Opening new AFS Units:
Step 1: Identify Viability
Analize the community in order to guarantee there is viability to start developing a new AFS Unit.
Step 2: Define Goals
Based on their current reality, set challenging but not unachievable goals that will keep them motivated.
Step 3: Identify the Right Leadership
Find people with potential to lead and help them develop their leadership abilities.
Step 4: Define Clear Roles and Tasks
Define with them a structure that will move the unit forward, and match tasks with the right person.
Establishing the Units:
Step 5: Support and Training
Without proper support and training the new local unit can’t be sustainable. Having the right system in place is key to guarantee their success.
Step 6: Make Strategic Partnerships
Recognizing key stakeholders in the community and approaching them correctly will increase the impact of your local unit.
Step 7: Recognize the New AFS Unit
It’s very important to recognize the new units as they meet their goals and have consistent check-ins with them so they feel supported.
Now that you have a community, what is needed for it to function well?
First things first, right? They need to organize in-person meetings for their volunteers! Discover some tips to organize fun and effective meetings: