Feeling like they belong to a group and that other AFSers have their back.
Making long-lasting relationships is a huge part of the AFS experience! Having spaces were volunteers can develop strong friendships is key to retention.
AFS volunteers can be proud to be part of a project group, local chapter, national organization and international network.
Another big aspect of relationship building is communication. Exchanging experiences and stories with other volunteers and program beneficiaries improves the AFS experience.
Achieving results as a team strengthens the sense of belonging.