Young AFS Volunteer Award
AFS Education Event Awards
Peggy & Art Howe Award
The criteria is demonstrated commitment and exceptional dedication, and to have advanced the mission and goals of AFS.
What Do Winners Receive?
The 2016 Galatti Award winner(s) will receive an engraved plate and a certificate, handed out in person by the President of AFS International or a member of the International Board of Trustees. In addition, the winner's local chapter will receive the Galatti Award Partial Diversity Scholarship. This scholarship provides financial assistance to a candidate who would not otherwise be able to participate on an AFS program.
Established in 1983, the Galatti Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service honors AFS volunteers whose longtime commitment, dedication and exceptional journey with the organization have advanced the mission and goals of AFS and created an impact in the AFS Community.
Stephen Galatti served as the Director General of AFS for more than 28 years, from its beginnings in 1936 until his death in 1964. During this time, he built and transformed AFS from a volunteer ambulance service into a world-wide organization that promotes peace and global awareness through intercultural learning experiences.
Galatti worked tirelessly to expand the AFS global community, reaching out to ever-larger numbers of participants, families and countries. He created a program model that relied heavily on the continued support of dedicated volunteers, who he saw as the driving force behind the organization.
In keeping with Galatti’s vision, AFS places the highest value on its volunteers and recognizes them as the drivers of all AFS programs. It is in tribute to Galatti and to devoted AFS volunteers that the Galatti Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service was established.
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