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AFS USA Mission 
AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by
providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership.

AFS USA Steinbeck Coast Volunteer Team
We support all participants - host families
and students -  to help them have a safe, enriching, positive
intercultural experience, here or abroad.

Want more information about becoming a volunteer?
Ready to apply to become a volunteer?

1 - We Serve Students and Family Participants
  • Guide them through the application process
  • Interview and assess for readiness and fit
  • Share information about AFS programs
  • Share our positive experiences of AFS
  • Organize regular orientations for the students and families
  • Support them through the more difficult moments
  • Offer them monthly check-ins
2 - We Grow Our Capacity
  • Generate interest through publicity and word of mouth
  • Participate in events like fairs and markets
  • Increase the number of participants and volunteers each year
3  - We Take Care of Our Team
  • Recruit and Train New Volunteers
  • Honor and acknowledge veteran volunteers
  • Participate in trainings 
  • Manage our organization: meetings, elections, goal setting
  • Take leadership roles
  • Manage our finances
Life of the Organization
We meet monthly alternating face to face and conference call meetings.

We function in groups based on location:
  • North SC County 
  • Monterey-Carmel,
  • Salinas-Watsonville-Salinas Valley, and
  • Gilroy-Hollister-Morgan HIll.

Meeting Minutes
Couldn't make it to the meeting?
Here are the details of recent meetings ;-)

May 18, 2016 - Area Team Meeting Minutes