AFS-USA established the National Council, Advisory Groups, and Committees as a way to create a space where AFS volunteers and staff could work together to address organizational needs and/or challenges from a national perspective.
These national volunteer groups are forums where AFS staff and AFS volunteers representing different areas of expertise, knowledge, skills, and talents can review different areas of the organization and develop recommendations for how we can improve the processes, tools, and/or resources needed to effectively deliver and support our AFS programs, volunteers, communities, and participants.
The National Council seeks volunteers who possess multiple competencies. The ideal volunteer who serves on an Advisory Group or Committee will be action oriented, knowledgeable enough about AFS so as to be organizationally agile, and savvy at interpersonal relationships. This volunteer will be skilled at managing diversity and peer relationships. Other valued characteristics of this person are high levels of creativity, timely decision making, organization and planning skills, time management, listening skills, ethics, and integrity.
More information about the individual Advisory Groups and Committees is available on MyAFS Help & Learning: https://tinyurl.com/y3k6cann
. Not all Advisory Groups and Committees are actively seeking new members at all times. There are currently openings on the Communications Committee, the Compliance Advisory Group, the Hosting Advisory Group, the Sponsored Programs Advisory Group, the Support Advisory Group, the Travel Advisory Group, and the Volunteer Recognition Committee.
If you are interested in serving as a volunteer on an Advisory Group or Committee, and you have reviewed the information on the MyAFS Help & Learning page, the first step is to fill out the short interest form below. This form is monitored weekly. If the group that you are interested in is currently seeking new members and you are potentially a good match for their current needs (geographic location, experience, team size, etc), they will send an application to you.