Share Your Home,
Change the World.
YFU USA Supports You
Every Step of the Way
YFU USA takes seriously our mission to prepare young people for their responsibilities and opportunities in a changing, interdependent world. We take equally seriously our commitment to prepare and support our host families. YFU USA has a dedicated, caring team of volunteers and staff to support you and your student. The most important member of our team is your local volunteer – your personal contact and your most valuable resource. Supporting your family and local volunteer are a team of YFU staff located in district offices around the country and in our national office in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
"What I like about YFU is that they have such a strong organizational structure. You have, first of all... experience that makes you feel really comfortable. They have been presented with every question and know every situation."
Catherine Buckler (YFU USA Volunteer)
Right from the start, your local volunteer representative will be there to answer questions and help you select your exchange son or daughter who is a good match with your family. Throughout the exchange, your volunteer will be in touch with you and your student at least once a month to ensure things are going well and help you with any challenges you and your student may be facing.
"The YFU volunteers were there when we needed them - Just a phone call away."
Gretchen Supalla (YFU USA Host Mom)
New Richland, MN
Volunteers are trained to help you and your student successfully navigate cross-cultural adjustments and challenges. If problems arise and your volunteer cannot help, he or she will bring in other resources to assist. Trained, professional staff is available to support your family and student 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.