Short-term Host - Cultural Exchange Weekends

Make the world a little friendlier! Spend a weekend with an adult international student, learning about their culture, showing them your local area and inviting them to experience your own home life.

Volunteer hosts invite students to stay so the student can experience 'real' Britain, away from university and heavy tourism, and so the host can meet new people and learn about diverse cultures from around the world.

Choose how often you host, how many people you invite (individuals, pairs or families) and if you would like to meet someone from a specific country. Students and hosts will be matched on interests and availability by a Regional Organiser (RO) who will also help you sign up.

There are no specific expectations from a host visit, other than the student should be made to feel part of your family for the short time. Hosts can show their local area, visit friends, attend local events, or just spend time chatting. This is not a tourism opportunity for the student and hosts are not expected to act as 'tour-guides'.

So, if you'd like to enjoy an unusual and rewarding activity, meet new people and travel the world from your sofa, get in touch with HOST.

Skills

Friendly and welcoming people who are interested in meeting new people and experiencing a cultural exchange.


Details

  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    A limited amount can be claimed towards expenses. Visits last Friday until Sunday
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 03/07/2015

End Date: 18/08/2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No Yes Yes
Afternoon No No No No No Yes Yes
Evening No No No No No Yes Yes

Location

This opportunity is available in: Colchester


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