I became a Host after a lot of thought.
I originally considered fostering, but after talking with a previous Host who worked for Young Devon, Hosting young people in my home felt like the best way to go.
What's most rewarding for me? Being able to be in a natural environment with a young person; spending varied times of the day together, which is not forced or planned. This brings a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere; enabling the young person to build trust in you, so together you can develop a positive relationship.
With Hosting, you get to know the young person on a more equal level. You start to be able to see where they need help, guidance or just need to offload.
Hosting gives the young person consistency, stability, acceptance and a safe environment.
I would recommend being a Host if you have room to accommodate. It is the best opportunity I have seen available to young people and it is very rewarding.