Team Overview

The Arizona Area Team

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“Welcome to AFS Arizona where we have over 100 passionate, active volunteers committed to the mission of building peace and understanding through international and intercultural learning experiences. There are many opportunities to become a part of the AFS global community:  host a student, study abroad, or join our volunteer force. Wherever your interest lies, you will have the experience of a lifetime.”

– SUZY SELBY, Volunteer Chair

Where are we located?

From the depths of the Grand Canyon and the snow-capped peaks of Flagstaff in the north, to the vast Sonoran Desert of Tucson and Phoenix in the south– we are the Grand Canyon Team.  Our diverse network of volunteers, host families, and staff – as well as current and former AFSers – are located in Metro-Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. Because the Grand Canyon Area Team encompasses such a large territory, we currently have two local chapters overseeing more defined regions – the North Valley Chapter (Metro-Phoenix and Flagstaff) and the Greater Tucson Chapter. For chapter specific information, please click the “Chapters” link on the left.

How are we doing?

– We currently have 101 passionate, active volunteers
– Each year we host approximately 30 students from various countries across the world
– Each year we send approximately 20 Arizona students abroad

Get involved!

The Arizona Area Team is always looking for volunteers who are passionate about everything international and multicultural. AFS is an organization for people who believe in the power of cultural understanding as a foundation for achieving a more just and peaceful world. Joining AFS is a great way to learn about new cultures, share your own cultural experiences, and help students experience a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Our volunteer opportunities include:

• Sending students abroad
• Hosting an international student
• Returnee/alumni engagement

We will strive to help accommodate even the busiest of volunteers – there are always ways in which you can help!

Contact our Area Team

The AFS Arizona Area Team is full of passionate and knowledgeable volunteers who are ready, willing, and able to answer your questions, assist you in finding relevant resources or information, and connecting you with the right volunteers or staff.

  • If you are interested in hosting an exchange student, contact your chapter Hosting Coordinator.

  • If you are a student interested in studying abroad, contact your chapter Sending Coordinator.

  • If you are interested in volunteering, you may contact the Area Team Chair or your chapter Volunteer Coordinator.

  • For all other questions, please feel free to contact the Area Team Chair or your designated Chapter Chair.

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