At a glance
Imagine arriving in a city like Paris or Mumbai and, instead of trying to find a taxi, there is somebody already waiting for you. Imagine that instead of going to eat at the place recommended by the guidebook, someone shows you their favourite restaurant. Imagine the experience staying as a personal guest of your new friend rather than sleeping in an impersonal hotel room. BeWelcome makes it possible.
You like the idea? Get active!
Join one of our teams: Share the work, commitment and fun! We are currently looking for:
- Member Support
- Local volunteers
Your opinion, please!
We are constantly working on the improvement of BeWelcome. If you have a suggestion, please let us know.
How is it organised?
Dreaming alone is not enough. That's why we have founded BeVolunteer, a non-profit organisation registered in Rennes, France. Through BeVolunteer's official statutes, we provide a basis for democratic decision making, financial transparency and information security so that we can protect our members and manage the project BeWelcome effectively.
Since this week the option to make your profile public has been disabled. We noticed an influx in fake accounts this year, creating profiles just to show links with or without a cloud of words. We suspect that bots create those accounts to be indexed by search engines and therefore create more credibility and visibility by those engines.
That's why the Board of Directors recently decided it would be good to see if the amount of fake accounts decreases when disabling the option for profile pages to be indexed. This will be in effect at least until the next General Assembly where ...written by amnesiac84 - 2016/05/20 19:35
Those who closely follow our statistics page might have seen a sudden drop in the number of (new) members. You might wonder how the amount of new daily members can be a negative number: it's the sum of all who've joined and who's membership has been suspended or removed.
Every year BeWelcome sends out an e-mail to all who've not logged in for over a year. These members are asked to login once more to show they're still interested. By not logging in, the status is changed to 'inactive', and those members will not show up in the defaul...Read more