WBFN programs and activities are run by our members for our members. Our volunteers are members from around the world who dedicate their time, talents and energy to giving back. Volunteering at WBFN is not only a great opportunity to use your skills and experience for the benefit of the WBG and wider communities, but also to learn new skills, enhance your professional development, and boost your social life. WBFN volunteers work in an extraordinarily wide range of positions, from event organization and database management to branding and graphic design. Browse the descriptions of what the main WBFN teams do below and register to volunteer based on your personal and professional interests. These detailed descriptions are only to be used a guide and can be adapted to suit the individual’s skill and time commitment.
Get Involved—Youth Program Team
Our team of enthusiastic volunteers organize a wide range of events and activities for kids, tweens and youth and their parents. Smaller events such as youth bowling parties or parent workshops and seminars require only occasional help from volunteers, but the two big events of the year involve commitment of much time and effort from large teams of volunteers to make them a success.
The Teen Summer Program (TSP) is a much sought after three-week program held every summer for teens (16-18) whose parents work at WBG, IMF or IADB. The program features speakers from the three organizations and offers the teenagers insight into the fields in which their parents work. Seminars, mock parliaments and town halls are some ways in which teens are taken down educational, creative and self development avenues through which participants can explore, experience and benefit from on a lasting basis. Volunteers are involved in the planning from January to June, and then on the days of the program.
The WBFN Children’s Holiday Party (CHP) is an annual event that takes place during the end-of-year holiday season, and is typically scheduled for either the first or second Saturday of December. The CHP takes place at the MC Atrium which is transformed into a fascinating wonderland for children, where activities, games, snacks, music and live entertainment are offered to the 800-900 attendees during a fun-filled afternoon.