Who we are

Acquaint is a global cultural exchange at the grassroots level. Our community is made up entirely of volunteers eager to learn from each other and make a positive difference. Acquainters can be found across all walks of life, in many different corners of the world. Currently in over 70 countries, our community's diversity and impact continue to grow.

What we do

As Acquaint Volunteers, we commit to listening and learning from other people, whether they live down the street from us or on the other side of the world! On the platform we connect with each other for one-on-one conversations using virtual icebreakers as an optional enhancement.

What we do:

As Acquaint Volunteers, we commit to listening and learning from other people, whether they live down the street from us or on the other side of the world! On the platform we connect with each other for one-on-one conversations using virtual icebreakers as an optional enhancement.
Mission:To provide a platform that enables people from around the world to grow and learn through human connection.
Vision:To bring the people of the world together by inspiring authentic human connection
Values:
  • appreciation
  • curiosity
  • equality
  • non-judgement
Mission
To provide a platform that enables people from around the world to grow and learn through human connection.
Vision
To bring the people of the world together by inspiring authentic human connection
Values
  • appreciation
  • curiosity
  • equality
  • non-judgement

Our members' impact:

Polarization and hate can prevent humanity from working together to solve some of the world's most critical problems. In the United States, 87% of people see polarization as a threat to the country. In Turkey, nearly three-quarters of people say they would not want to do business with someone of an opposing political party. Far worse examples than these exist in the forms of violent conflict.

We believe that listening, cultural exchange, and effortful human connection are essential for our happiness and survival at all levels. Since exchange is so beneficial and needed, we think there should be an easy way for anyone to participate in an exchange at the grassroots level. Volunteering with Acquaint creates positive, prejudice-defying ripple effects in each volunteer's community. A 30-minute conversation with someone new can unravel years of misconceptions about people different from ourselves.

What makes Acquaint unique?

Acquaint is a way for people to drive positive change in the world. To do this, our community is focused on connecting people safely, equitably, and powerfully:
  • Acquaint finds conversation partners for its' members - you never know who you'll discover!
  • We focus on one-on-one conversations - no comments sections or likes/dislikes.
  • Safe & private: All volunteers go through our training process and sharing contact info is forbidden.
  • Positive, energizing conversations: members make a difference through the effort they put in trying to connect with others.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Acquaint's only obligation is to the mission, not to shareholders. Although many for-profit companies claim to bring the world together, they often divide us further because they fail to choose mission over money.