Team Overview

The AFS San Antonio Team is a certified charter member of AFS-USA Intercultural Programs (formerly known as American Field Service). We are registered volunteers who embrace the diversity of our membership and constituents.  Our team is a volunteer-driven organization with regional and national staff support.

AFS-San Antonio Mission

We work collaboratively with a sense of community spirit. We comply with the U.S. Department of State and AFS regulations and follow their best practices to achieve our goals. Our team partners with local schools, businesses and other community organizations to promote the AFS mission and programs.

We proudly serve the San Antonio metropolitan area including out-lying communities like Boerne, Floresville, New Braunfels and Seguin.

Get Involved

We value your skills and time.​ Which task interests you the most?


  • Apply to be a Host Family
  • Recruit and interview host families
  • Guide host families through the application process
  • Match host families with hosted student applications
  • Lead orientations for host families and hosted students
  • Give 1-1 support for host families and hosted students


  • Apply to be an AFS high school exchange student
  • Recruit and interview U.S. students to go abroad
  • Guide students through the application process
  • Lead pre-departure orientations for students and natural parents
  • Support natural parents while their child is abroad
  • Welcome Returnees to register and participate as volunteers

Developing Volunteers

  • Recruit and screen new volunteers
  • Guide volunteers through the registration process
  • Use various resources to train, build knowledge and inform
  • Capitalize our volunteers’ skills, interests and experience
  • Appreciate our volunteers’ time and contributions

Other Stuff

  • Plan social activities
  • Plan cultural experiences
  • Participate in community events

Get Started

Contact us at [email protected] to learn more.

AFS Local & National Scholarships

Contact our Area Team

E-mail [email protected] to contact a San Antonio volunteer to:

  • Go abroad
  • Host a student
  • Volunteer with us
  • Schedule a speaker

A San Antonio volunteer will contact you within 24-48 hours.

Note: For e-mail responses, please double check your Junk/Spam Mail since we will not be included in your Contacts list.


San Antonio Team