AFS turns diversity into an asset instead of a source of conflict. It is our belief that people change the world by taking responsibility in their local communities aided by wider global perspectives.

The AFS experience is about growth and experiences that will continue for a lifetime. Many alumni choose to further develop their intercultural competence by volunteering for AFS. Start the process of becoming an AFS volunteer!

AFS could not exist without the tens of thousands of volunteers and a small staff operating worldwide. AFS Volunteers are both young and old, men and women, busy professionals and retirees, students and teachers.
While helping others, AFS volunteers also experience the value of intercultural communication, form formidable networks develop and practice language, leadership and professional skills and participate actively in community activities. AFS provides life-long development and training opportunities for volunteers.

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