Twice a month, automatic emails are sent to volunteers reminding them to complete the current month’s contacts and visits. These reminders are sent on the 15th and 25th of each month, unless all necessary contacts and visits for that month are completed before the automatic email is sent out.
These emails provide a list of all students that the volunteer is responsible for with any upcoming contacts due. They also contain a direct link to each student’s monthly contact page in MyAFS so contacts can be recorded quickly and easily.
Reminder Text Messages:
Around the 21st of each month, every liaison with an unrecorded student and/or host family contact for the current month will receive a text message directly to their phone reminding them to complete and record that month’s contact. The message will include a direct link to the MyAFS Contacts and Visits widget. If a liaison has already entered that month’s contacts, they will not receive a text. Please note the text will include an option to opt out of future messages.
We hope that this feature will improve compliance for monthly contacts by facilitating quick access to MyAFS and offering an alternative means of communication to the reminder emails.