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 by joining our worldwide volunteer network.

Become a Volunteer Resources for Current Volunteers

Join a community of over 32,000 volunteers worldwide to make a difference in your own neighborhood and across the globe.

Watch Doodle

AFS Volunteer opportunities for any schedule

Explore ways to join our worldwide volunteer community, connect with students and AFSers around the world, and make a difference no matter what your calendar looks like.

Explore Opportunities

World Doodle

A worldwide volunteer community of dedicated, like-minded people

Meet a diverse group of enthusiastic, mission-driven individuals.

Meet AFS Volunteers

A leader in intercultural exchange since 1946

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

75 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.

Embrace Diversity

Embrace Diversity

AFS-USA embraces diversity at every level of our organization.

We are committed to creating safe and supportive intercultural learning opportunities for all high school study abroad participants, including persons with disabilities and people of all genders, nationalities, races, religions, and sexual orientations.

Our Initiatives

Resources for Current Volunteers

Trainings, contact information, frequently asked questions, volunteer stories and other resources for our volunteers.


Get in Touch

If you have questions about these opportunities to become an AFS volunteer and join our worldwide volunteer network, read our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at [email protected]

The AFS Volunteer Experience

AFS-USA Summit 2023