Citizen Liaison Volunteer

The American Citizen Services unit is in the process of building our network of Citizen Liaison Volunteers (CLV) to ensure that we are able to communicate effectively with U.S. citizens in Burma, especially in the event of an emergency. We are looking for volunteers to serve as CLVs in various regions of Burma. If you or someone you know may be interested, please let us know.

CLVs are volunteers who help the Embassy assist U.S. citizens in need and proactively partner with the Embassy to keep the U.S. citizen community informed. In extraordinary circumstances, such as a natural disaster or other event, CLVs support us in delivering emergency services to U.S. citizens in need.  Please note that this is a voluntary position that does not include a salary or financial reimbursement.

If you would like to volunteer to serve as a CLV, please provide us with your full name, date of birth, passport number, and your contact details via email at We will contact you with more information and instructions.

What is a Citizen Liaison Volunteer?

  • A private U.S. citizen resident in a foreign country who volunteers to assist consular sections in disaster preparedness, welfare & whereabouts, and alerting fellow Americans to emergency situations.
  • CLVs often have ties to the U.S. expat community; therefore they are often the fastest and most effective route to providing information to U.S. citizens and are crucial when normal communication methods fail.
  • They facilitate distribution of routine administrative information (changes in section work hours, procedures, embassy closures, and voting information) of interest to the U.S. private community.

Citizen Liaison Volunteers provide important, timely safety and security information, which might include the times and locations of upcoming local demonstrations, areas of potential unrest due to local celebrations or elections, or information about medical issues in country.

Updated July 25, 2022