American Liaison Network


The term “Community Liaison Volunteer” refers to someone who has the charge or care of someone or something.  The U.S. Department of State uses the term to refer to individuals (often U.S. citizens) resident in the host country who volunteer to facilitate communication between the U.S. embassy and the U.S. citizen community in the area where they live and work.

American Liaison Network

The U.S. Embassy transmits important information to U.S. citizens electronically and through social media, but there may be instances during crises when local infrastructure inhibits the delivery of timely messages. In emergency situations, wardens assist the U.S. Embassy by distributing important information to U.S. citizens and relaying information about affected U.S. citizens in their area.

Community Liaison Volunteer Responsibilities 

  • Assist the Consular Section by sharing important information to U.S. citizens in their area
  • Safeguard the personal information of the U.S. citizens whom they are to notify in cases of emergency
  • Delegate responsibilities to an alternate Community Liaison Volunteer during a period of extended absence

Volunteer to be a Community Liaison Volunteer

Please indicate your interest in volunteering as a Community Liaison Volunteer by sending an e-mail with your complete name, email address, and phone number to

Need More Information?

If you have any questions about the Community Liaison Volunteer system, please contact the Consular Section at or +371 6710 7068.