Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the World Affairs Council. We depend on volunteers to help with our events, programs and to promote global opportunities to our community.

Below is a current list of volunteer opportunities. Please identify areas of interest by filling out the form provided at the bottom of the page. We also announce volunteer opportunities in our weekly newsletter so be sure to sign up!

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Event Volunteer
Event Volunteers are essential in creating an enjoyable experience for those attending. Possible roles to include setup, registration, help with food and beverages, technology support and break down. This volunteer opportunity offers to make key connections with Council members and friends.

Event Photographer Volunteer
We are seeking amateur or emerging photographers to help capture the speakers, members, and global connections during our events. This volunteer opportunity offers meeting and working closely with speakers, members, and guest during events.

International Visitor Leadership Program Volunteer Opportunities

Citizen diplomacy is the idea that individual citizens have the right, if not the responsibility, to help shape the United States’ foreign relations “one handshake at a time.” To provide our visitors with the best experience, we need your help.

Be a Professional Resource
When visitors come to St. Louis they meet with their professional counterparts to exchange best-practice ideas and establish personal connections in the United States. If you’d like to take part in this aspect of citizen diplomacy, please let us know. We are always looking to expand our network of professional resources.

Take Visitors Sightseeing
Although visitors spend most of their days in meetings, we like to give them the opportunity to see some of St. Louis’s greatest attractions. Spend an afternoon or morning showing them the sights that make St. Louis the Gateway to the West.

Host Visitors for Lunch or Dinner
Our visitors especially appreciate the chance to interact with local citizens in their homes. Hosting visitors for lunch or dinner is a great way to get to know them and play your part as a citizen diplomat.

Airport Greeters

Be the first to welcome visitors when they arrive in St. Louis by greeting them at Lambert Airport, providing them with welcome packets, answering general questions, and escorting them to their pre-arranged transportation (bus or car service).