The First Presidency recently approved a new position called international area organization adviser. Women who serve in this position will be called to support leaders of the Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary in areas where they reside around the world. They will help to provide training and mentorship for local leaders outside the United States and Canada.
The need for area advisers will be determined by the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the Presidency of the Seventy, and the Area Presidencies. In the areas where they are called, the volunteer advisers will also participate in councils within the area as they work together with the men and women of the Church in their respective areas. They will serve under the direction of the Area Presidencies for three to five years.