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Current Opportunity for Miss Tennky Area Team In Finding Loving Host Famiies for our Fall AFSers

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AFS-Miss Tennky Area Volunteer Leadership Team

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Currently the main opportunity to be involved with AFS is by hosting an AFSer for next school year or sending a student abroad in the near future.

However, volunteers are needed to support the exchange students and their families all through the year. The Miss Tennky Area AFS Volunteer Leadership Team is a group of unpaid financially volunteers who believe in fostering peace and understanding in the world. AFS is a multicultural, international not-for profit organization. AFS has been the leading exchange organization since 1947 and now partners with 90 countries.

Bring the World to Clarksville-Host an AFS Exchange Student Next Fall 2017-18

Go to www.afsusa.org, Soon you will be able to click on host and put in your zip code to see the fabulous students who need loving host families. Locally, contact Sandy Rich at srich@afsusa.org/865-617-0665 for more information.

If you are intereted in volunteering and not hosting go to www.afsusa.org/volunteer-with-afs. The Volunteer coordinator is Becky Heywood at AFSbecky@comcast.net.

The local team web site is www.afsusa.org/misstennky/. Many scholarshps are available for studying abroad: summer, semester, gap year, year long and on community service and global prep programs go to www.afsua.org/study-aborad to view the many progams.

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About AFS-Miss Tennky Area Volunteer Leadership Team


2233 Roanoke RD, Clarksville, TN 37043, US

Mission Statement

AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and interultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership


AFS has been sending teenagers, teachers and young adults abroad for more than 70 years with an exemplary record of safely, security, and service to students, parents, and eductors.

More than 13,000 students go on exchanges every year within the AFS Network, which includes AFS-USA and AFS Partners in more than 90 countries. Support is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a wekk by experienced staff and trained AFS Volunteers who live in the same communities as our students and teachers.

When the American Field Service ambulance drivers returned from volunteering in World War II, they founded AFS as a movement to promote understanding and peace through international student exchange. That mission is as meaningful today as it was back in 1947 when AFS began by exchanging 52 studens from 11 countries formerly at war. Yesterday's ambulance drivers can be compared to today's AFS Exchange Student-ambassadors with the mission of increasing understanding betweeen people, cultures, and countries.

Many of the AFSers who are being sent and those who come to the USA are scholarship students. Opportunities for going as an AFSer may be for a summer, semester, year long or gap year. To learn more about these programs contact www.afs.org/usa and/or call 1-800-AFS-INFO nationally or locally 931-378-7258.

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  • Public Relations
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Community Outreach
  • STEM


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • depends on how commited you would like to be
  • families must not be on public assistance and financially able to add another person to their home

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