Almost anyone dedicated to making a difference in the world by promoting peace through international and intercultural learning experiences can volunteer for AFS. We accept volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. You do not need to have a background working with youth to volunteer with AFS.
Volunteer with AFS FAQ
What do AFS Volunteers do?
How do I know if there are volunteer opportunities in my part of the country?
How big is AFS’s Volunteer Network?
How old do you have to be to volunteer with AFS?
How do I get started?
I have a pretty busy schedule. Is there a time commitment for volunteering?
Will I get any training before I start?
Is hosting an exchange student with AFS a volunteer position?
What are the general requirements to become a volunteer?
Does AFS require a background check to volunteer?
Who should I list as references?
How long is my volunteer registration valid?
Bring Exchange Students to your CommunityIntroduce families to the benefits of hosting an exchange student and encourage them to open their doors.
Build Connections with Local Schools and OrganizationsEncourage new communities to explore the world by engaging with schools, organizations and businesses in your area.
Coordinate Volunteers LocallyReach out to new volunteers and help match their skills and interests to support the mission of intercultural exchange.
Become a VolunteerShape the lives of tomorrow’s international leaders
Join an Information SessionWebinars to learn about Studying Abroad, Hosting an International Exchange Student, and Volunteering with AFS-USA
Stories from our volunteers"Every single moment is inspiring when you understand the impact that is made through the AFS mission." - Eric Lomeli, Volunteer in San Antonio, TX
Get in Touch
Feel free to contact the Volunteer Resources Team with any further questions, at [email protected] or 800-AFS-INFO, Option 4.