Becoming a host is an opportunity for you to show solidarity to people in need and help in a very real and practical way. Help play a significant part in the difficult process of resettlement and integration.
The image is courtesy of our first Refugees Welcome hosting family in Australia.

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Sign up as a host and share some basic information about yourself, your expectations and the type of accommodation you offer. There is no commitment expected from you at this point, we will contact you in person first. If your circumstances change or you change your mind we totally understand.
Sign up as a host
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Match host and guest
We get in contact with you and discuss the program in more detail. We gather more details about your expectations and accommodation offer so we can find a suitable match. For security purposes, we will request you to complete a regular police clearance check.

Once a match is found, we set up a meeting over a cuppa between you and the potential guest. You both have the chance to get to know each other. We will discuss the ins and outs of your arrangements and take it from there.
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Refugees Welcome Australia is entirely self-funded and volunteer-based. Unfortunately, we are not capable to support you financially at this stage. However, if you do need financial support we can help find ways to cover some of the costs.
Find ways to help you financially
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Guest comes to stay
When both you and a guest are comfortable about the match, your guest moves in for in most cases a three weeks trail. You continue to share accommodation for an agreed length of time, for a minimum of 3 months or more. If either of your decide the arrangement is not working, Refugees Welcome will be responsible to find another home for your guest.
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From the moment you first meet with us and your future guest, you are assigned a trained ’buddy’ who will be the direct contact person for you and your guest. Our buddies are trained volunteers who provide assistance with communication, logistical arrangements, and any issues you experience along the way.
Your Personal Support Network