Local to Global

Network with Globally-Minded Early Career Professionals in Houston


Local To Global engages early career professionals, aged 21 to 40, in peer-driven learning and dialogue on leading international affairs issues. An excellent networking opportunity, Local to Global events are informal yet informative, emphasizing discussion, dialogue and lively interaction between early career professionals. Join us to meet other early career professionals who are passionate about world affairs and community engagement.

Why Local to Global?


DEVELOP international contacts in and around the Greater Houston area.


CONNECT with like-minded peers in our international city. 


ACCESS globally-focused volunteer opportunities, guest speakers and more. 


RECEIVE discounted pricing on World Affairs Council events.

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Upcoming Events

Click below to see a full list of upcoming Local to Global events!

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Volunteer Opportunities

IEDA Relief

IEDA Relief is an international nonprofit organization that works to establish a stable environment and implements sustainable solutions that help people in need to become self-sufficient.


Bookkeeper – The Bookkeeper will oversee the IEDA Relief’s financial data and compliance by maintaining accurate books on accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and daily financial entries and reconciliations. Click here to learn more about this volunteer position.

Fundraiser – Fundraisers are responsible to organize activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit and gather monetary donations or other gifts for the agency. Click here to learn more about this volunteer position.

Grant Writer – The grant writer is responsible for researching and writing proposals and reports, gathering documentation to fulfill the necessary requirements of various funding bodies to formally seek funding on behalf of the agency. Click here to learn more about this volunteer position.

Grants Manager – The Grants Manager oversees the development of grant proposals to foundations, corporations and government agencies. Click here to learn more about this volunteer position.

Marketing Assistant – The Marketing Assistant is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that charitable contributions are being properly collected and utilized for the those in need. They are skilled in organizational charitable functions and possess strong fundraising skills. Click here to learn more about this volunteer position.

Programs Manager – The Program Manager manages a team that coordinates programs for a non-profit organization, designing programs that align with the organization’s mission and support the organization’s goals. Click here to learn more about this volunteer position.

Social Media Coordinator – The Social Media Coordinator will create and maintain a strong online presence for IEDA Relief,  implementing online marketing strategies through various social media accounts. Click here to learn more about this volunteer position.

Volunteer Coordinator – Volunteer coordinators are responsible for recruiting and managing groups of volunteers, as well as individual members of a volunteer organization. They must have strong communication skills, since they must work with many different kinds of people. Click here to learn more about this volunteer position.

Web Designer – A web designer/developer is responsible for the design, layout and coding of a website. They are involved with the technical and graphical aspects of a website—how the site works and how it looks. Click here to learn more about this volunteer position.


Yazda is a multi-national Yazidi global organization established in the aftermath of the Yazidi Genocide in 2014, to support the Yazidi ethno-religious minority and other vulnerable groups.

Teach English Online to Refugees in Iraq

Yazda is looking for volunteers to assist them in implementing an online teaching program for refugees in Iraq. This would include helping them setup online tools for teaching and teaching itself. Please contact the Council at [email protected] for more information.

ISIS Data Analyst

YAZDA is looking for volunteers to collect data, articles, and publications on ISIS from open sources online. This could include analysis of the data and creation of a sub-webpage on YAZDA’s site for those who are interested in this topic. Please contact the Council at [email protected] for more information. 

Professional Development Opportunities


We hope you find Local to Global’s professional and personal connections to be meaningful and empowering. Here are some professional development resources we recommend to further your career in our global city.


Please reach out with any questions you have about Local to Global!



Jahan Jafarpour

Membership Manager