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
(Invitation Only) SIWA Bazaar Orientation Tea 2017

The Orientation Tea is an invitation-only event for the participants in preparation of the SIWA & Diplomatic Community Bazaar 2017. The SIWA Bazaar Team will be happy to answer all logistical questions regarding the Bazaar.

  • Mon, October 23, 2017 11:00 AM
  • Sold Out
Bazaar Volunteer Meeting

This is the perfect opportunity to get involved in a meaningful and fun event. The annual SIWA Diplomatic Community Bazaar is our largest fundraiser. It provides most of the funds we donate to charitable organizations in Korea.

  • Mon, October 30, 2017 11:00 AM
  • Register
Vendor Application Form: SIWA and Diplomatic Community Bazaar 2017

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 13, 2017 10:00 AM
  • Register
SIWA and Diplomatic Community Bazaar 2017

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 13, 2017 10:00 AM
  • Register
SIWA Charity Gala 2018: Save The Date

An exciting evening of fun, sumptuous food, drinks, dancing, spectacular entertainment, raffle prizes, and much more await you at the SIWA Annual Charity Gala! Net proceeds from the evening support local charities in Korea.

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
(Invitation Only) SIWA Bazaar Orientation Tea 2017

The Orientation Tea is an invitation-only event for the participants in preparation of the SIWA & Diplomatic Community Bazaar 2017. The SIWA Bazaar Team will be happy to answer all logistical questions regarding the Bazaar.

  • Mon, October 23, 2017 11:00 AM
  • Sold Out
Bazaar Volunteer Meeting

This is the perfect opportunity to get involved in a meaningful and fun event. The annual SIWA Diplomatic Community Bazaar is our largest fundraiser. It provides most of the funds we donate to charitable organizations in Korea.

  • Mon, October 30, 2017 11:00 AM
  • Register
Vendor Application Form: SIWA and Diplomatic Community Bazaar 2017

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 13, 2017 10:00 AM
  • Register
SIWA and Diplomatic Community Bazaar 2017

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 13, 2017 10:00 AM
  • Register
SIWA Charity Gala 2018: Save The Date

An exciting evening of fun, sumptuous food, drinks, dancing, spectacular entertainment, raffle prizes, and much more await you at the SIWA Annual Charity Gala! Net proceeds from the evening support local charities in Korea.

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: The National Cemetery of Korea

This SIWA tour offers an in-depth look at Korea’s late-20th-century history, and the fascinating multi-religious and monumental ways that they officially honor its heroes and most controversial leaders. The National Cemetery of Korea is just as grand and Korean-culture-specific as you would imagine it to be! All together, a pleasant and informative walk through a very important site rich in Korean history….

  • Fri, October 27, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Register
Tour: Horse Riding Field Trip

Join us for a tour and optional horse back riding lesson at Balios Equestrian Club, located in scenic western Korea. We will receive a tour from an English speaking guide and enjoy the beauty of their state-of-the-art riding facilities. This exclusive equestrian center includes competition level indoor and outdoor arenas, trails, stables, coaches and, of course, gorgeous horses.

  • Thu, November 2, 2017 9:15 AM
  • Register
Tour: Baeksashil Gyegok Scenic Gorge in Buam-dong

Explore Baeksashil Gyegok, a scenic gorge in tranquil Buam-dong. We will visit historic Saegeum-jeong pavilion, view a lovely buddhist temple, and stroll through Buam-dong. Hiking level 3: a steep ascent, stroll gentle slopes, ending in tranquil Buam-dong.

  • Fri, November 3, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Register
Tour: Noryangjin Seafood Market

Explore the Noryangjin fish market and enjoy a delicious lunch (optional). Opened in 1927 on Uiju-ro, Noryangjin fish market is the largest and most popular seafood market in Seoul. The market handles about 50% of metropolitan Seoul’s marine trade, about 250 to 300 tons of marine products every day. The market recently moved into a modernized building. So this is a wonderful opportunity to see the new market.

  • Thu, November 9, 2017 10:00 AM
  • Sold Out
Tour: Nude Masterpieces from Tate

Enjoy a morning at the museum! This special exhibit presents over 100 works selected from England’s Tate collection with the theme of naked body. Don’t miss this opportunity to see many masterpieces.

  • Tue, November 14, 2017 11:30 AM
  • Sold Out
Tour: Culture and History in Seochon Hanok Village

Seochon or “West Village” is a fascinating neighborhood containing many traditional Korean wooden houses (called “hanok”), and some historic & cultural sites. It’s a big area, with so many interesting places to see, and we will just get an introduction to its charms while learning about Seoul’s history. Our guide is Prof. David A. Mason.

  • Fri, November 17, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Register
Tour: Dragon Hill Spa Korean Sauna (jjimjilbang)

Winter season is a great time to visit a warm Korean bathhouse. Dragon Hill Spa has taken centuries of Korean traditional treatments and brought them under one roof.

  • Mon, January 22, 2018 9:30 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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