An AFS-USA School Representative helps to implement the local team’s school outreach strategy by connecting with and forming relationships with a school (or schools) in their community. A key part of the volunteer school outreach team, AFS-USA School Representatives 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 school resources with assigned school/s on a routine basis.
- Monitor and maintain accurate data on assigned school/s (i.e. names of key administrators and teachers) in MyAFS.
- Attend meetings with the School Outreach Coordinator to report on progress and implementation of the school outreach strategy at assigned school/s.
- Attend information sessions organized by the AFS-USA School Outreach staff as their 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 and that there are not too many people communicating with the same people at the school.
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.