Thank you for your interest in volunteering with CAPAL! CAPAL is seeking volunteers who are passionate and committed to our vision of building leadership in public service, active civic engagement, and policy knowledge within the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community.

Volunteer Benefits: Learn about the workings of a small, dynamic nonprofit dedicated to the AANHPI community, connect with CAPAL board members, affiliates and partner organizations, and receive free/discounted admission to special events and CAPAL’s Gala,

Volunteer Requirements: Must be 15 or older. For certain activities, you must agree to a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement.

Board of Directors

At the end of each year, CAPAL accepts applications from candidates interested in joining the Board of Directors. To learn more information and to apply, click here. Board members promote CAPAL’s mission and purpose by contributing to its programs and services, strengthening its infrastructure and internal capacity, and participating in fundraising and recruitment efforts. All board members are expected to attend monthly CAPAL Board Meetings and actively participate in one or more assigned committees and task forces. We ask that all candidates commit to serving a full two-year term (must be based in the DC metro area). Meet our current Board of Directors.


 VolunteerEvery summer, hundreds of bright and motivated students participate in the Washington Leadership Program (WLP), a weekly series of educational and leadership development seminars that focus on issues of interest to the AANHPI community. If you are a professional with experience working in the public sector, you can help a college student this summer take his or her first step in pursuing a successful career in public service. Our mentorship program will not only allow you to develop meaningful relationships with WLP participants, it will open you to a huge network of professionals who have a similar vision for helping AANHPI succeed in the public sector. If you would like more information about being a mentor, please contact info [at] capal [dot] org.

It has been a delight to volunteer with CAPAL these past few months. I’ve had the good fortune of getting to know wonderful people and expand my network. I’ve also had the opportunity to see the extent of CAPAL’s work and reach. I’m happy to serve an organization that so effectively serves its constituents.

– Rachit Choksi, Volunteer