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AFS (formerly American Field Service)

AFS (formerly the American Field Service) works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership.

AFS was born in World War I as a volunteer ambulance and medical corps supporting the Allied war effort.  It has developed programs and educational materials highlighting U.S. volunteerism in WWI.

WWI Resource Homepage(s):

The Volunteers: Americans Join the War, 1914-1919

Lesson plan series examining the volunteerism of U.S. Americans, primarily during the period of U.S. neutrality.

Other linked resources

» U.S. American Women's Volunteerism and Suffrage during World War I

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