Volunteer for the Hocking Hills Day Trip!

Spend the day enjoying the beauty of God's creation together with internationals!  IFI is taking international students on a day-trip to the beautiful Hocking Hills on Saturday, Oct 16th or Sunday, Oct. 17th, and you can help! Drivers are needed to transport students on the trip for the day. Pick up your student(s) by 9am and drive to Hocking Hills to hike, talk, and connect. Then return whenever your group decides (see the sample schedule). Sign up below:


Important Note: This event is only open to screened, trained, and approved volunteers. Volunteers must have three (3) years driving experience in order to transport students. Please review and agree to IFI’s COVID-19 Policy for driving students in a car.

Hocking Hills | Sample Schedule for Volunteers

Note: You will be taking this trip with your own group, but you will likely see other groups of IFI students, staff, and volunteers while hiking.

9:00 am - 10:00 am: Pick up students and depart Columbus (try to leave no later than 10:00am)

10:30 am - 12:30 am: Arrive at hocking Hills for Hike 1

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Eat Lunch (bring a packed lunch and drink for yourself)

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Hike 2

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Hike 3

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Leave Hocking Hills region and drive back to Columbus (please plan to leave well before dark and to return your student(s) home no later than 7:30 pm). You can also        stop for dinner to extend the fun!

Come prepared with a bag lunch, water, a mask, and comfortable shoes for walking. Dress in a warmer coat or sweatshirt for the morning and can be removed for the afternoon. And don't forget your camera/phone!