Through weekend events international students and volunteers have an opportunity to enjoy the best of what Minnesota has to offer through the varied seasons of the year.
These events provide a platform for new friendships to form. Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to follow up with students they meet at an event.
Events include the following:
Explore Minnesota with international students. We offer year round opportunities for students to see and learn about Minnesota. We do nature walks, go to cultural landmarks, and take shopping trips. Join our students for a great experience!
Day Trips include the following:
These are special trips at HCC. Although we see beautiful sites, explore nature, and have fun, these trips are about community. Overnight trips provide what day outings and other activities cannot: a variety of quality time through driving, eating, exploring, living, cooking, and talking together. Overnights provide more time and space for relationships to begin. Consider joining us in a support or leadership role with a medium sized group of international students.
Overnights trips include the following:
Spending quality time with international students yields great fruit. Friendships form, trust grows, and life is shared when we experience something new and enjoyable together. The destination is not as important as the time spent together. We encourage you to take international friends around "hot spots" in Minnesota.
How do I volunteer?
If you are interested in becoming an HCC volunteer you can fill out our EZ volunteer form below. Our volunteer director will then contact you to set up an interview, normally via Zoom. Once you are approved we’ll make sure you are trained and equipped to engage with international students.
Do volunteers get a discount for event fees?
HCC covers half the cost of event fees for volunteers. Many events are free of cost.
How does my church volunteer?
Contact HCC to express your interest and determine a date, destination, and the size of your group. HCC will publicize and secure advance registrations for the outing, but we encourage you to invite those from your network as well! Typically an outing fills quickly, but if registration is low, HCC will consult with you in a timely manner.