Hosting

Do you have a spare room?

Could you consider becoming a Boaz host?

Boaz began life as a hosting organisation back in 2004, and since then we’ve offered over 280 hosting placements across Greater Manchester. In 2016-17, we hosted 19 men and women through our network of hosting volunteers.

Boaz gave me somewhere to live and supported me. I was living with hosts who were really nice people, and welcomed me and helped me to feel at home in their house even though I was a stranger.”
(F, Cameroon)

Hosting is an essential part of what we do and who we are as an organisation. Hosting is a very practical way that we can offer welcome, hospitality, friendship and kindness to people who are seeking sanctuary here.

If you’d like to learn more about our general hosting programme and how it works, please read our Boaz Trust Hosting FAQs 2017.

Update November 2018:

We are so grateful to everyone who has got in touch to discuss hosting with us so far this winter! Unfortunately we don’t have capacity to take on any more new hosts at this time. If our situation changes, we’ll be sure to update this page.

If you are from outside Manchester and would like to find about similar projects in your area please visit www.naccom.org.uk, a national network of organisations providing accommodation for destitute asylum seekers and other migrants. In July 2017, NACCOM published a hosting toolkit using case studies from member organisations across the UK which makes a fantastic read for anyone interested in this type of work!

Our friends Refugees at Home run a national hosting scheme and over the last 3 years have arranged over 800 hosting placements. They frequently require hosts in Manchester and Salford and beyond. Please do visit their website to learn more about their work.

Thank you so much.