Finger Lakes NY Area Team

Welcome to the 
Finger Lakes NY Team

 "Welcome to the Finger Lakes Team where we have 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."

~ Joanna Collins, Volunteer


One of the largest tourism regions in the state, New York's Finger Lakes covers 9,000 square miles from the southern shore of Lake Ontario to the Pennsylvania border and encompasses 11 parallel lakes spanning the center of New York State like a giant handprint.The most popular lakes located in the Finger Lakes region are Canandaigua, Cayuga, Conesus, Oswego, Otisco, Honeoye, Keuka, Seneca and Skaneateles.  Although each has a name of it's own, these thin glacial lakes are most often referred to as a group: the Finger Lakes.


The FINGER LAKES NY 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
• Hosting
• Returnees

.  Please go the “Get Involved” tab on the left in order to learn about specific volunteer positions.  We will strive to help accommodate even the busiest of volunteers - there are always ways in which you
can help!

Jenna Coriddi  joined the Finger Lakes AFS team as Team Development Specialist in May 2014 and enjoys working with this amazing group of dedicated and loyal volunteers.  She has studied abroad in four different countries, lived in Europe for six years in Italy and Northern Ireland, and has been fortunate to travel extensively throughout Europe and Southeast Asia..  She speaks Italian and Spanish, and conversational Czech and Polish.