Homes Needed For Volunteers from Africa

Local charity wants young visitors to live with families


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A local charity with links to Africa is appealing for people to accommodate young people from Zambia this summer as part of its Global Xchange project.

Hounslow PHAB says that families, singles, flat-shares and couples are eligible to be part of the cultural exchange hosting two young people for between two to twelve weeks. During their time in Hounslow, the young people will work on community projects to get experience .It involves hosting one Zambian and one British volunteer at a time.

Global Xchange provides a weekly allowance of £100 to cover food costs and utilities and ensures that Zambia Programme supervisors are on hand to offer support whenever necessary said a statement from the charity.

“A key factor in the success of the programme is that volunteers live with hosts within the community rather than living as a group in a hostel. This offers a far better insight into life in Hounslow. Equally, hosts benefit from the opportunity of learning about another culture and having an international experience without leaving home”.

While in Hounslow the volunteers will work with a diverse range of local community projects such as working alongside people with disabilities, working with young carers or the elderly and working with the race and equality council.

For more information or to offer accommodation, please contact Programme Supervisor Natasha Samuels on 07528 306291 or email Visit for more information. Global Exchange is an international youth and development programme run by VSO, The British Council and other partner organisations around the world.

March 1, 2012