The Cultural Volunteers module of FAWCO's Youth Program is designed to foster cultural awareness and volunteerism among FAWCO youths. FAWCO teens aged 15 - 18 are hosted by FAWCO families for a week, and will experience a new culture while volunteering with local charities.

The participants will deliver a Group Project (usually a video or presentation) about their experiences, and write individual essays reflecting on what they learn. Participants will be able to receive community service credits required by their International Baccalaureate program.

Our 2020 program, originally scheduled for June 20-27has been postponed until further notice. We thank the American Women's Club of Amsterdam for their continued interest in hosting the Program. As soon as they are determined, new dates will be posted here, and announced in FAWCO communications.

Our program last year was hosted by the American Women's Organization of Greece on October 16-23, 2019 in Athens, Greece

Please contact for inquiries on application to this year's program, or if your Club is interested in hosting a program in the future.

Here are just a few excerpts from reflections by our past Youth Cultural Volunteers:  

"I made new friends in the UAE --- Emirati teens, who helped us learn more about their culture. Believe me, we may dress differently and practice different religions, but teenagers around the world are pretty much the same --- we're all goofy, curious, and hoping our generation can improve life for all of us."

"In the end, what matters is that you have raised your personal awareness of poverty. And maybe it would have inspired you by then to grab the initiative and take part in a bigger project."

"It was nice to be able to go outside the tourist destinations and contribute to the lives of others who may not have the same luxuries as we do back in our own countries."

"[It was] a wonderful group of people. . . These friendships will last a lifetime. . . I am proud of what I feel I have accomplished with the group, and look forward to hearing about FAWCO Youth’s continued development."

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