• Visa Options for G4 Dependents

    Did you know that many World Bank children are eligible to apply for a Green Card?

  • Welcoming Coffee

    An informal gathering where WBFN members provide information and useful tips on obtaining a driver’s license, healthcare, childcare, cell phones and other practical issues

  • English Classes

    Learn to speak, listen, read and write in English at your own comfort level.

  • Navigating Culture Shock

    Led by professional facilitators, this workshop covers the challenges that face WBG spouses/partners in relocation, including the losses and gains involved in moving from country to country.

  • Spouse/Partner Orientation Program
    Spouse/Partner Orientation

    All WBG spouses/partners are invited to attend this short version of the orientation given to new WBG staff, offered by WBFN in partnership with the WBG.

Volunteering fulfills several important goals for Gertrud, who is at the country office location in Ankara, Turkey. She began volunteering at the Ankara International Charities Committee which raises funds within the expat community for organizations.

As the airplane began its descent into the airport in Haiti, I began to feel uneasy. This particular occasion was not my first time visiting a new country, but the nature of this experience was a first for me. Never had I visited a country with the conscious intent to learn and to serve.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), held every October, annually spurs a surge in volunteering. DVAM events provide substantive information about the varied elements of domestic abuse.

The drive, energy and focus required to bring a controversial program into existence needs a special kind of volunteer. The WBFN volunteers who founded the Domestic Abuse Prevention Program at the World Bank are a special breed, though I am sure they would be the first to deny it.

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Join Us!

We invite all spouses and partners of WBG staff to join us as WBFN members. Register here!