Become a Local Coordinator

Local Coordinators place foreign exchange students with volunteer American host families and assist them throughout the year.
  • Overview

    Are you extroverted? Passionate? A self-starter? These are just some of the qualities that Greenheart’s best Local Coordinators possess. These curious and motivated individuals have the rewarding job of finding families in their community who are interested in hosting a foreign exchange student. Local Coordinators also provide support and guidance to host families and exchange students, and help these young people from all over the world adjust to their new life in America.

    Local Coordinators:
    • Network in their communities to find host families
    • Play matchmaker…putting exchange students into host homes where there are shared interests
    • Help hosts share American traditions and perspectives
    • Serve as mentor, problem-solver, and friend
    • Work with local high schools in support of cultural exchange
    Local Coordinator Basics:
    • This is an independent contractor role (eligible to earn a payment)
    • Part-time, work from home
    • Must be at least 26 years old
    • Must maintain regular contact with exchange students during their stay
    • Must have the ability to attend professional development and training workshops
    • LCs have the opportunity for domestic and international travel to annual conferences

    All applicants must live and be authorized to work in the United States and:

    • Have a valid U.S. driver’s license
    • Have an internet connection
    • Pass a Criminal Background Check
    • Become Department of State Certified
    • Have reliable transportation

    Greenheart hires year-round!  Apply Today!


  • Our Students

    Meet some of the students we have available to host! Let us help match you with a foreign exchange student who shares your family's lifestyle and common interests:

    11 students available


    Bulgaria Age 17 Academic Year 2021-22

    Meet Alex from Bulgaria. He is a very mature, thoughtful, well spoken and social person who is interested in politics, computer science and business. Alex hopes to become more independent and learn about other cultures during his exchange year.  Alex enjoys being with friends when he is not studying or participating in his schools debate club. Alex feels that debate has taught him to know different words and opinions, his teachers feel he works well with others and is very much a team player. 



    France Age 17 Academic Year 2021-22

    Anais is a 17 year old girl from France and excellent student (A-) who will have graduated upon arrival. She comes from a large Muslim family of 7 with both older and younger siblings. Her interests are many, including piano, reading, theater, cooking, baking, gardening, and watching movies with her family. She loves helping people and doing volunteer projects and will participate in the Greenheart club. She is very family-oriented and excited to join her American host family in all they do.



    Ukraine Age 16 Academic Year 2021-22

    Danylo is a 16 year old boy from Ukraine. Danylo loves staying busy and active. He enjoys basketball, cycling, hiking and camping. At school, he is involved with student council, organizing activities such as dances (including being the DJ) & runs an orphanage supply drive. He loves helping others which is why he would like to be a psychologist as his future profession. *Danylo has a cat allergy so must be with a non-cat family*



    Poland Age 17 Academic Year 2021-22

    Kalina plays violin and attended a music school. She has a mathematical mind-. Kalina is open, kind, and cheerful. She also seems to be mature and flexible.



    Japan Age 15 Academic Year 2021-22

    Kota is a 15 year-old Japanese boy who enjoys English club, video games and reading comic books. He is mature, friendly and enthusiastic. He delivers newspapers as a part-time job, is Christian and willing to go to church with his American host family.



    Spain Age 16 Academic Year 2021-22

    Meet Marta, she is 16 years old. She is close with her family and hopes to build a close relationship with her American family. Her two brothers have been exchange students and she is excited to be one too. She loves playing volleyball, skiing, going to the gym and visiting historical cities.

    Marta is interested in knowing the American culture and going to high school in the USA. She likes to do different activities with her friends and is very active with them. Marta is mature, responsible and easy going.


  • Responsibilities

    Local Coordinator Responsibilities
    • Actively network and seek volunteer host families in their communities
    • Play matchmaker…place exchange students into host homes where there are shared interests
    • Provide guidance and support to foreign exchange students
    • Help host families and schools share American traditions and perspectives
    • Serve as mentor, problem-solver, and friend for students and host families
    • Build relationships with local high schools in support of cultural exchange
    • Represent Greenheart Exchange and other Greenheart programs in a professional manner
    • Provide information to American students wishing to study and travel abroad through Greenheart Travel
  • Group Coordinating

    Group Programs are TBD for the remainder of 2021 depending on travel restrictions.  We are hopeful that Group Programs can resume fully in 2022.

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