The same process is used to enter many different kinds of requests as defined below. If you are unable to enter a request, please ask a volunteer leader or your TDS to give you the appropriate affiliation.
Regionally Available or Nationally Available
These statuses are used to denote that a student is available. Regionally Available is used for Core, CB and BP students who are assigned to specific gateway regions. YES students are Nationally Available. If you have a student on Hold for a family, and the family decides they are not interested in that specific student, please enter a new request to move the student back to Regionally or Nationally Available so that other families can consider the student.
Area Team Hold
Area Team Hold requests are used to set aside a specific student for a specific family to consider over the course of three days. To learn more about Holds, please read Placing a Student on Hold.
Teams are asked to select students they will commit to placing locally. These students are called "Community Placed." To learn more about the process of Community Placing students, please read Selecting Students for your Team.
Sometimes schools are willing to accept students even if a host family hasn't been identified yet. This can be a great strategy for securing school spots. Some schools will even help promote the student or identify families for us. To learn more about securing a student for a specific school, please read Placing Students Directly in Schools.
Placed without Papers
When a family commits to hosting a particular student, a Placed without Papers request is entered into Global Link. The student will remain in this status until all approvals and paperwork is completed at which time AFS staff will move the student to Family Placement Confirm. You can learn more about this status by reading Placing a Student with a Family.