Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Greenheart Exchange, a nonprofit exchange organization, is seeking volunteer host families for middle school aged exchange students from Guatemala for 2-3 weeks from October 27 - November 17th.
What is expected of me and my family?
Provide 3 meals a day and a secure and inviting home
Treat the student like a member of the family, which may include household rules, responsibilities and privileges
Optional participation in group activities
Who can host a student?
Greenheart Exchange host families represent the diversity of American culture. Our families are of varied economic, religious and racial backgrounds and include working parents, couples with and without children, single parents, adoptive parents, and empty-nesters. All host families complete an online application and each family member aged 18+ must clear a background check.
What will the students do?
Arrive with a group of students, accompanied by a bilingual adult chaperone.
Participate in ESL classes
Go on Full and Half Day excursions during the week
Spend evenings and weekends with their host family
Share meals, traditions, and daily conversations with you
Come with his/her own medical insurance and spending money.
How do I host?
If you are interested, please start by completing our group online host family application, here: https://www.tfaforms.com/236744