There are a variety of resources available to familiarize yourself with what the AFS Georgia Team is doing. If you are new to volunteering, be sure to check out all the documents that are part of the Volunteer Tool Kit. You can even set up your own personal AFS-USA email address! For host families and volunteers looking to complete required training as part of certain roles and affiliations or hone their skills in other areas, included are links where you can get a jump start on that training. And if you have any problems registering or re-registering to volunteer or need to find specific AFS websites or department email addresses, check out the Volunteer Registration Help section.
Volunteer Tool Kit:
This is an all-in-one, printable resource package for new volunteers. See what's happening by checking out the annual calendar, find a volunteer role that matches your skills and interests, and be sure you have a clear understanding of what AFS-USA by checking out those related documents.
- Team Calendar
- Volunteer Info Sheet
- Volunteer Task List - GA Team Committees
- Volunteer Resources & Training Cheat Sheet
- Personal AFS Email Guidelines
- AFS-USA Fact Sheet
AFS-USA offers a variety of online training modules to its volunteers. Some of the training is required for volunteers interested in hosting and support roles, and other modules are available just for information.
- If you are preparing to be a host family to an AFS student, you will need to complete an online Host Family Orientation in addition to in-person training. The link to this training is here.
- If you are a volunteer who is interested in having a hosting and/or support role (i.e. liaison, host family interviewer, etc.) on the team, you will be required to complete the following training modules before you can be granted the affiliation. The Hosting & Support Affiliations Training contains 4 sections and will take approximately 1 hour to complete. You will also be required to complete the Department of State Local Coordinator Training & Certification, which should take about an hour.
- If you are preparing to be a liaison, you will also be required to complete an online training module specifically focused on the responsibilities of this important role. Here is the link to the Liaison Training.
- If you are an AFS returnee and want to serve as a mentor, you will want to complete the Returnee Mentor Orientation. You can also find a variety of other returnee-related opportunities and trainings here.
- If you want to find out how to work with the AFS database, you can check out Global Link - Overview.
- There are several other online training options, such as School Relations, Host Family Recruitment, Sending Interviews and New Volunteer Interview Training, which can be accessed here.
Volunteer Registration Help:
Volunteer Registration: Details on Registering as a volunteer for the first time
Volunteer Re-registration: How to Renew as a volunteer each year
Volunteer Affiliations and Required Trainings: A chart showing which trainings are needed for some of the most common
volunteer roles in AFS-USA
Volunteer Registration FAQs: An FAQ page that covers common registration questions as well as some other common volunteer questionsAFS System Logins and Email Addresses: This Wiki page lists all the AFS website login pages and gives general email contact information