Welcome to the AFS Georgia Team website. We are a group of 70+ dedicated volunteers who collaborate to make the world a better -- and more peaceful -- place through high school intercultural exchange. Won't you join us in our mission?
-- Ruth Blackstock,
Volunteer Team Chair
primarily in the metropolitan Atlanta area, but we are always open to expanding our reach throughout the state if there are enough volunteers to support another area. The metro Atlanta area has been separated into five cluster areas, allowing volunteers the opportunity to help in their local communities while also having the option to be a part of a larger metrowide team. Those clusters include, but are not limited
to the following areas: Atlanta/DeKalb; Gwinnett/Hall; N. Fulton/
Forsyth; Cobb/Cherokee; and Southside (Clayton, S. Fulton, Fayette and Coweta counties). We are also currently building a volunteer base in the Savannah and Athens areas, where we are hosting a combined 5 students this year.
How are we doing?
The AFS Georgia Team continues to grow in the number of involved volunteers as well as hosting and sending students.
Just check out the numbers below, which are current for the
2014-15 school year, our numbers are as follows:
70+ AFS Volunteers
30 Students hosted in Georgia Team for the 2014-15 year and semester programs
10 Georgia students sent abroad in 2014-15 for a year, semester or summer programs
While there is a large group of veteran volunteers that make up the AFS Georgia Team, our roster continues to attract a host of new volunteers. As a result, our hosting and sending numbers have increased, and we expect that trend to continue.
How can you get involved?
If you are an AFS returnee, are familiar with the program through family and friends, and/or are simply interested in working with students of different cultures, then we are looking for you! There are all kinds of volunteer opportunities available from working with the students directly to taking on a more "behind the scenes" approach. We have plenty of small tasks available for the occasional volunteer as well as larger, more leadership-type roles for those who are interested in such opportunities. Be sure to click on the Get Involved tab for more detailed information.