website for one-on-one conversations to share culture and perspectives.
Interactions on Acquaint are made easier and more fun by a series of virtual icebreakers. By listening and sharing with one another, we work to build peace and global solidarity. This is "cultural networking" and it has the power to gradually erode barriers of prejudice and misunderstanding that divide humanity.
Each week, volunteers enter their availability on the platform and are paired for sessions based on their time. Pairings are random. Volunteers could end up talking to someone right down the street or on the other side of the world. Either way, there is much they can learn from each other!
February 4, 2024
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- People 55+
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training