Team Overview

The AFS Charlotte region is composed of 17 counties in North and South Carolina with an active group of 2 dozen exchange students annually plus over a hundred volunteers and alumni committed to meaningful intercultural experiences.

Open Volunteer Positions

If you have enjoyed seeing the impact our international students have, and are ready to jump in, students are waiting for you.  Contact Bill Nelli, Host Coordinator, to find out how.

If you are interested in exploring another culture on your own study abroad program, contact Bill Nelli to learn more.  Note:  many scholarships are available, with deadlines beginning in October.

AFS of Greater Charlotte is a group of volunteers committed to the mission of peace through study abroad experiences.  


Are you interested in offering a skill or a little time to this diverse and engaged group?    To share your interests, contact Susan Moon or Rebecka Nelli.

While all support is needed and welcome, we are actively seeking the following:

Social Media Manager
Event Organizers
A Print Partner
Teen Volunteers

AFS Local & National Scholarships

Contact our Area Team

Please reach out to any of our volunteer leaders to find out more about the organization.

Marlene Cox, Partnerships Coordinator  |  [email protected]
Gayle Fox, Support Coordinator  |  [email protected]
William Nelli, Hosting Coordinator  |  [email protected]
Rebecka Nelli, Administrative Support  |  [email protected]
Susan Moon, Chair  |

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Calendar of Events

Community Support

AFS is the 2nd largest volunteer organization in the world.  Which means everything we do relies on the support of people and partners dedicated to our cause – intercultural communication, diversity, college and career readiness, economic equality – a peaceful world for the future of our teens.

Thank you to the following sponsors of the 2018 #PassPeaceForward Fundraiser.
St Matthew Catholic Church
Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm

Thank you to partners and friends of AFS for your donation of resources, skill, and support.
EP Photography
Harris Teeter
Kate Weaver Photography
Kent Academy
Powell Graphics & Communication
Southminster Retirement community
Dr Sterners Dentistry
Sung’s Sundries
Wells Fargo
XO, Jessica

Thank you to the following 2018 #PassPeaceForward Fundraiser silent auction donors:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Beehive Interior Design
Brazz Carvery & Brazilian Steakhouse
Buchanan Pottery
Camp Bow Wow
Cedarwood Country Club
Charlotte Ballet
Charlotte Knights
Dance Center USA
Fidelli Kitchen
French Quarter
Golf Club at Ballantyne
Kate Weaver Photography
Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano
Moonglade Travel
Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Co.
Old Mecklenburg Brewery
Olea Massage & Bodywork
Pasta & Provisions
PF Chang’s Charlotte
Roasting Oven
Ryan Cornett, Artist
Suaceman’s BBA
Sit Stay Play Dog Training
Sky High Sports
YMCA of Greater Charlotte
Yonahlossee Resort Lodge

Thank you to our host families, exchange students, and volunteers for all you do to create our next generation of leaders for peace.


Greater Charlotte