- Extend Your AFS Experience
Being an AFS volunteer is a great way to keep that AFS spirit going.
- Join A Community
AFS is a welcoming and fun community of volunteers who want to make the world a better place.
- Be Understood
You can stay in a community that understands and shares your experiences. Not everyone knows what it’s like to host a foreign exchange student. In AFS, you will always find someone who will listen to your experience and understand it, since they have either hosted before or have been the one hosted.
- Get New Skills
There are many training opportunities for AFS volunteers. These different training programs will help you gain skills that you can put to use inside and outside of AFS.
- Make A Difference
There are so many different ways you can make a difference within AFS. Whether it’s picking up students from the airport, or facilitating orientations, or facilitating monthly contacts and learning reflections, all AFS volunteers make an impact. Your volunteer commitment doesn’t have to be big to make a difference.
- Keep On Learning
You can further develop your intercultural and global competence by interacting with more AFS students and other types of people within your community.
- Change Lives
You can help fundraise for your local AFS chapter and/or prospective AFS students. This will directly affect people’s lives.
- Fun, Fun, Fun!
It’s guaranteed fun! We promise.
- Create New Bonds
You’ll meet all kinds of new people in your community and region. Perhaps people you normally wouldn’t have met otherwise.
- Pass The Baton
You can share your experience with incoming host families. They will appreciate your advice and tips, especially what not to do.
To learn more about becoming an AFS volunteer click here.