The important element of this stage is to be open and honest about expectations and interests. This is the ‘dating’ stage of the Volunteer Journey. Both parties need to decide if AFS is a good fit. Investment for both sides is minimal up to this point – limited time, effort and resources have been spent. For good or bad, it is still easy to walk away.
The Invitation should be a relatively formal conversation that brings the opportunity to ask more personalized and in-depth questions about career paths, time commitments, development & training opportunities.
Remember: The goal of this stage is to gather enough information to be able to make a decision about continuing to the Commitment stage or discontinuing the interaction. To achieve this, communication must be open and honest!