Update 9th July 2020: Due to the Coronavirus outbreak Action Foundation has made the difficult decision to temporarily close our Hosting Project. For further details click here
Action Hosting was set up following people’s desire to help refugees when the migrant crisis grew over the summer of 2015. The project matches volunteers offering a spare bedroom in their home with a destitute asylum seeker for an agreed period of time. To date this project has provided over 2,600 nights of accommodation to vulnerable destitute asylum seekers living in Tyne and Wear!
Action Hosting Volunteers
We are continuously looking to recruit new volunteers to join this project and enable us to increase the number of vulnerable asylum seekers we are able to support. All volunteer hosts receive a full day of training prior to receiving a guest and are supported throughout their involvement with the scheme. The role of the host is to provide guests with a warm, supportive, safe environment to sleep in with access to kitchen and bathroom facilities. Each arrangement between a host and guest is unique depending on their circumstances and Action Hosting staff are happy to discuss how Hosting could work for you!
“Hosting has given us a great deal of satisfaction and fulfilment, the feeling that you are doing your bit but also gaining so much.
After some time it is just like having a family member or friend staying.”
“Before [Action Hosting] I was in a very tough situation. They cut my support and my accommodation and I doing myself on the street and I can do nothing about it.
Now I feel like I am living like normal. Before I was surviving, now I am living.”