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.

Update March 2018:
At the present time we are not recruiting new hosts.
Please do check back here or keep in touch on social media, for updates in the future.


Over the last few months we’ve been busy inducting quite a few new short term and long term hosts and so our list of available hosts has grown quite significantly! This means that we’ve reached the point now where we sadly haven’t got capacity to take on any more new hosts at this time.

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

If you are from outside Manchester and would like to find about similar projects in your area, or national hosting organisations, please visit, 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!

Thank you so much.