Welcome to the Downeast Maine AFS Area Team
Welcome to the Downeast Maine AFS Area Team. Our team has a longstanding, successful history of placing students from around the world with families throughout our region. The Downeast team is comprised of both experienced and new volunteers. Each of our vounteers offer a unique perspective on the hosting experience. Some volunteers have been former AFS students themselves and others got involved to experience the enjoyment of learning about other cultures and sharing their own cultural perspective. Our team is also active in assisting American students that are interested in going abroad as exchange students. We would love to include more individuals to our growing team of volunteers!
Where are we Located?
The Downeast Maine Area Team is a geographically large team. It encompasses the Ellsworth/Bar Harbor region, Central and Coastal Maine, Western Maine's Oxford Hills region and Sebago Lakes area all the way down to the southernmost region of Maine. Local volunteers live in each of the areas to offer support, guidance and leadership.
How are we Doing?
The 2013-2014 school year promises to be an exciting and busy year for our students, families and volunteers! Thanks to all the hard work and dedication of our volunteers we have successfully placed students from around the globe in the Downeast Maine Area team.
How can you get Involved?
If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer or if you would like to explore the opportunity to host a student or to learn more about the opportunities to be an exchange student, please select the appropriate link to the left. Select "Get Involved" to read about some of the volunteer opportunities volunteers have within the AFS community.