World Relief

General

Classification: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Missions-Sending
Legal Name: World Relief
Established: 1944

Organizational Principles

Purpose & Mission Statement:

Empowering the local Church to serve the most vulnerable.

Denomination(s): Interdenominational
Member Organization(s): ACCORD Network
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)
MissioNexus
Open to New Locations: Yes
Service Locations: Local (City/State)
National (United States)
International
Active Cities:
Atlanta, GA
Baltimore, MD
Chicago, IL
Columbus, OH
Fort Worth, TX
Jacksonville, FL
Memphis, TN
Miami, FL
Minneapolis, MN
Nashville, TN
Seattle, WA
Atlanta, GA
Baltimore, MD
Chicago, IL
Columbus, OH
Fort Worth, TX
Jacksonville, FL
Memphis, TN
Miami, FL
Minneapolis, MN
Nashville, TN
Seattle, WA
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Active Regions: N/A
Active States:
California
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Maryland
Minnesota
North Carolina
Ohio
Tennessee
Texas
Washington
Wisconsin
California
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Maryland
Minnesota
North Carolina
Ohio
Tennessee
Texas
Washington
Wisconsin
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Active Countries:
Burundi
Cambodia
Congo
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Kenya
Kosovo
Liberia
Malawi
Mozambique
Nicaragua
Rwanda
Sudan
United Kingdom
Zambia
Burundi
Cambodia
Congo
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Kenya
Kosovo
Liberia
Malawi
Mozambique
Nicaragua
Rwanda
Sudan
United Kingdom
Zambia
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Doctrinal Statement:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through his shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Core Values:

The Example of Jesus as we serve those who are suffering from poverty and injustice, regardless of color, belief, or gender, as part of God's plan to redeem, reconcile, and restore the world. We seek to follow Jesus by living holy, humble, and honest lives individually and corporately.

The Local Church as a primary agent of bringing peace, justice, and love to a broken world. The integrated "word" and "deed" dimensions of God's mandate, as evidenced through the church's integral, or transformational, mission are necessary to bringing reconciliation and restoration to God, others, and the environment.

People whether staff, volunteers, clients, beneficiaries, donors, and partners, as important actors in bringing peace, love, and justice. We recognize and affirm World Relief as a multicultural organization and seek to understand and respect the multiplicity of cultures among us. As we seek change in the world, we recognize that we, too, are changed, by those we serve.

Excellence/Continuous Improvement in all our program initiatives and support services, following best practices and standards in a manner that is sustainable to the community from a spiritual, social, and economic perspective. We also seek to apply our human and financial resources in such ways that maximize impact and sustain benefits to the greatest number of people.

Empowerment by prioritizing the leadership and participation of those we serve, whether people, churches, or local institutions, as critical to creating and sustaining change. We seek to catalyze a movement of worldwide volunteers to multiply impact, and we value capacity-building as a means towards that end.

Partnership by seeking, facilitating, and promoting collaboration among all stakeholders, including local governments, the worldwide church, mission agencies, other NGO's, and the business community, recognizing partnership as essential to serving the most vulnerable. We believe each expression of the worldwide Church has a unique and interdependent role in bringing peace and justice to the world.

Prayer as the priority and foundation to accomplishing our mission.

Missions-Sending

Ministries Offered Administration
Education
Language Lessons
Medical
Missionary Durations: 4 to 11 Months
1 to 2 Years
Individuals: Yes
Divorced: Yes
Married Couples: Yes
Families: No
Groups: No
Educational Requirements: Yes
Preferred Education Level: High School Diploma
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Does the organization provide funding? No
Does the organization provide benefits? Yes

Organization Provided Benefits:

Varies by location. The Ambassador Program is an in-house fundraising program that allows international interns and volunteers to raise tax-deductible financial support through World Relief. Individuals participating in the Ambassador Program are still responsible for raising the funds to support their position. The best candidates for the Ambassador Program are international interns and volunteers who expect to receive regular funding from their churches, friends, or universities to help pay for expenses.

Trip Costs Details:

All internships and volunteer opportunities at World Relief are unpaid and self-supported. The cost of each international assignment is developed on a case-by-case basis, depending on where you will be serving, the length of service, the current exchange rate etc. World Relief will work with you to draft a budget prior to your departure.

Does the organization require training? No
Does the organization provide training? Yes

Training Provided by Organization:

Varies by position.

Long-Term Missionary Accountability Practices:

Varies by location and position.

Application Process:

Candidate applies at www.worldrelief.org/volunteer. Application is reviewed and shared with Hiring Manger in accordance with the deadlines. Hiring Manger interviews candidate. Candidate is sent an offer letter. Once accepting the offer, candidate begins fundraising and receives in-person or Skype orientation. Once accepted, candidates typically depart for the field within 3 months.

Volunteers

Looking For Volunteers: Yes
Volunteer Services: Administrators
Advocacy
Graphic Design
Students
Teachers
Translation
Writing
Volunteer Positions: On-site Volunteer (Full Time)
On-site Volunteer (Part Time)
Remote Volunteer (As Available)
Travel Volunteer (Full Time)
Travel Volunteer (Part Time)
Willing to accept volunteers outside of the specified denomination: Yes

Types of Volunteer(s) that we are Seeking:

World Relief is regularly seeking both domestic and international volunteers for a variety of positions. A complete list of opportunities can be found at www.worldrelief.org/volunteer.

Costs associated with volunteering? Yes
Training Provided? Yes

Required Costs:

All internships and volunteer opportunities at World Relief are unpaid and self-supported. The cost of each international assignment is developed on a case-by-case basis, depending on where you will be serving, the length of service, the current exchange rate etc. World Relief will work with you to draft a budget prior to your departure.

Training Process:

Varies by location and position.