DOZSA GYORGY UT 62 FSZT 1, 1071, BUDAPEST, Hungary - +3612121821

description of organisation

AFS is an international, voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.

AFS Hungary is part of the international AFS network which consists of more than 50 countries worldwide. The network has more than 60 years of experience in the field of youth exchanges and intercultural learning.

AFS Hungary was established in 1990. Our core programs involve sending high school students abroad, hosting students in Hungary from all over the world, and educating, training and developing local and international volunteers that work with participants, host families, incoming exchange students and other stakeholders on a daily basis. Due to these activities, AFS Hungary has over 27 years of knowledge and experience in creating an inclusive and supportive environment.

We are a well-developed, well-performing member of the AFS network with stable financial background and reserves. The organization became 1st in quality in the whole AFS Network in 2013 and 2015. The foundation has 10 staff members and over 700 volunteers nationwide. AFS Hungary is a member of EFIL (European Federation for Intercultural Learning).

As an educational organization we consider our volunteers not only the ambassadors of tolerance and intercultural learning, but lifelong-learners as well. Therefore we put a strong emphasis on their training and education while encouraging them to step out of their comfort zone in order to face new learning situations. While doing so, we work with people from all different age groups and generations, which makes our volunteer group quite diverse: the majority of them being between 16 and 55 years.

We follow the same philosophy and principals as an EVS organization. We have been involved with hosting, sending and coordinating EVS projects for over a decade. As a hosting organization, we are inviting one volunteer each year to serve and work with us to spread the words of intercultural learning, tolerance and solidarity by reaching out to a large number of young people via presentations and events in various high schools all across the country. Meanwhile, as a sending organization we are eager to find and support those young people that would like to develop themselves and gain new competencies by volunteering abroad.

As all AFS partners worldwide, AFS Hungary functions as a volunteer based organisation. The Hungarian network is based on groups of local volunteers that provide intercultural learning possibilities to stakeholders all over Hungary, on local, regional and national level as well. As a powerful tool to encourage youngsters for active citizenship, we promote both AFS and ERASMUS+ possibilities with their help both inside and outside the network. While doing so, we have always paid a dedicated attention to reach out to those regions and schools where those youngsters live and study that have less opportunities to have such intercultural experience.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

  • Educational difficulties
  • Cultural differences
  • Economic obstacles

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
Discovering Europe - Internationale Montessori Schule
A total of 52 week(s) during the period
Jul 2018 to Nov 2019
01/07/2018 - 01/11/2019
31/12/2037 closed
Discovering Europe - Montessori Kinderhaus am Wannsee
A total of 52 week(s) during the period
Jul 2018 to Nov 2019
01/07/2018 - 01/11/2019
31/12/2037 full
Discovering Europe - Montessori Kinderhaus Friedenau
A total of 52 week(s) during the period
Jul 2018 to Dec 2019
01/07/2018 - 01/12/2019
31/12/2037 full
AFS Intercultural learning for schools and exchange students
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Jan 2021 to Aug 2021
15/01/2021 - 31/08/2021
31/12/2037 full

This organisation holds a European Solidarity Corps Quality Label. The Quality Label certifies that the organisation is able to run projects in compliance with the principles and objectives of the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
PIC: 946350431 OID: E10100891
Last updated on 13/01/23

Organisation topics

Inclusion - equity

Intercultural/intergenerational education and (lifelong)learning

EU Citizenship, EU awareness and Democracy