World Vision supporters across the country advocate for children through emails to Congress and other online activism. But advocacy doesn’t stop there. You can make an even more powerful impact for kids around the world by joining our Volunteer Advocate Community.

What do Volunteer Advocates do?

We advocate directly with members of Congress so that kids around the world can experience the full life God intended. Your elected leaders want to hear from you – we’ll teach you how to meet with them in person and inspire them to take action that can help millions of kids overcome poverty. This type of advocacy takes time, but it’s easier than you think! No experience necessary – we provide all the training you need.

How do I become a Volunteer Advocate?

Step 1: Complete the form on this page to let us know you’d like to learn more! This doesn’t commit you to anything.

Step 2: You’ll receive an email from one of our team members requesting a quick phone call. They’ll share more about the Volunteer Advocate Community and you can decide if God’s leading you to join.

Step 3: Complete a brief profile to confirm your commitment and watch for a snazzy welcome kit in the mail to help you get started!

Complete the form below to learn more about our Volunteer Advocate Community and how you can join the team!

If you’re not a U.S. citizen, click here for global advocacy opportunities.

"I thought my voice was too small to be heard. I was wrong."

- Volunteer Advocate Stan Smith, ME

Teen advocate Lucy Besch and Rep. Ann Wagner.

Through advocacy, we enable laws to be passed that make World Vision’s work more effective. It doesn’t cost any money and you’re able to help even more kids!”

– Volunteer Advocate Lucy Besch, MO

"I feel God's hand in the process and realize he just needs me to show up and be willing."

- Volunteer Advocate Cheryl Ryan, PA

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Together with World Vision’s Online Advocate Network, Volunteer Advocates have helped secure funding and pass important legislation, so that millions more kids experience safety, health, and opportunity. With faithful engagement over time, our community has developed influential relationships with elected leaders that have led them to introduce and cosponsor legislation, attend learning events hosted by World Vision, and fight against cuts to U.S. foreign assistance. Meeting in person with members of Congress is the most impactful advocacy you can do!

Volunteer Advocates receive monthly emails with advocacy activities, resources to learn about the issues, and training to build your skills through podcasts and webinars. Our Grassroots Organizer also provides personal support and guidance as you prepare to meet with your representatives.

The best part about being a Volunteer Advocate is that you’ll have flexibility to advocate when it works for your schedule. You can develop a meaningful relationship with your member of Congress if you meet with them twice a year and connect with them a few times via email or phone.

Yes! World Vision advocates for kids with every member of Congress, no matter what party they belong to. Nearly 90% of Congress publicly claims faith in Christ. This means that even if you disagree with their political views, you can find common ground and encourage them to use their power for good.

You’re not alone! Every Volunteer Advocate feels a little scared when they start. Don’t worry - your member of Congress doesn’t expect you to be an expert. Plus, we’re here to support, encourage, and coach you every step of the way. You don’t need to have all the answers. Just share your heart and the stories that have moved you – God will go before you!

If you still don’t feel ready to join the Volunteer Advocate Community just yet, that’s OK! There are lots of other ways you can use your voice:

We’re here to help – you can always email advocate@worldvision.org to connect with us!

 

 

 

 

"At first, I put a lot of pressure on

myself to convince my representatives

to “do something.” But God totally changed

my heart and perspective…I could show up

to the meetings without an agenda to promote,

but instead with a genuine desire to reflect God’s

love and compassion.”

– Volunteer Advocate Anna Kostrivas, AZ

 

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