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!

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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!

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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: Yangjae Flower Market

Located in Yangjae-dong in Seocho-gu, this enormous market sells all kinds of garden supplies, from pots and soil to flowers and trees. Real and artificial items are sold from both wholesale and retail vendors. This market is a combination of greenhouses, indoor and outdoor vendors. This is the place to go for both novice and serious gardeners seeking more than just cut flowers and small plants (but you can find those too!).

Tour: Gold Leaf Imprinting Workshop

Make your own gold leaf imprint, Geumbak, in a traditional Korean hanok. Geumbak is the Korean traditional craft for applying extremely thin gold leaf on hanbok, or other fabrics for decoration. We will learn the history of Geumbakjang, the significance and symbolism of the gold and the icons on royal clothing, and techniques used to apply gold to silk.

Tour: Buk Seoul Museum of Art

This is the fourth, and newest branch of the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA). Situated in northeastern Seoul, this unique museum was awarded the 2013 Seoul Architecture Award. To create harmony with the natural surroundings of Deungnamu Park, the exterior is half buried in the ground and creates a small hill.

Tour: Homeplus Shopping Experience

Do you also feel discouraged when shopping at local supermarkets? Join us for a shopping tour where you can ask all the questions you have about local products, our guide Mrs. Moon will be happy to explain it all.

SIWA Team for 5K Run/Walk at 15th International Peace Marathon Festival

Join the SIWA Team for a 5K Walk/Run at the 15th International Peace Marathon! Or you can register separately for the 10K, half-marathon or marathon. This event raises money for UNICEF to help children in need around the world and to promote world peace. FREE ENTRY and free event shirts to SIWA members and their families.

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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