If you are looking to embark on an educational, fun, enriching and culturally rewarding adventure, consider joining the ever increasing number of friendly people who enjoy volunteering as Area Representatives for World Heritage International Student Exchange Programs!
As a World Heritage Area Representative you will be the most important link in the chain connecting all the individuals involved in the World Heritage exchange experience. You will be the most visible to the exchange students, host families and high schools.
Although this is a volunteer position, there are many opportunities for financial bonuses and stipends!
World Heritage Area Representatives wear many different hats:
Publicize World Heritage in their local community
Recruit and screen prospective host families
Conduct host family orientations
Recruit high school students to spend an academic year overseas
Conduct student orientations
Offer support and guidance to exchange students and their host families during the exchange year -- assisting with and advising on problems that may arise
Plan and organize social and recreational activities for the exchange students
As you can see, there are a variety of tasks, but don't worry, as part of the World Heritage team you will be more than adequately prepared to perform your duties!
In addition to the very comprehensive manual each Area Representative receives, and the annual training meeting, World Heritage has a wonderful group of Area Coordinators who supervise and support and communicate with all World Heritage Area Representatives regularly. World Heritage also has Regional Directors who ensure that the Area Coordinators are fulfilling their responsibilities.
So, if you like working with young people, have loads of energy, enthusiasm, and a genuine desire to help make your community a little more international - one country at a time - why wait? Contact Krista, the Western Region Coordinator for more information!