Volunteer with AFS

Shape the lives of tomorrow’s international leaders

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As an AFS volunteer, you will help to create a more just and peaceful world through fostering meaningful connections with students, families, and schools. In today’s ever-changing global landscape, building bridges between cultures is more important than ever. Through cultivating increased understanding through cross-cultural connections, you can make a lasting impact and find fulfillment in your work.

Join a community of 40,000 volunteers worldwide to make a difference in your own neighborhood and across the globe.

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Volunteer opportunities for any schedule

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A network of dedicated, like-minded people

Join a diverse community of enthusiastic, mission-driven individuals.

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70 years of intercultural experience

Be part of an organization with strong roots and a bright future.

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A leader in intercultural exchange since 1946

70 years ago, AFS was founded by WWI volunteer ambulance drivers as a means for creating a more just and peaceful world through greater intercultural understanding. They believed that young people could create real change by broadening their horizons and learning more about the diverse world in which they live. Today, this mission is more important than ever.