How we advocate
Advocacy is an essential element of World Vision’s work, along with long-term community development and emergency response. As we work alongside communities to provide safety, health, and opportunity for every child, our advocacy challenges the policies, systems, structures, practices and attitudes that make it difficult for vulnerable children and their families to experience “life in all its fullness” (John 10:10). By addressing the systemic contributors and causes of poverty, World Vision’s advocacy work ensures that community transformation is sustainable and scalable.
World Vision advocates at the local, national, regional and global levels, informed by our experience working with communities. In the U.S. context, World Vision approaches the government as our partner, developing strategic relationships with key elected officials and mobilizing donors and advocates to steward their influence to impact U.S. foreign policy on behalf of children living in poverty.
How we’re different
We are motivated by our faith. World Vision bases its advocacy work on the same values that shape our humanitarian work: our Christian faith and our commitment to the poor. We are called to aid people in great need — to relieve their suffering and to create sustainable solutions to the poverty that prevents children from experiencing life in all its fullness.
- Proverbs 14:31
- Isaiah 61:1, 3-4
- Romans 13:4
- Psalm 72:1-4,12-14
Online Advocate Network
Join our online community of ordinary people who desire to follow God’s call to seek justice. We stand up and speak up for the poor, the afflicted, the oppressed, and the marginalized. By signing up for the network, you will receive regular email updates that will help us advocate for others together.
Volunteer Advocate Community
In addition to your online activism, you can make an even more powerful impact for kids around the world by joining our on-the-ground Volunteer Advocate Community. As a World Vision Volunteer Advocate, you’ll join an active, supportive community of Christ-followers who influence members of Congress relationally, in partnership with World Vision staff. You don’t need prior experience – we’ll provide all the training you need.
Phone Action Team
Your voice can move mountains! We’re looking for courageous advocates who aren’t afraid to pick up the phone to encourage their member of Congress to make positive and bipartisan policy changes that allow all children to live the full lives God intended. Sign up and you'll get one or two text messages each month about advocating by phone about a pressing issue that affects children’s safety, health, or opportunities.
Text ACTION to 313131 to join!
We’ve had the privilege of making history. Over the last two decades, World Vision has helped bring about historic change by playing a key role in the formation of policies that affect millions of lives around the world. Learn about the impact we’ve made as we followed God’s call to speak up on behalf of those living in extreme poverty.