Hosting is a great way to travel the world without leaving your home. Whether your goal is to make friends, expose your family to different cultures, learn a language, or contribute to the peace movement, Servas can add wonderful new dimensions to your life.
As a Servas host, you’ll be part of a network of more than 15,000 families and individuals spread over 125 countries on six continents. Mirroring Servas travelers, Servas hosts cover the whole spectrum of diversity. We live in urban, suburban, small town and rural communities. We are multigenerational and one-parent families, bankers and brick layers, retirees and people of all ages.
Here are the four steps to becoming a host:
Register an Account
First create an account on this site and fill out the Host form. After we receive the information a US Servas representative will contact you via e-mail to continue the process. Click here to create a new account.
Obtain two letters of recommendation
Your Interviewer may ask to see two letters of recommendation from two personal references before you can host. These are to ensure that hosts will be kind & welcoming hosts to our travelers. The letters of recommendation may come from anyone who knows you well, including family, friends, neighbors & coworkers. This person should be able to attest to your comfort & readiness to host a stranger as a guest in your home.
Meet with an Interviewer
All of our travelers and hosts participate in a one-on-one interview. You will be able search for an Interviewer in your area. The interview serves as an orientation to the Servas policies & procedures, and ensures that all Servas members have been vetted for safety. We require an in-person interview; if extenuating cirmcumstances prevent an in-person interview, remote interviewers are available via Skype or telephone.
Complete the Sign-Up Process
After a successful interview, you may elect to make a voluntary contribution ($50 is suggested.) If you decide not to donate at this time, you will still need to go through the shopping cart to complete activate your host membership. Once activiated, you will be included in the U. S. Servas host list (available online to approved International Travelers and US Hosts.) Visitors will contact you to arrange a visit.