Citizen Liaison Volunteers (CLVs) are a vital bridge between the Embassy and U.S. citizens, especially in the event of an emergency. We are looking for volunteers to serve as CLVs in various regions of the Dominican Republic. If you or someone you know may be interested, or you just want to learn more – let us know!
CLVs are a community of U.S. citizens who partner with our Embassy to address security, safety, and health issues affecting U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic. Traditionally, CLVs act as a conveyor of emergency information to U.S. citizens, especially in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency. Additionally, CLVs may be called on to assist travelers in distress, or help us track down missing U.S. citizens, and communicate with them so we can help get them to safety. Most often, however, CLVs are called on to be our ‘eyes and ears’ in the community, providing valuable feedback on what life is like for ordinary U.S. citizens living in the DR.
CLVs are usually U.S. citizens who are longer-term residents of the DR and, ideally, speak some Spanish. Please note that this is a voluntary position that does not imply financial reimbursement.
We need CLVs from all over the country, but especially need representatives from Samana and Barahona. CLVs in smaller cities and rural areas are uniquely important because those can be the hardest places for us to reach in an emergency.
If you would like to be a CLV, please send us your full name, date of birth, passport number and your contact details to SDOCLVRecruit@state.gov. Once you notify us of your interest, we will get back to you with more information and further instructions.
The U.S. Department of State is constantly looking for new ways to distribute information to the public, so we are open to suggestions. U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide rely on different communication methods to disseminate information to CLVs and stay in touch with them: