Start Your Volunteer Renewal Application

Please use the form below to start the volunteer renewal application process. We ask volunteers to renew their applications every 5 years in order to ensure our information is correct and confirm our volunteers are the best fit to serve international students. By filling out the form below, IFI will send you a link with your personalized volunteer renewal application pre-filled with previous information you submitted in the past.

IFI's volunteer application process consists of four parts: 1) Application, 2) References, 3) Training, and 4) Background Check.  If any of these four parts have not been updated in more than five years, you will be asked to renew them.

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If you have any difficulties or questions, please contact Nathan Wylder at  or (614) 294-2434.

  • Please enter your first and last name as they appear on IFI e-mails to you.

    If your spouse is also renewing, he or she will need to fill out this form separately. Please do not use special characters such as extra spaces, ampersands, parentheses, punctuation or quotations marks. Do not enter your first name plus a nickname, or middle initial, as this will result in a record not found error. See examples:

    CORRECT: First: Bob Last: Smith

    CORRECT: First: Robert Last: Smith

    INCORRECT: First: Robert G. Last: Smith

    INCORRECT: First: Bob & Lisa Last: The Smiths

    INCORRECT: First: Robert "Bob" (you guys know me!) Last: Smith 🙂
  • This is used to identify you in our database.