The learning map guides volunteers on their way to accomplishing their objectives for their AFS work, by promoting self-awareness and control of their learning goals.
At the start of the Volunteer Journey with AFS, one receives a Learning Map Handbook, which provides a personal reflection and mentoring framework. In addition, the learning map includes regular check ins with an AFS mentor. Some elements of the Handbook are:
- Motivations for being an AFS volunteer
- Learning & development objectives (short, medium and long-term)
- Self-awareness of strengths to offer (knowledge, skills, interests)