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 will need to see two letters of recommendation from two personal references. These are to ensure that only reputable people host our travelers. If your references don’t want to write letters, we have a form they can fill out with short answers instead. You will receive a link to the relevant form on your profile page.
Meet with an Interviewer
All of our travelers and hosts are interviewed by a trained volunteer. You can find interviewers near you with our interactive interviewer map, and there will also be a list of interviewers near your address on your profile page. Our current policy is to require in-person interviews with individual exceptions if there are no interviewers near you.
Complete the Sign-Up Process
After a successful interview, you may elect to make a voluntary contribution. ($50 is suggested.) 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.