Airbnb Supports Young People Doing Service Years

For the third year, Airbnb and Service Year Alliance are working together to support and engage young people who serve communities through a service year. Moving to a new city and living on a stipend can sometimes feel overwhelming. We want to help. That's why we teamed up to build and offer a handful of resources to make things a little easier. 

Below, check out all the ways you can lean on Airbnb during your service year. 

Airbnb Vouchers

Airbnb vouchers give you a week or more of free Airbnb accommodations while you settle into your new city and do your service year. Any person enrolled in a certified position on is eligible to submit an Airbnb Voucher Request Form. Each voucher is valued up to $750 USD, which should get you between 6-10 nights in most places. 

Vouchers will be distributed starting May 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017 on the Thursday of each week. While all requests are welcomed, you’ll get preference if you need a voucher for relocation. You’ll also get preference if you’re doing a service year in one of our 10 priority markets: Austin, TX; Boston, MA; San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Los Angeles, CA; New York City, NY; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Washington, DC. All other requests will be fulfilled as vouchers are available.

For the fine print and more details, check out our FAQs. Don't see an answer to your question in the FAQs? Ask us!

Airbnb Service Year Host Map

If you are traveling for any service-related reason (relocating to start your service year, attending a training, emergency housing, etc), you should check out Airbnb’s Service Year Host Map. This is a map of 100+ Airbnb hosts who are willing to discount their nightly rates for service year corps members. Simply contact the host before you book the reservation, identify yourself as a service year corps member, let them know you found them through Airbnb’s partnership with Service Year Alliance, and ask the host to extend a Special Offer. Plus, if you receive an Airbnb voucher, Airbnb’s Service Year Host Map can help make your voucher stretch even further!