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What can I do to help?
By getting involved as an ASSE Volunteer Area Representative, you will be making a difference in the world–one person at a time. As an ASSE Area Representative, you'll be that all-important point person for students placed in your area during their year abroad. Counselor, advocate and friend are just some of the roles you will play as you oversee the ASSE program in your area and help an international student get the most out of their year abroad. In addition, you'll help teenagers in your own community become ASSE exchange students abroad. Opening up the world of international, experiential learning to students in your area is an important role of being an ASSE Area Representative.

"As an ASSE Area Representative, I have learned so much! The listening and counseling skills that I've gained over the years as an ASSE Area Representative have helped me in my life at home and at work as well."
–ASSE Area Representative, Kansas City, Kansas.

What Are Some of the Responsibilities of an ASSE Area Representative?
As a trained ASSE Area Representative, you'll receive on-going support from your ASSE Area Coordinator and Regional Director as you take on a variety of challenging roles! Not only will you help young people from your own community and around the world, you will also get to know better the families in your own area. In addition, you will expand your circle of community contacts as you establish relationships with local schools, civic groups, clubs and religious organizations. Take a look at just some of the skills you'll use and responsibilities you'll have.


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Public relations:
Become a "P.R." person for ASSE in your community

Interviewing:
Recruit and screen prospective host families and students

Training:
Lead host family and student orientations

Counseling:
Offer support and guidance to exchange students and host families throughout the exchange year

Coordinating:
Plan and organize social and recreational activities for exchange students

What's the next Step?
Join ASSE's 1,500 volunteers today and make a difference! By taking the time to help an international young person, you will know that you're doing your part to help achieve a more peaceful world. Email us or call 1-800-333-3802 or apply online for information on how you can become an ASSE Area Representative today!


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