Congressional Action Teams

Make a Difference for the World's Children 


Join a UNICEF Congressional Action Team (CAT) and our monthly national calls to hear from global leaders, learn how to be an effective advocate, and contribute to our grassroots movement for change.  Supported and trained by U.S. Fund for UNICEF staff, CAT members engage with their Members of Congress to cultivate champions for children. 

We currently have 15 Congressional Action Teams in the United States.

What do Congressional Action Teams do? 


CAT members in each city meet together once a month for a national conference call with guest speakers.  During these calls, members share grassroots victories, practice articulating the issues, and prepare to take action together.  Actions include writing and visiting elected officials. 

Who can join a Congressional Action Team?


You don’t have to be an expert on Congress or the issues affecting the world’s children to join. Congressional Action Team members include anyone who is of voting age (18+), loves the work of UNICEF, and has a strong desire to make a difference. 

Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Bouchra, one of Boston’s Congressional Action Team members, and her story as a high school student inspiring congressional leaders to put children first.  

Join a CAT Today

To get involved, email, or connect with your regional Global Citizenship Fellow. To learn more, listen to this five minute podcast.