HOST is always looking for volunteers across the UK and sometimes has vacancies for internships and paid posts in our London office.
Please choose a current vacancy from below:
|Currently there are no paid posts available.|
Voluntary Regional Organiser (BACK TO TOP)
HOST is administered centrally by a very small team based in London. It would be impossible to run the scheme without the voluntary work of our Regional Organisers (ROs). We aim to have an RO for every county in the UK, and ideally the RO lives in the area they are looking after. We almost always have a few vacancies, and we are also glad to have volunteer ‘locums’ who look after regions where they do not live, while we are waiting for a resident RO.
The job involves placing students with appropriate families based on given criteria. A friendly telephone manner and appreciation of the value of volunteers is essential. The job also includes some publicity work and recruiting of new hosts, including visiting prospective hosts in their homes.
There is the opportunity to undertake liaison with local institutions and students.
There is support from the London Office and from Regional Organisers in neighbouring regions.
Please download the job description below for further information.
Current Vacancies for Regional Organisers
- Regional Organiser (Locum)
- Regional Organiser for Bristol & Avon
- Regional Organiser for Cambridgeshire
- Regional Organiser for Herefordshire and Worcestershire
- Regional Organiser for Leicestershire and Nortamptonshire
- Regional Organiser for Nottinghamshire
- Regional Organiser for Scottish Highlands and Islands
- Regional Organiser for Shropshire
- Regional Organiser for Staffordshire and Derbyshire
- Regional Organiser for Surrey and South West London
- Regional Organiser for Warwickshire and West Midlands
If you are interested in one of these vacancies, or if you would like to offer as a locum RO for a region where you may not live, please contact us.
Working with HOST UK
Some quotes of Interns who recently completed a placement with HOST UK:
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
Working as an Administration Intern at HOST UK was an opportunity to gain truly relevant career experience. I learnt a lot during my cooperation with the friendly HOST team. Beside my everyday activities including customer service and administrative tasks I was involved in a number of interesting marketing projects. The things that were very valuable and I liked the most were HOST's weekly meetings, where we discussed and shared ideas. I felt my work was always appreciated, which motivated me to keep progressing. I am grateful for having this experience and I think it contributed greatly to my success in finding employment in London
Aleksandra Administration Intern Aug 2013-Dec 2013
My experience interning with HOST UK has been absolutely tremendous! I was able to gain key skills in administration, which I have no doubt I will benefit from in my future career. It has also been very rewarding, as I could experience first hand what impact I was making - there is no better feeling than to hear from students who have been on an enjoyable visit talk about all the memorable moments they have had. I was able to expand my skills through formal and informal learning opportunities alike and I am truly grateful to the team at HOST for making it such an unforgettable time!
Stephanie Administration Intern May 2013 -Aug 2013
Student Ambassador (BACK TO TOP)
The main aim of the Student Ambassador role is to help promote HOST within his or her university. The assistant will gain experience working for a small but growing charity. They will also find out about HOST as an organisation and learn more about international students and their life in the UK.
Range of tasks:
Promoting HOST within international student societies with the aim of diversifying student applications.
Distribution of publicity material
Briefing ‘buddies’ on HOST.
Attending Orientation and Freshers’ events as required.
Any other tasks that might come up from time to time.
Estimated hours of work:
1-2 hours a week
Orientation events may require full day or half day attendance
To apply please send your CV and Covering Letter to Vidushi