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Anyone can help CIVIC fulfill its mission by participating in citizen diplomacy.  As a citizen diplomat, you can help provide a meaningful and memorable experience to each international visitor!  Check out our different ways to volunteer with CIVIC.

Iowa Table Dinners

Welcome visitors by inviting them to your home for dinner. The visitors’ bios, program summary, and country information are all provided. If necessary, interpreters are provided as well. Your free and open conversation with our guests affords a glimpse into the lives and culture of one another, and plants the seeds of friendship and understanding.

Learn more about hosting an Iowa Table dinner in your home.

Program Escorts

Volunteering to greet visitors at the airport or to accompany them to professional meetings is an important way to promote international understanding and to learn more about our community.  Serving as a program escort is easy! Questions? Give us a call at 319.569.1115.

Do you have knowledge about eastern Iowa communities? Here is your chance to show it off! Volunteer to escort our visitors to the Amana Colonies, a Cedar Rapids Kernels game, a day trip to Kalona, the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum or any number of the extensive cultural excursions that eastern Iowa has to offer.

Cultural Programming Guide

Professional Resource Guide

Join our comprehensive list of educators, business professionals, activists, and governmental representatives. Share your personal experiences and knowledge with colleagues from around the globe.

Home Stay Accomodation

In order to immerse themselves further in American culture, some delegates request to stay with a host family during their time in eastern Iowa. This is a rewarding experience for everyone!

Contact CIVIC  at 319.569.1115 or email civic@iowacivic.org to become a citizen diplomat today!