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Individual Volunteer

At IISTL, we believe in equity and opportunity for all. For those looking to make a difference, we offer a variety of ways to contribute to a more inclusive society.

How do I become a volunteer? Simply complete the interest form below, so that we can pair you with a great opportunity that fits your skills and interests.

Looking to volunteer for events, sorting donated items, or other episodic opportunities? Click here to access our online sign-up page for episodic opportunities.

Step 1: Complete the online interest form to tell us about yourself
Step 2: Participate in a phone and/or in-person interview to discuss your interests and opportunities available
Step 3: Attend the required IISTL orientation and training

Are there requirements to become a volunteer? In order to volunteer at the International Institute, we ask that you:

  • Be at least 18 years of age, some exceptions apply
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Commit to at least 3 months

Thank you for wanting to make a difference in the lives of others.

Group Volunteers

Is  your organization interested in participating in a group project associated with the International Institute?

Community-based as well as on-site options for volunteerism abound. Here are a few examples of recent activities:

  • Field Trip Sponsor: Provide admission tickets, transportation, and chaperones for an organization-sponsored visit to a local attraction.
  • Community Engagement Potluck Co-Host: prepare food and provide volunteers for our monthly on-site client lunches.
  • In-Kind Drive Sponsor: Organize a drive for specialty items needed by new refugee arrivals, for example, toiletries, winter coats, kitchen pots and pans, and blankets.
  • Administrative & Clean-Up Support: Semi-annual days for interior and exterior clean up at the International Institute’s headquarter campus.

To contact an Institute representative to learn more about current needs, click here.