This page is here to tell you more about the how-to of traveling domestically utilizing the US Servas Host-to-Host program.
(if you are also a traveler, please do the normal protocol and reach out, attach your LOI to emails, and show up with the hard copy in hand…)
Step 1: Become or renew as a US Servas host.
Step 2: Receive a “Welcome Host” email, which mentions the HOST-TO-HOST program.
Step 3: On usservas.org, navigate to “Member Area” > “Host List USA”
Step 4: Search for USA hosts using either a zip code or by downloading the .pdf file
Important things to remember:
- Traveling domestically through this program still means you are expected to follow ALL the protocols and adhere to the standards of good behavior you would follow as a Servas traveler using the program. That is why we attach the Travelers Responsibilities to your Welcome Email.
If you are a current host, but NOT a current traveler, you will not haev an LOI. Here are some helpful guidelines if this applies to you:
- Take a SCREENSHOT of your HOST PROFILE, so that your host can see you are a valid host member, when you attach this to email correspondence, before your stay. Be sure to explain you will be traveling as a host, and that is why you don’t have an LOI to attach.
Any host can also look you up via the host listing, and find your profile to verify that you are a current, valid US Servas host (however, it is nice to save them the trouble and attach the screenshot) to your email.
Now that we are integrating with Servas Online (the International site), we send current hosts and travelers the info on how to create a log in and fill in their profiles, AND hosts can upload photos to their profiles on SI (Servas International). As a result, your potential host can look you up on Servas Online (International) and see you are a current host, and also see a photo of what you look like. Also note that all hosts are on the USA Host Listing (on USServas.org) within 24 hours of joining or renewing.
- Be sure and tell your potential host the city and state you live in, so they can easily find your host listing to verify you are current and active.
- And just as when traveling outside the US, EVERY member of your party, over 18, needs to be a current, valid Servas member
Host-to-host travel is great for those who want to travel in the USA only, and also we have SO MANY HOSTS here whom would love to receive more visitors than they currently do. Explore your Servas community!
Be sure to be as courteous when utilizing the US Servas Host-to-Host program as you would when traveling on an LOI and remember that Host-to-Host visits are the same as any other Servas visit. The same protocols apply to all of our valued Servas community members.
Thank you for being the best part of Servas!
Happy traveling and hosting!