For over 50 years, Chicago Sister Cities International has relied on passionate, dedicated volunteers to build a rich legacy of cultural, educational and economic bridges that have developed Chicago’s global identity. Volunteers generously sharing their time and creativity have always been the essential element of our success.

As a volunteer-based organization, we greatly value the work of the more than 800 volunteers who commit their time to our organization. Chicago Sister Cities International is made up of 30 volunteer committees representing our 28 sister cities and initiatives in the areas of healthcare, humanitarian efforts and social services. These committees develop programming and initiatives to further the goals and mission of the organization. A full list of the 30 committees can be found here.

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact us at