AFS Intercultural Programs is seeking volunteers to support the implementation and organizing of the 28th AFS Youth Assembly, which will take place from August 11-13, 2023 in New York City. Find out more here.

The AFS Youth Assembly is a conference that brings together the world’s foremost young leaders and changemakers at the heart of global change. With an annual participation of up to 1,000 youth and as many as 100 countries represented, the AFS Youth Assembly is a global network of emerging leaders, social innovators, and advocates for sustainable development.

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Basic Responsibilities:

  • Help with the execution of The Youth Assembly program so as to create and maintain a superb experience for speakers and delegates in every session of the conference
  • Engage with and assist conference speakers, offering them logistical support and guidance around the conference area
  • Ensure rooms for events are perfectly prepared for each session
  • Make sure the conference rooms are clean; assist with general management of the audience before, during and after sessions
  • Maintain room capacity and check in delegates coming into your assigned room
  • Handle any online or hard-copy materials needed by speakers in and out of the room in coordination with other team volunteers when necessary
  • Support the implementation of activities and sessions that offer exciting opportunities for delegates at the conference
  • Table opportunities during the conference; Set up and clean up tabling materials
  • Report to the head of Programs and assist the Program Team or conference speakers during session activities as needed
  • Assist main staff with other tasks as needed


  • Receive complimentary access to the conference, August 11-13
  • Meet and connect with incredible speakers and young people from around the globe
  • Receive a certificate at the end of your term
  • Take home limited-edition souvenirs
  • High-performing volunteers may receive:
    • Recommendation letter upon request
    • Complimentary access to the next session of the conference


  • July 2023 – Online Orientation
  • August 11, 2023 – Registration Day (in-person)
  • August 11-13, 2023 – The 28th Youth Assembly (in-person)

How to apply:

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Applications will be open from March 20, 2023 until May 20, 2023.

NOTE: We can only accommodate interest from individuals living in the Greater New York area at this time.

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