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Volunteer Guidance Liaison of American students going abroad

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ORGANIZATION: AFS Susquehanna Valley Area Team

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Volunteer Guidance Liaison of American students preparing for studies abroad:

Each year, AFS sends around 1,000 students abroad to live and study in every corner of the globe. These students have the chance to gain 21st century skills and global competency as they learn to navigate a new culture. By helping local students learn more about AFS programs abroad, you’ll be encouraging them to broaden their perspectives and grow into the leaders of tomorrow. You’ll also have the chance to make an impact in your community by helping students achieve their dreams of studying abroad.

Encourage global learning and open the doors of cultural exchange to students in your neighborhood!

What’s Involved:

  • Make students and families aware of the many opportunities to go abroad with AFS
  • Meet one-on-one with interested students and their families to determine which programs are right for them
  • Mentor students and help them through the application process
  • Help fundraise for scholarships for local students going abroad
  • Inform students about opportunities for merit and need-based scholarships
  • Connect local students with international students hosted in the U.S.
  • Speak at local schools and community events
  • Share your international exchange experience with future AFSers

Good fit if you’re interested in (but not all of these required)...

  • Mentoring and empowering young people
  • Motivating students to study abroad
  • Reaching out to local schools and community organizations
  • Helping students and families with fundraising
  • Meeting people from different cultures

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About AFS Susquehanna Valley Area Team

Location:

120 Wall St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10005, US

Mission Statement

100 years of volunteerism. 75 years of exchange. AFS-USA honors the legacy of its founders--volunteer WWI and WWII American Field Service ambulance drivers--who emerged from the wars with a bold mission: to help prevent future conflict through cultural exchange and understanding. As a partner in the global AFS network, AFS-USA offers international exchange and education opportunities in over 45 countries and hosts exchange students from 80 countries. True to the spirit of our founders, these intercultural programs are made possible by the dedicated work of AFS Volunteers--more than 3,000 in the U.S. and over 50,000 worldwide. Our diverse study abroad programs vary in length from a year to a few weeks and cover timely and timeless topics such as sustainability and language learning. What every program has in common is a commitment to fostering intercultural and global competence in our students, host families, schools, and communities.

Description


Challenge yourself while supporting others
By volunteering with AFS you can:
-Work closely with experienced volunteers to find creative solutions
-Take on challenging situations for personal growth
-Polish practical skills to gain a competitive edge at school or work
-Train to become an intercultural learning facilitator
-Learn how to make better decisions and solve problems
-Develop leaderships skills you will use forever

AFS has volunteer opportunities for any schedule. Explore ways to join our worldwide volunteer community, connect with students and AFSers around the world, and make a difference no matter what your calendar looks like.
Engage in meaningful work that matches your skills, interests, and schedule -- for as little as a few hours a month.


CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
International
Children & Youth, Community, International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

(40.2508,-76.9995)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Several hours per month (btwn 5 and 8), depending on the number of volunteers found to assist with this position.
  • Team oriented, good @ interacting w/others, detail oriented, helpful, positive attitude, interest in other cultures, likes to interact w/families, good problem solver, good at following up w/others (including phone calls, texts, emails), timely.

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