Home Host Volunteer Application

The application will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. 

Throughout the year, DC-based volunteers welcome global leaders into their homes to share a meal, conversation, or even a cup of coffee – an activity that we call "Home Hospitality." These global leaders are participants of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), a professional U.S. Department of State-sponsored program that promotes the exchange of ideas. Home Hospitality provides IVLP leaders opportunities for connection while sharing a casual meal and conversation with U.S. hosts. 
While the participants are primarily here for professional programming, home hospitality allows them to extend their program beyond office buildings and professional meetings to engage with U.S. families on a personal level. Home Hospitality is vital citizen diplomacy resource that builds valuable connections and forms lifelong friendships with people around the world. 
Join us in welcoming global leaders into your home! If you are interested in becoming a Home Host, please fill out this application. Requirements to be a host include residence in the DC metro area, ability to host at least two international participants at a time, and cultural sensitivity.  


For questions, please email Alyson Woolley at awoolley@meridian.org. 

Fields of interest. Please select as many that apply. *
Would you like to attend a IVLP Home Hospitality Program Zoom informational session? We will discuss: Home Host expectations and preparation; Tips from experienced Home Hosts. *
Would you like to sign up to be Home Host? *
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