Hostelling International
Los Angeles (Santa Monica)

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  Volunteer Opportunities
As a volunteer at Hostelling International -- Los Angeles (Santa Monica), you will be serving an ever-changing, international group of travellers lucky enough to be staying here at Hostelling International -- Los Angeles (Santa Monica). The hostel has lots of facilities for group events large and small.

We are looking for new volunteers to add to our great volunteer staff who provide plenty of enrichment programs to curious and adventuresome young travellers. Walking tours of your favorite parts of the city, volleyball games, hiking, bicycling, sailing, movie discussions, TV tapings, planning and staffing special presentations, talks, parties, a talent show, a concert -- these are programs you can help our guests enjoy.

As an LA "information insider," you may want to staff our hostel Information Desk, guiding travellers to sites and destinations in the LA area. And, we need volunteers to act as Community Service liaisons, leading hostellers to volunteer opportunities around the city, introducing them to a truly unique American experience. Your group may package lunches which you'll distribute to the homeless on Venice Beach. Or, you might plant trees with TreePeople, or clean the beaches with Heal-the-Bay. This could be an ideal way to combine any volunteer work you may currently be doing with helping at the hostel.

Commitment hours vary, but you will be trained in your field and work with splendid staff and other volunteers. Most of all, you will be helping us carry out the mission of Hostelling International -- to help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling.

For more information, please contact:

Lucy Bradley
Program Director/Volunteer Coordinator
Hostelling International -- Los Angeles (Santa Monica)
1436 Second Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401 USA
310.393.9913 ext 18