Global Cultural Exchange Volunteer - Virtual
“Improved communication is the first step towards enhancing interculturalism within diverse societies and laying the foundation for peaceful societies, without which progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved.” -UNESCO
In an increasingly divided world, Acquaint works to cultivate more resilient, inclusive, and peaceful societies. That's why we have created a unique platform optimized for both service and learning where volunteers across all walks of life connect for impactful intercultural dialogue. Acquaint Volunteers equip themselves and their communities with the skills and mindset to overcome hate.
Volunteering with Acquaint offers a unique and exciting opportunity to join a thriving global community of over 800 volunteers from more than 90 countries, all committed to fostering intercultural collaboration and understanding. As a volunteer, you'll have the chance to connect with people from diverse backgrounds, share perspectives, and learn about different cultures and experiences. You'll gain valuable skills in cross-cultural communication that can benefit you in your personal and professional life. By volunteering, you'll be playing a vital role in making the world a more inclusive, accepting, and harmonious place and contributing to the positive impact that Acquaint is driving on a global scale.
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 fellow volunteers for one-on-one cultural exchange sessions. 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
- Conversational English
- Internet connection
- Must be 15 years of age or older
- If under 18, permission from a parent or guardian
- A genuine enthusiasm for fostering intercultural dialogue and understanding
- Tolerance for diverse perspectives
- Flexible scheduling
- 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!