The AFS Volunteer Awards recognize the amazing work our volunteers do every day to expand our mission.

This year we’re introducing a new award: The Community Impact Award for Standout Local Chapters! Volunteers can also be nominated for the Galatti Award, the Peggy and Art Howe Award, and the AFS Award for Young Volunteers.

Anyone can submit a nomination. However, all nominees will be reviewed and vetted by AFS Partner Organizations. Nominations will close on Sunday, October 15.


  • 🏅Galatti Award: Honoring AFS Volunteers whose commitment, dedication, and exceptional journey with the organization have advanced the mission and goals of AFS. Nominees must have dedicated at least 15 years of service to the organization. Apply now.
  • 🏅Peggy and Art Howe Award: This award honors our families of volunteers who work together to promote diversity and inclusion. Apply now.
  • 🏅AFS Award for Young Volunteers: A recognition for outstanding young AFS volunteers whose creative ideas have made a difference and created an impact in AFS. Nominees must be 30 years old or younger. Apply now.
  • 🏅AFS Community Impact Award: Celebrating the incredible work local chapters do every day to expand intercultural education in their communities. Apply now.

AFS Volunteer Award winners will be announced on the International Volunteer Day, December 5, 2023.

Meet the 2022 AFS Volunteer Award winners here.