American Friends of ARSP

ARSP Friends Chairman Rachel Falkove talks about Jewish New Year's traditions.

ARSP Friends Chairman Rachel Falkove talks about Jewish New Year's traditions.

In 1998, in response to a growing interest from United States supporters, American Friends of ARSP (a 501(c)3 non-profit agency) was born. Through this network of friends, ARSP is continually expanding its service and educational outreach, public relations, and fundraising work in the United States. Its board members are also active in recruiting American volunteers for volunteer service in Germany.

Currently, the ARSP main office in Berlin funds a majority of the work of ARSP. The host agencies also contribute by providing a minimal stipend for the volunteers' room and board. The American Friends of ARSP have started a fundraising campaign. Its goal is to acquire financial self-sufficiency in the U.S.

In the United States, ARSP's services are coordinated through an office in Philadelphia run by the director of the United States ARSP Program, Mark McGuigan.