Madison Area Technical College Morgridge Center for Public Service Edgewood College

Leadership Volunteering - Board & Committee Match Position

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Agency Information
Agency:  HI-Madison Hostel
Incorporation Year: 1965
Annual Budget: $25,000 to $99,999
Board Meetings Held: Monthly
Current Board Size: 6
Number Paid Staff: 6
Number Volunteer Staff: 10
Primary Group(s) Served: Adults (26-54)
Adolescents (13-17)
Young Adults (18-25)
Position Information
Primary Contact:  Carlos Lewison, General Manager, (608) 441-0144, (email)
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Position title: Board & Committee Match Position
Description: Position: Board Member

Purpose of Position: The Board of Directors is the primary volunteer leadership group, working to achieve the vision and mission of Hostelling International - Wisconsin Council. The Board provides oversight, strategic direction, and ensures adequate resources and effective management of those resources

The Wisconsin Council oversees two hostels--the Madison Hostel, in downtown Madison, and Eagle Hostel, in Kettle Moraine State Park. In addition to oversight of these facilities, the Wisconsin Council strives to further the mission of Hostelling International through programs, activities, and marketing.


The Board of Directors meets the first Thursday of each month. A one year commitment is desired.
Vision and Mission: Understands and furthers the mission, "To help all, especially the young, understand the world and its people through Hostelling." purpose, goals, policies, and programs. Enhances HI-Madison Hostel's public image by serving as an advocate to members, volunteers, and the general public.

Strategic Direction: Advise and guide the organization in policy making and long-range planning for the future. Monitor and strengthen its programs. Serve in leadership positions, as committee members, and undertake special assignments as appropriate.


We are looking for wide range of personal and professional skills.This is a great opportunity to practice new skills and to build your resume. Areas of interest include:

  • Marketing,
  • Public Relations
  • Event Planning
  • Web Design
  • Fund raising

The board meetings once a month. Looking for one year commitment.
Languages: English
Arts and Culture: Arts Service Organizations
Education: Adult Continuing
Higher Education
Human Services: Community Recreation
Immigrant Centers
International/Foreign Affairs: Development
Public, Societal Benefit: Advocacy
Community Development
Nonprofit Management
Skills and Expertise: Accounting / Auditing
Computers / Technology
Entertainment / Culture
Marketing / Sales
Organizational Development
Public Relations

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