Become the world family of Gaia and/or Fernando and bring adventure into your home!

From 1 September 2023, two new AFS volunteers will join our team for a year. We are looking for one or two host families near Pelt (preferably in the North Limburg area) who can provide a home, either for the full duration or part of their stay.

Meet Italian Gaia Capitanio and Spanish Fernando Tarrancón! These volunteers will be working at Musica Impulse Centre in Pelt.

Gaia is neat, has her affairs in order and helps out in the household. She can easily adapt to new situations. She is also sporty and she has several hobbies such as listening to music, going to concerts and visiting musicals.

Gaia looks forward to living in Flanders and discovering more about our culture and traditions.

Fernando is a musician who is passionate about culture in all its facets. He plays the piano and makes his own music. Occasionally, he performs at an open mic to recite his poems. With his band The Rollovers, he also rehearses often.

To volunteer, Fernando is taking a break from his job in Spain. During his stay, he is looking forward to getting to know our culture better, learning some Dutch and meeting new people. Above all, he hopes to build a warm relationship with his host family. Fernando takes care of others and other people’s belongings, he is tidy and takes care in his responsibilities around the house. He has, in his own words, “lots of love to give”!

Gaia and Fernando receive a daily allowance with which they can provide for their own leisure time. Medical and other personal costs are covered by AFS Vlaanderen.

Do you have a spot for (one of) our volunteers? Contact

Would you like to get to know Gaia and Fernando? They introduce themselves in the videos below:

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