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Help ship lifesaving supplies around the world

You can play a vital role in sending help to people in need worldwide. World Help receives more than 1 million pieces of donated clothing, medical equipment, packages of food, and other lifesaving aid each year. But these supplies must be counted, sorted, and packed in our distribution center in Forest, Virginia, before they can be shipped to the people waiting for them. That’s why volunteers like you are essential!

On average, every hour you volunteer helps ship $3,167 worth of aid and impacts 150 people!

As a volunteer, you’ll help with tasks such as:

  • Sorting and counting clothes and shoes by size and type
  • Preparing and testing medical equipment
  • Assembling hygiene and emergency kits
  • Packaging and labeling boxes of relief supplies
  • Loading and unloading trucks

Contact Kelley Duvall at for more information or to sign up to volunteer.

Read what other volunteers are saying:

“It’s a very worthwhile project, and it’s very much needed. There’s a lot involved, and many hands make light work.”

Linda Wheeler

Read more about Linda’s volunteering experience here.

“I appreciate being a small piece of the puzzle in making a difference.”

Amber Woodcock

Read more about Amber’s volunteering experience here.

“It’s something close to home that has a global impact … I would do it again in a heartbeat.”

Amy Gordon, 28:19 Ministries

Read more about Amy’s volunteering experience here.

Interested in bringing a group to volunteer?

Serving in the Humanitarian Aid Department is a great way to fellowship with others while making a lasting impact! Please contact for inquiries regarding groups.

Other Ways to Volunteer

Although most volunteers choose to work in our distribution center, other opportunities are available in World Help’s main office. Please email the contact person listed if you are interested in any of the positions below:

Child sponsorship biography writer

Volunteers in this position help write short biographies for the children in World Help’s child sponsorship program. These biographies help sponsors feel more connected to their children, which means they’re more likely to continue supporting them for years to come. In this way, biography writers play a vital role in helping children escape poverty.

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Contact Aly Schmidt at for more information or to volunteer.

Child sponsorship volunteer

Volunteers in this position help sort and process mail between sponsors and their sponsored children. Kids love receiving letters and cards from their sponsors, so this job helps bring boys and girls around the world a lot of joy! Volunteers may also help with writing thank you notes and reporting back to donors in other ways. Note: this is a seasonal position available November through January and again from March through May.

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Contact Emily Laing at for more information or to volunteer.

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