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AFS -USA International, Intercultural Opportunity to Work with HS Exchange Students & their families

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AFS-Miss Tennky Area Volunteer Leadership Team

AFS-USA Intercultural Programs is a leading international exchange program in the world. It has been successfully hosting and sending students and teachers on exchanges since 1947 to over ninety (90) partner countries.
The founding of AFS (The American Field Service), the ambulance drivers in WW I and WW II, was over 100 years ago. AFS international students are spread throughout TN, MS, KY and Alabama. Many school systems will not be accepting students this fall, but may in Spring. Check with your school system befeore applying to hosts. More host families for the future and volunteers to support those who are here now are needed by the Miss Tennky Area AFS Volunteer Leadership Team for the next school year. Many varied volunteer positions are available. The time you spend will depend on the time you have and wish to give. These are some examples: cluster chair, area chair, liaisons, interviewers, orientation organizers and workers, festival workers, school visitors, plus lunch and activity booth workers, treasurer, newsletter chair and writers, public speakers for community clubs and churches, public relations, sending chair and etc. There is online training for many of these positions.

Contact Becky Heywood, volunteer coordinator and area chair at 615-473-4389 and AFSbecky@comcast.net, to discover which volunteer jobs would be perfect for you on the Miss Tennky Area AFS Team. One can register online at www.afsusa.org/volunteer-with-afs and look at the team website at http/afsusa.org/misstennky/

Christina.pettinelli@afsusa.org serves as the sending coordinator for students who wish to go as foreign exchange students to one of AFS-USA's 90 partner countries. There are summer, semester, year long and gap year program. They may be viewed at www.afsusa.org/stiudy-abroad. Many different types of scholarships are available and vary from year to year. Deadlines begin January 9th with Congress-Bundestag and FLEX. Other dates vary.

Contact ksullivan@afsusa.org if you are interested in hosting an AFSer. She is the Miss Tennky Area AFS Volunteer Leadership Support Team Development Specialist. The web site is www.afsusa.org/host where you may put in your zip code to see the mini-bios who will need a family for 2021-22. Some school syst. ems will accept students at semester, but not CMCSS. MNPS will accept second semester students. This fall CMCSS will not be accepting students in the fall. MNPS and Williamson County will accept AFSer in the fall. You should contact your school system to be sure they will be accepting AFSers before you begin a hosting application. The local web site is http://afsusa.org/misstennky/. Students who are in need of hosting come with spending money, a wealth of interests and talents and are fully medically insured. You furnish the loving home, transportation and food. Hope you will join us and share this information with others.

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About AFS-Miss Tennky Area Volunteer Leadership Team

Location:

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

Description

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.

Children & Youth
Community
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Program Management
  • Advertising
  • Recruiting
  • Financial Service Assistance
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • This is up to the volunteer position.
  • There are long and short term comitments.

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