Returnee Coordinators are registered AFS volunteers who are liaisons for recent returnees in their AFS Team. Returnee Coordinators share local volunteer opportunities with returnees, organize informal monthly returnee meet-ups, and coordinate or support Welcome Home Events. Returnee Coordinators develop the skills to communicate effectively with returnees of all ages.
If you have any questions, contact the Returnee Relations Specialist email@example.com.
We ask Returnee Coordinators to commit to:
- 10 hours per month depending upon your Team, with increased hours possible around a big event once or twice a year.
- 1-year minimum commitment.
- Hosting a monthly Returnee Meet-up for local Returnees.
Returnee Coordinator Training
Returnee Coordinators are required to complete the Returnee Coordinator Volunteer Training which in an online training module.
- Maintain & update a local database of returnees in the Team.
- Forward contact information for local returnees relocating to another area to that Team Returnee
- Coordinator or appropriate individual within the team.
- Ensure follow up with new returnee leads in a timely manner (7 days).
- Collaborate with local Volunteer Coordinator and/or local volunteers to assess, match and coordinate volunteer opportunities within the team and match returnee interests to needs.
- Communicate the full range of AFS volunteer and development opportunities to local Returnees for involvement.
- Attend local meetings or ensure returnees are represented.
- Plan and coordinate informal Returnee Meet-ups in your community.
- Collaborate with Team Sending and Orientations coordinators to involve local returnees at student Pre-
- Departure Orientations (PDO) as small group leaders or country advisors.
- Ensure a returnee is present at Pre-Departure Orientations (PDO) to speak with participants about the "Returnee Life Cycle" and volunteering opportunities upon program return.
- Contact Sending Coordinator regarding returnee led sending interviews with local students interested in studying abroad.
- Coordinate returnees interested in serving as liaisons or mentors to students abroad and/or hosted students in the community.
- Collaborate with Returnee Ambassadors and other returnees on arranging school presentations promoting AFS programs.
- Provide resources for developing college returnee groups.