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 October 2018:

This winter, we are looking to recruit a small number of hosts who would be willing be host women at short notice for any time from a few nights up to several months.  If you might be interested in exploring this, please check out our Hosting FAQs (see below) and then send an email to Lisa at we’d love to hear from you!


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.