About our Volunteer Groups


Our volunteer teams are the driving force behind the majority of SIWAs signature events, tours, and special events. It’s these people who put in the time and effort to plan, organize, and co-ordinate our fantastic events.

Get involved with one of our teams today or take a look at what they have coming up in the future!

Bazaar Team

Plans SIWA’s largest fundraiser, the Annual SIWA & Diplomatic Community Bazaar. Together with the Ambassadors’ Spouses Association of Seoul, embassies from over 40 nations, women’s clubs, welfare organizations, vendors, sponsors and countless volunteers come together to sell unique products, foods and crafts from around the world. Join the Bazaar Team!

Event Date
Vendor Application Form: SIWA and Diplomatic Community Bazaar 2018

The SIWA and Diplomatic Community Bazaar is the largest international fundraising event in Seoul. Embassies from over 40 nations, women’s clubs, welfare organizations, vendors, local and international sponsors and countless volunteers come together to sell unique products, foods and craft from around the world. It is recognized as the leading opportunity for the expat community and Korean nationals to meet and mingle, while shopping for a good cause.

  • Mon, November 12, 2018 10:00 AM
  • Register
SIWA and Diplomatic Community Bazaar 2018

The SIWA and Diplomatic Community Bazaar is the largest international fundraising event in Seoul. Embassies from over 40 nations, women’s clubs, welfare organizations, vendors, local and international sponsors and countless volunteers come together to sell unique products, foods and craft from around the world. It is recognized as the leading opportunity for the expat community and Korean nationals to meet and mingle, while shopping for a good cause.

  • Mon, November 12, 2018 10:00 AM
  • Register

Gala Team

Creates an elegant evening of fun while raising much needed funds for worthy charitable organizations. Sumptuous food, drinks, dancing, spectacular entertainment, raffle prizes, and much more await you at the SIWA Annual Charity Gala. Join the Gala Team!

Event Date
Vendor Application Form: SIWA and Diplomatic Community Bazaar 2018

The SIWA and Diplomatic Community Bazaar is the largest international fundraising event in Seoul. Embassies from over 40 nations, women’s clubs, welfare organizations, vendors, local and international sponsors and countless volunteers come together to sell unique products, foods and craft from around the world. It is recognized as the leading opportunity for the expat community and Korean nationals to meet and mingle, while shopping for a good cause.

  • Mon, November 12, 2018 10:00 AM
  • Register
SIWA and Diplomatic Community Bazaar 2018

The SIWA and Diplomatic Community Bazaar is the largest international fundraising event in Seoul. Embassies from over 40 nations, women’s clubs, welfare organizations, vendors, local and international sponsors and countless volunteers come together to sell unique products, foods and craft from around the world. It is recognized as the leading opportunity for the expat community and Korean nationals to meet and mingle, while shopping for a good cause.

  • Mon, November 12, 2018 10:00 AM
  • Register

Tours Team

Offers opportunities for SIWA members, their families, and non-members to participate in organized experiences in Korea. Through these cultural, artistic and recreational tours, participants can learn about Korea, and make and deepen friendships. Join the Tours Team!

Event Date
Tour: Heunggugsa Templestay (CANCELLED)

Come join us in a templestay and get away from the daily routine in search of yourself and mental peace!

  • Sat, October 20, 2018 1:00 PM
  • Sold Out
Tour: Dongdaemun Beads and Craft Market

Dongdaemun’s Beads and Craft Market has everything you could possibly be looking for related to making crafts. Come join us!

  • Mon, October 22, 2018 10:00 AM
  • Sold Out
Tour: Tea Shops and Tea Houses in Insadong

On this tour we will dive into the world of tea: we will visit a tea museum and also look for tea supplies taking a stroll around Insadong. Our tour will culminate in a tea ceremony held by none other than Kyung Hee Park in one of the oldest tea houses in Insadong.

  • Thu, October 25, 2018 11:00 AM
  • Sold Out
Tour: Walk Buamdong and Baeksasil Valley

Enjoy a fall walk (3-4km) through the Buamdong neighborhood and the natural Baeksasil Valley. Optional visit to Arumjigi Culture Keepers exhibit, “Ancestral Rites for Modern Times.”

  • Tue, October 30, 2018 10:00 AM
  • Register
Tour: Gwanaksan Mountain

Gwanaksan is a mountain of which name means “hat-shaped peak,” and refers to its gat-like profile.

  • Thu, November 8, 2018 9:30 AM
  • Register
Tour: Independence Gate and Seodaemun Prison Museum

Independence Gate and Seodaemun Prison Museum are less-visited and less-known but fascinating sites very close to busy and modern downtown. This is a guided visit to a few sites of Korea’s quest for national independence in the shadow of Japanese colonial rule.

  • Fri, November 16, 2018 9:30 AM
  • Register
Tour: Christmas Decorations Market

At this time of the year, in the Express Bus Terminal a Christmas Market appears with a huge variety of Christmas and holiday decorations. You will find a a good selection of interior decorations (ornaments, table cloth, candles,…), christmas trees as well as a wide range of electrical lighting chains. Immerse yourself in a really festive atmosphere!

  • Mon, November 26, 2018 10:00 AM
  • Register

Welfare Committee

Oversees SIWA’s work with local charity organizations that provide direct assistance to vulnerable members and communities in Korea. This team reviews requests on a regular basis and visits the organization to learn more about its needs and operations. Join the Welfare Committee.

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