The Friendship Force of Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley is one of over 300 clubs in Friendship Force International, a non-profit, non-sectarian cultural organization focused on promoting understanding, cultural education and citizen diplomacy through homestay Journeys and personal friendships. We are based in more than 60 countries and on six continents, with 15,000 active members and over 300 Journeys taking place each year.
Through these exciting personal encounters, strangers become friends – and we know that by experiencing different views, we can discover common ground.
Our programs bring diverse people together into each other’s cultures and homes to share one-of-a-kind experiences not available to regular tourists. Members are home-hosted by locals - ordinary people like you, living all over the world, eager to welcome you into their culture and lives.
This video is an introduction to the operation of Friendship Force.
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Members of The Friendship Force of Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley come from Albany, Corvallis, Philomath, Salem and surrounding communities in the central Mid-Willamette Valley of Oregon.
We travel to make friends and to promote the causes of peace and international understanding.
Club members traveled to Whangarei and New Plymouth, New Zealand
Ambassadors visited Missoula, Montana
World Conference held in Boulder, Colorado
Don and Elizabeth Rea, founding members, receive the Friendship Force International Lifetime Achievement Award
SuperRegional Conference in Portland, Oregon
June 2 -8
Postponed until June, 2021
Tokyo, Japan visits
Journey to Manitoba, Canada
September 8 - 15
North Bay, Ontario visitors
September 27 - October 12
Festival at Sea: sail from Vancouver BC to Japan