Volunteer with us!
The Los Angeles Council of HI-USA is always looking for volunteers to help us fulfill our mission: to help all, especially, the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling.
Volunteers with the Los Angeles Council are involved directly with the local Los Angeles community. The following are some of the opportunities we have available.
To be placed on our general volunteer list, please contact John Estrada, Executive Director, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 310-393-3413 x25.
World Travel 101 Speakers
Following a guided PowerPoint format, and interspersed with your own personal travel experience, you can teach others the basics of budget and regional travel. Speakers have to have traveled to the region they are presenting within the last 2-3 years.
Each presentation is held on a Saturday and requires a commitment of 2 hours, Speakers must be able to present at least two workshops within a six-month time period. Most volunteers serve 3-4 times per year.
A one day training session is required. Call the Los Angeles Council of HI-USA at (310) 393-6263 x25 for more details.
HI-Los Angeles/Santa Monica needs your help!
Walking Tour Leaders are needed to share your favorite parts of L.A. Love hiking, nature, the beach? Lead one of many walking tours through your favorite parts of Los Angeles and act as an informative guide for foreign visitors.
Other opportunities exist - Do you have a talent, a craft or a special presentation you would like to share with our international guests? Do you want to share your time and give our hostellers the opportunity to help others through community service? Let us know what your idea may be. We can start on the road together for greater understanding of the world and its people!
Volunteers create fresh, stimulating activities that connect you to international visitors. There's so much to share and learn. Volunteers help provide our guests with personal and meaningful interactions that make their stays pleasurable and memorable.
All activities generally depart from the hostel. To get more information, please contact Luke by phone at 310-393-9913 x117.
Hostelling International USA provides more than just low-cost accommodations – we promote international awareness and understanding. We believe that you have to see the world to understand it. Leaving familiar surroundings, traveling to new places and staying in hostels along the way help you experience new places and cultures, and build friendships with people of diverse backgrounds. Hostelling shapes perspectives that are less judgmental, that appreciate diversity and recognize the world's interconnectedness. Today it is more important than ever to ensure that all people–especially the young–have a chance to participate in life-changing travel experiences.
Here at the Los Angeles Council, our hostel programs help international travelers connect; our school-age programs opens students' eyes to the natural environment and their role in protecting it; and our community programs seek to encourage and prepare locals to venture abroad. We need your help to ensure more people have the opportunity to engage in meaningful, educational travel that broadens perspectives and promotes understanding. Make a contribution of your your time, or a monetary investment to the Los Angeles Council of HI-USA and help people around the world to connect. Donate Here