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Global Xchange - Host Homes wanted

5 Oct 2011 - 12:14 by michelle.foster
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Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) are still appealing for Host Homes for Global Xchange Participants. Due to a delay obtaining visas, GMYN will be seeking host homes until 22 October when the volunteers start arrive in Manchester.

Global Xchange is a partnership between VSO, The British Council and other partner organisations around the world. Working directly with the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Global Xchange is part of the pilot year of International Citizen Service (ICS).

In Manchester Global Xchange will be run through local partner organisation Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN), offering a cross-cultural exchange programme.

In October 2011, a team of 20 volunteers (aged 18-25) from India and the UK will be arriving in Manchester. They will spend over 6000 hours engaged in voluntary work in the local community over a period of 12 weeks. Having completed their time in Manchester, the whole team will then spend three months working with local projects in a community in India.

GMYN are currently appealing for people in Manchester to host pairs of volunteers involved in this exciting programme. Any home can host; families, singles, flat-share and couples are all welcome.

Are you hospitable, open to learning about another culture, able to offer a spare room (volunteers can share), available for anything between 2 and 12 weeks and able to host a pair of volunteers

As cross cultural learning is an integral part of Global Xchange, GMYN are asking for people to accommodate a pair of volunteers (1 from India and 1 from the UK) from October to December 2011. Volunteers are expected to be one of the family and are not expected to be entertained. They will fit in with your schedule and are willing to cook and clean for themselves if necessary.

GMYN will provide:
• A weekly allowance (£100 per pair) to put towards food costs and utilities
• Volunteers who have gone through a selection process and training
• A briefing for you before the volunteers arrive
• Two Programme Supervisors on hand for support whenever necessary
• Opportunities to be involved with the programme

For further information, visit: www.globalxchange.org.uk, or contact Becci Cunningham, Global Xchange Programme Supervisor, on 0161 274 3299 / 0779 068 7776, or email: becci.cunningham@gmyn.co.uk.
 

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