You may become a member as
either a Host or Friend.
As a Host
you provide accommodation for Servas travellers or hospitality as a “Day
Host”. As a Friend you have membership without the obligation of hosting.
Both Hosts and Friends will receive regular newsletters.
The annual subscription to be a Member is $20.00. This covers the
administration costs and the production of the annual Host booklet which
lists all Hosts and Friends
of Servas in New Zealand.
If and when
you would like to travel, your status will then be changed to
“Traveller". As a traveller you may stay with Servas hosts all over the
within NZ, you just need a validation letter from your
When travelling overseas, you will need to complete
the Traveller form
(Letter of Introduction)
if you are going to
the next 4 – 6
weeks. This is because it is only valid for one
year from the
date of issue.
If you want to travel again in the following years, then you will need to
repeat the process.
cost for an individual/single traveller is $50.00 and for a family
You need to:
• Contact your nearest Regional Coordinator so they can send
you the paperwork.
• Be interviewed to ensure that you fully understand the
procedures and obligations involved in being a Servas Host and/or Traveller.
• Pay the appropriate subscription.
We consider the interview an important part of the
process of joining Servas. It provides an opportunity to ensure that you
fully understand the procedures and obligations involved in being a Servas
Host and/or Traveller. If you are joining as a couple or family you should
both attend the interview.
The Traveller receives a Letter of Introduction which is signed,
stamped and dated. This is the traveller's 'passport' to travel with Servas
‑ it is valid for one year. You can now borrow Host Lists to help you plan
your Servas visits.
The Host will be included in the next NZ Host
List, typically collated in September each year. You will also be sent a
copy of the NZ Host List and put on our newsletter mailing list.