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Volunteer Application

Thank you for beginning the volunteer application process!

The completion of this application does not confirm acceptance as a YFU volunteer as the Department of State requires that YFU USA complete a background check on all volunteers, host families and staff -- your authorization will be requested after submitting this application. For any questions related to completing the application, please call your local YFU representative or District Office at 1.866.4.YFU.USA.

Fields in bold are required.

General Information
Full legal name required. If you do not have a middle name, please enter "none"
Contact Information
Volunteering Information
Because we are a volunteer-based organization, it is helpful for us to know how you found out about Youth For Understanding (please check all that apply):
Volunteer or Employment Experience
What other relevant volunteer or employment experience have you had?
Organization #1
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YFU volunteers receive specific skills training in many areas. Check those that interest you:

Time Available to Volunteer
Please list three persons who would be willing to serve as a reference for you. They must have known you for at least two years and may not be a relative or YFU USA volunteer or employee. Please provide a phone number where they can be reached and the best time to call.
Reference #1
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Personal Disclosures
Because YFU works with teenagers and families, we must ask the following questions in order to consider your application: