An AFS-USA School Representative implements the area team’s school outreach strategy by connecting with and forming relationships with a school (or schools) in the community. A key part of the volunteer school outreach team, they will serve as the point person for sharing resources and opportunities for a specific school (or specific schools) in their team.
Together with the area team’s School Outreach Coordinator, assist in the development and implementation of their area team’s school outreach strategy. As part of this strategy:
- Serve as the AFS-USA representative for a specific school (or schools) in the team.
- Work with the School Outreach Coordinator to create goals for building a successful relationship with assigned school/s.
- Effectively communicate and share AFS-USA educator resources with assigned school/s on a frequent basis.
- Monitor and maintain accurate data on assigned school/s (i.e. names of key administrators and teachers, school start/end dates, specific deadlines/enrollment policies) in Global Link.
- Attend meetings with the School Outreach Coordinator to report on progress and implementation of the school outreach strategy at assigned school/s.
- Attend webinars/conference calls organized by the AFS-USA Educational Outreach staff team as the schedule permits.
- Collaborate with other volunteers that may engage with the assigned school/s (i.e. local hosting volunteers, local sending volunteers, hosted participant liaisons, etc.) to ensure that messaging to each school is consistent.
Information You Need to Know
Here are the links to the categories and sections in Help & Learning that the School Representative should be familiar with.