Get Involved

As a Returnee, you are part of the AFS Family! Whether you came home yesterday or years ago, we encourage you to get involved with AFS in any of the following ways!

Share your AFS Story

As a Returnee, you have stories about the first days in your host country, as well as your last goodbyes to family and friends abroad. You also have a story about why you first considered becoming an AFSer and what it was like to return home. Share your stories by becoming an AFS Returnee Ambassador and inspire others with your experience.

Become an AFS Volunteer

Returnees of all ages are AFS Volunteers. Here is your chance to get involved. Are you looking for ways to be active in your retirement? Are you looking for experience to add to your resume? Becoming an AFS Volunteer is a way to continue your AFS experience while making a difference in your community.

Go Abroad Again

It’s never too late to go abroad again with AFS. AFS offers Gap Year programs for ages 18 and over. Learn more about programs and scholarships!

Become an AFS Host Family

AFS Returnees know the value of host families. Each year, AFS-USA welcomes students from over 90 countries. Here is your chance to bring AFS into your home. Whether you have just returned from your AFS experience, have children of your own or are an empty-nester, becoming an AFS Host Family provides an intercultural experience for your whole family.

Give Back

AFS-USA’s ability to deliver life-changing experiences depends on the generous support of a community of thousands of committed returnees, volunteers, host families, parents, and many other friends across the U.S. and the world. Returnees, like you, have experienced the impact of AFS first hand and we appreciate your consideration of giving back to the organization by helping support AFS-USA through a financial donation. There are many ways to give, such Reunion Giving and Scholarship Gifts. We also offer a number of convenient options for your giving plan, including one-time gifts and monthly giving.