About AFS

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 Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V. is the unaffiliated German member within the worldwide network of about 60 independent AFS partner organizations.
AFS Germany is offering voluntary services with various short- and long-term exchange programs for participants over 18 years and has more than 20 years of experience in sending out young people to volunteer. AFS is recognized as an official sending organization of the “weltwärts”-program and the International Youth Voluntary Service (IJFD) of the German government as well as the European Voluntary Service (EVS) / European Solidarity Corps (ESC). AFS is recognized as an NGO of independent youth welfare by German law.

Offered Programs:

International Youth Voluntary Service (IJFD)
European Voluntary Service / European Solidarity Corps (Key Action 1).
Community Service Programm: map

AFS is a member of the following (inter-)national networks:



Countries of operation:
AFS sends to and hosts from about 40 Countries of all continents, for details check:

Participation in EVS:
AFS is a sender, hoster and coordination organisation within the EVS.

e-mail contact:
Ansprechpartner: Michael Bogatzki

Friedensallee 48, 22765 Hamburg, Germany