As we’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, Hostelling International USA is developing a new program called the Great Hostel Give Back to encourage volunteerism by giving away free overnights in participating hostels across the US.
Cosmopolitan Magazine included the Great Hostel Give Back program in their most recent issue under the heading “14 Things for You to Do This Month”. (See #4)
Are you and your friends looking for a way to travel on a budget while also doing something to benefit the local community? This program may be perfect for you!
Here are the details of the Great Hostel Give Back Program:
- Commit to at least 2 hours of service in the local community during their trip for each night they plan to stay at the hostel for free.
- Commit to hosting an activity at the hostel to benefit other guests, such as a community meal or a presentation about their service experience.
- Have at least 10 members.
- Complete the on-line application form here.
Need ideas for community service opportunities in the Portland Area? Check out Hands On Greater Portland for thousands of volunteer jobs and organizations looking for help.