GW CI is proud to present a variety of cultural programming events all year long, with major partners such as the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Museums, the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and more. Event volunteers are critical to support our language and cultural experiences, which are largely free and open to the public.

The cultural programming at GW CI has provided opportunities for volunteers to learn more about Chinese language and culture, network with others interested in China, contribute to their community, and make fun lasting memories at some of DC's most notable festivities.

People signing up at a table for the Confucius Institute, during an event



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If you are interested in volunteering with us throughout the year, please add your contact information to our newsletter list in order to receive updates on future activities. 

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Volunteer Duties

Our volunteers come from all walks of life, from college students to working professionals. Although our busiest season is undoubtedly the tightly packed, fun-filled Lunar New Year Celebration from January to February, GW CI hosts events all year long. Volunteer activities range from working the calligraphy stand at Lunar New Year festivals to leading the papercutting workshops with D.C. Public Schools to getting insider access backstage with special performances sponsored by the institute.