Hostelling International San Diego community engagement

jpg 2017-HI-BikeTrip-FinalHostelling International USA (HI USA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, member organization founded on an enduring belief in the power of travel to foster a deeper understanding of people, places and the world around. We promote a dynamic community of global citizens who have the wisdom and humanity to actively make the world a better place. We believe in making travel accessible to everyone, giving back to the communities where our hostels reside, and creating truly transformative life experiences for our guests.

For over 80 years, HI USA has provided a network of affordable hostels and offers a unique and local stay experience, with a wide range of engaging activities, events, and educational programs that enrich the travel experience and create opportunities for greater intercultural awareness and understanding.

You can get involved in HI USA’s mission to “inspire a genuine understanding of people, places, and cultures for a more tolerant world” no matter where you live. HI USA has opportunities for volunteers across its network of more than 50 hostels all over the country. And with travel workshops, educational programs, Meet-Up groups, and more in San Diego and beyond, you don’t need to live near one of our hostels to get involved!

To find volunteer opportunities near you, please visit our volunteer page

For questions about joining an educational travel workshop or Meet-Up group near you, please contact Anna Lucas Marin at (in your E-mail, please be sure to mention which state you live in).

Sign up today and receive HI There, the travel newsletter from HI USA. Designed to inspire our community of travelers to seek authentic experiences in destinations known and unknown, to meet new people from across the country and around the world, and to develop a genuine understanding of new cultures – towards a common goal of creating a more tolerant world.

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