Short Term Host - Cultural Exchange Weekends

  • VO64999
  • Home-based volunteering


Make the world a little friendlier! Spend a weekend with an adult international student in your home, 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.

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.

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 UK.

Organisation aims and objectives

To promote international friendship and understanding by welcoming international students as guests in British homes. HOST arranges for adult international students studying in the UK to spend a day or weekend in a British home, thereby helping them to feel welcom in the UK, and promoting cultural exchange and international friendship.










Minimum of one visit commitment,


Experience required: No particular skills, just an interest in people and other cultures and countries.
Travel details: Home volunteering.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: A limited amount can be claimed to cover expenses.
Training details: Introduction to role from Regional Organiser at volunteer's home.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet,
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Last updated 4 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.