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 meeting in-person or virtually with your members of Congress and their staff.
As a World Vision Advocate, you'll...
- Meet in-person and virtually with your members of Congress and their staff at least twice a year - we'll coach you through the process!
- Advocate for funding and legislation that creates positive, sustainable change for children and communities around the world. We advocate for issues like the Hunger as a Weapon Resolution, Keeping Girls in School, Ending Early Childhood Marriage, and for the importance of Foreign Assistance in the international affairs budget.
- Develop your advocacy skills through unique training opportunities and exclusive resources
- Plan on investing 2-3 hours per quarter to learn about the legislation we will advocate for and taking action. The majority of our engagement, both learning and meeting with Members, happens in a virtual setting.
Will you join us?
"I thought my voice was too small to be heard. I was wrong."
– Advocate Stan Smith, ME
"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!”
– Advocate Lucy Besch, MO
"I feel God's hand in the process and realize he just needs me to show up and be willing."
– Advocate Cheryl Ryan, PA
Frequently Asked Questions
World Vision Advocates have helped pass nearly one new law each year—laws that empower kids and ensure they experience the full life God intends for them. Change doesn’t happen overnight, but we’ve seen God move in beautiful ways when we connect with our lawmakers on a personal level. 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!
World Vision Advocates receive monthly emails with advocacy activities, resources to learn more about the issues, legislative updates, and unique training opportunities to build advocacy skills. Our Grassroots Organizers also provide personal support and guidance as you prepare to meet with your members of Congress and their staff—walking you through the process each step of the way.
The best part about being a World Vision Advocate is that you’ll have flexibility to advocate when it works best for your schedule. You can develop a meaningful relationship with your member of Congress if you meet with their office twice a year, as well as connect with them through timely updates or relational touches throughout the year. Don't worry, we'll guide you on how to do this!
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! Most Advocates feel a little nervous 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 have more questions or want to talk to someone about it, you can always email firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with us.