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Our freelance Publicity Officer is retiring at the end of September. We are now advertising for a part-time post to replace her from the beginning of October.

Interested? Please click the box to the right for more information.

antoinette light.jpgOur latest recruit

Antoinette Guest has joined us as our Volunteer Regional Organiser for Surrey and SW London. She writes:

I am originally from Washington,D.C. After receiving my BA in International Relations at George Mason University I embarked on a five year adventure, living, working, and studying in Yemen, Turkey, South Korea, and finally the UK. It was during my travels that I discovered the enriching and memorable experience of being hosted, before going on to host others myself. In joining HOST I hope to facilitate greater opportunities for other international students and host families to gain from similar exchanges and cultural sharing.

Voluntary regional organisers

Our volunteer Regional Organisers (ROs) work mostly at home, using the HOST database, phone and email to contact students and the hosts in their region.

We aim to have one RO in every county. Each RO has a list of the volunteer hosts in their region and is responsible for maintaining good relations with their hosts (normally by phone) and encouraging them to offer invitations for students.

ROs try to spread the word about HOST in their region and play an important part in the recruitment of new hosts, by contacting those who enquire, explaining what is involved, and visiting them in their homes before registering them as hosts.

All the ‘match-making’ between hosts and students is done by the ROs. ROs are sent student applications and need to be in contact with students (normally by email) to ensure that the matching process goes smoothly.

ROs are NOT responsible for making travel arrangements for students.

Many ROs also have the opportunity to go into their local universities once or twice a year, to help inform students about HOST.

ROs have a one-day training, and constant support from the HOST office and other ROs.

We are currently looking for ROs in these regions:

  • Regional Organiser (Locum)
  • Regional Organiser for Bristol & Avon
  • Regional Organiser for Cambridgeshire
  • Regional Organiser for Herefordshire and Worcestershire
  • Regional Organiser for Leicestershire and Northamptonshire
  • Regional Organiser for Nottinghamshire
  • Regional Organiser for Scottish Highlands and Islands
  • Regional Organiser for Shropshire
  • Regional Organiser for Staffordshire and Derbyshire
  • Regional Organiser for Warwickshire and West Midlands

Volunteer hosts


The HOST office offers a friendly and varied introduction to office work.

This is what some recent interns have said about working with us:

Internship at HOST was a great opportunity to learn new skills and gain office experience. As a small charity it provides an ideal environment for interns to learn and develop. Everyone at HOST was friendly and patient and helped me with any new tasks. Internship has also given me a more in-depth understanding of how charities work. It provided me with valuable skills and confidence. Internship at HOST was a rewarding experience.

- Margaret Administration Intern Oct 2013 - Mar 2014

My internship at HOST was a great way to gain admin and customer service experience and get an insight into the running of a small charity. The work was interesting and varied, and I felt like a valued member of the team’

- Rachel Administration Intern Oct 2013 - Mar 2014

Current vacancies

None at present. We expect to be looking for one or two interns later in the year.

Job Vacancy - Publicity Officer

Publicity Officer Post

We have a vacancy in our London Office for a part-time Publicity Officer. Please open the documents below for information and application form.


Job Vacancy Publicity Officer.doc

Publicity Officer Job Description

Publicity Officer Person Specification

Publicity Officer Terms and Conditions

HOST application form

Monitoring Sheet Publicity Officer

Contact us

Unit K106, The Biscuit Factory, Tower Bridge Business Complex, 100 Clements Road, Southwark, London, SE16 4DG


Tel: 0207 739 6292


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