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Join a community to create a more just and peaceful world

Study Abroad

Explore your world for a year, semester, summer or two weeks

Host a Student

Welcome a high school exchange student into your home

Volunteer Opportunities

Greater Chicago offers several opportunities for individuals looking to donate time or resources toward the success of our area and the advancement of our mission. If you have 10 hours a month or 10 hours a year to spare, we have room for you. We are continuously looking for individuals, families or groups that have something to give.

School presenter/school representative: School presentations help to inform students of the benefits of going on an AFS experience.

Sending interviewer: We are constantly looking for volunteers interested in talking with our prospective students and their families to ensure they have the necessary information about the exchange process and to make sure they are the right candidates for an AFS experience.

Host Family interviewer: Similar to that of a sending interviewer, the host family interviewer conducts in-home interviews of potential families applying to host our international students.

Orientation facilitator: From leading small groups of students and planning orientation sessions, to cooking and cleaning, it takes a small army to run a successful orientation for our students, families and volunteers.

Student/Family liaison: Liaisons work as a link between the hosted student, the host family and the host school. The liaison is available for advice (support) on adjusting to various situations that may arise during the exchange experience and as a resource for AFS policy and procedure adherence.

Community volunteer: Each area of Greater Chicago is in need of additional volunteers to help with various small tasks throughout the year; from helping at O'hare International Airport during the arrival/departure process each year to coordinating a small AFS get-together, our Community Volunteers are the backbone of our success.


Please contact Murray Johnson.