Tasks of the local chapters & volunteers

AFS Interculture South Africa is divided into three regions - Kwa-Zulu Natal, Gauteng & Western Cape, which comprise of a total of 19 Chapters. This allows the National Office in Johannesburg to work better with the volunteers.

The local volunteers' responsibilities are:

  • Coordinating AFS activities and information

  • Working with…

    • ​Volunteers and National Office

    • Schools and NGO’s  – to recruit students to go an exchange programme to recruit host families

    • Host Families

    • Community Service Participants

    • Organising logistical everyday tasks

    • Processing…

    • Domestic Travel

    • Transport Claims

    • Medical Claims

    • Sending Application Forms

The Regions and Local Chapters are:

KwaZulu Natal Region
Regional Coordinator: Wendy Svendson

Chapter Phalaborwa
Chapter Chair: Kathy Otto

Western Cape Region
Regional Coordinator: 

Chapter Cape Town North
Chapter Chair: 

Chapter Tygerberg
Chapter Chair: Stephanie Pillay

Chapter Mandalay
Chapter Chair: 

Chapter Mosselbay
Chapter Chair:
Ursula Williams

Chapter Somerset West
Chapter Chair: Isaac Lategan


Gauteng Region
Regional Coordinator: Laurette Holme

Chapter Atteridgeville
Chapter Chair: 

Chapter Daveyton
Chapter Chair: 

Chapter Midrand/
Chapter Chair: 

Chapter Soweto
Chapter Chair:
Thoko Ngubeni

Chapter Tshwane East
Chapter Chair:
Magdalene Siwela

Chapter Tshwane North
Chapter Chair: 

Chapter Johannesburg North West
Chapter Chair:
Laurette Holme

Chapter Emahlaleni
Chapter Chair:
Palesa Ramatsepe