Greenheart is Looking for Local Coordinators! Greenheart Exchange, a non-profit student exchange organization, seeks Local Coordinators who recruit volunteer host families and supervise international exchange students for the upcoming 2nd Semester (January 2022-June 2022).
Is becoming an LC right for me? The Local Coordinator position is a part-time, flexible, work-from-home position best suited for people with enthusiasm for cultural exchange and who have a passion for making a difference in their community and the world.
Do you enjoy working with people, especially teenagers?
Do you have an interest in other countries and cultures and desire to promote cross-cultural understanding?
Do you have a broad and active personal and/or professional network?
Do you possess strong communication skills?
Do you have Internet access, savvy computer skills, and have a desire to work from a home office?
Are you self-motivated and goal-oriented?
If you answered yes to the above questions, visit our website to get started on the application process!
What is Greenheart Exchange? Each year, Greenheart Exchange provides hundreds of exchange students from dozens of countries the opportunity to study in local public high schools for a five-month semester or a ten-month academic High School Year. What does a Host Family Look Like? Volunteer host families come from varied economic, religious, and racial backgrounds and include working parents, empty nesters, singles, and single parents. “Host families make all of the difference,” said Michael Keefer, Director of Placement Services. “They influence a young adult’s life, changing world views, and making dreams come true. When the family is so willing to give, they have just as many rewarding and enriching experiences as the student.”
Host families provide:
Open communication, encouragement, patience, and sound advice
A separate bed, which can be in a shared room with a host sibling of similar age and same
gender, and a quiet place to study
Three daily meals
Local transportation to/from activities (students are not permitted to drive while on the program)
A welcoming home that includes the student as a member of your family!
What about the students?
Come from various countries
They have their own accident and health insurance and bring their own spending money.
Encouraged to participate in school-sponsored activities, community service, and environmental programs.
What kind of support do Local Coordinators/Families receive? Greenheart Exchange provides regular communication and support to both host families and students.
For more information, visit: placewithgreenheart.org
Greenheart Exchange’s mission is to promote cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness, and world peace. Since 1985, Greenheart Exchange has offered cultural exchange programs in the U.S. that connect Americans with international students, such as high school exchange, short-term group homestay, internships, and seasonal work. It is recognized by the U.S. Department of State as an official exchange visitor program sponsor. As the leading nonprofit cultural exchange sponsor that blends service learning and volunteerism into all its programs, Greenheart Exchange is effectively creating a community of compassionate and conscious global citizens. Greenheart Exchange is one of the three branches of Greenheart International, a nonprofit committed to connecting people and planet to create a more peaceful and sustainable global community.