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Give Back

We depend on you to help provide funding and volunteer work for the LDS Charities local and international efforts to serve people of all nationalities and religions. We thank you for your generous help and your desire to contribute to the humanitarian cause.

Volunteer Your Expertise


We invite you

to become part of our database of professional volunteers. Once your volunteer profile is complete, you will be considered for a volunteer opportunity.

Potential Volunteer opportunities


We carefully review each volunteer’s credentials and qualifications and may turn away those who do not match our criteria. Due to the high volume of volunteers, we are not able to accept most applicants regardless of qualifications.   

Please only contact us for admission to our database if you meet the volunteer requirements. Volunteers must be willing to comply with LDS Church employment standards of conduct and worthiness and must have relevant experience or training. 

To request admission to our database, please send an email to HumanitarianProject@ldschurch.org with your name, résumé, and qualifications. If you meet the requirements, you will receive an email asking you to complete an online application.

Current volunteers can now complete and maintain their own profiles and keep records current online. If you have an LDS Account, you may sign in to the Humanitarian Services Volunteers Portal at any time to update your profile. If you do not have an account, you can create one at LDSAccount.lds.org.

Click on the project below that best matches your area of expertise.
Maternal and Newborn Care
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Maternal and Newborn Care

Requirements:

Experience as a medical professional (physician, registered nurse, respiratory therapist, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, advanced practice registered nurse, certified nurse midwife, or other health-care professional with extensive experience in maternal and newborn care, whether in the delivery room, newborn nursery, or newborn intensive care setting)

Ability to travel 7 to 10 days internationally (no family members or guests allowed)

Preferred certification or experience in one or more of the following:

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) provider certification
  • NRP instructor certification
  • Helping Babies Breathe certification
  • Helping Mothers Survive certification
  • Essential Care for Every Baby certification
  • Labor and Delivery (L&D) certification
  • Recent birthing room experience

What you will need for your online application:

 

  • CV or résumé
  • Health-care practitioner license
  •  Diploma
  • Certifications
  • Color copy of current passport
  • Current passport-size photo
  • Agree to LDS Charities Rules and Regulations

Thank you for working to complete a volunteer profile. We appreciate your willingness to use your talents in the service of those in need.

For general inquiries, email humanitarianproject@ldschurch.org.

Vision Care
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Vision Care

Requirements

Experience as a medical professional (ophthalmologist or optometrist preferred) and ability to travel 7 to 10 days internationally (no family members or guests allowed). Must have personal medical insurance.

What you will need for your online application:

  • CV or résumé
  • Healthcare practitioner license
  • Diploma
  • Certifications
  • Color copy of passport
  • Current passport-size photo
  • Agree to LDS Charities Rules and Regulations

Thank you for working to complete a volunteer profile. We appreciate your willingness to use your talents in the service of those in need.

For general inquiries, email humanitarianproject@ldschurch.org.

Emergency Response and Navy Hospital Ship
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Emergency Response and Navy Hospital Ship

Requirements:

When a disaster hits, volunteers are needed on a local level. These volunteers are typically assigned by local ecclesiastical leaders such as a bishop or stake president. Volunteer opportunities vary depending on the needs at the time. 

The Navy Hospital Ship will not be sending a volunteer-staffed ship in 2017, but you can still sign up to be in our database for future updates. You can find out about the Navy Hospital Ship project at HospitalShip.lds.org.

What you will need for your online application:

  • CV or résumé
  • Medical license (if applicable)
  • Government-issues identification
  • Diploma
  • Certifications
  • Color copy of passport
  • Current passport-size photo
  • Agree to LDS Charities rules and regulations

Optional training or experience:

  1. Training in disaster relief through the National Disaster Life Support Foundation (NDLSF). Medical experience preferred but not required.
  2. Core Disaster Life Support course (CDLS) strongly recommended. Available online and offers four hours of continuing education credits.
  3. The Basic and Advanced Disaster Life Support (BDLS and ADLS) courses, which are often taught in Salt Lake City through Utah Public Health.
  4. Participation in community disaster preparedness organizations, such as local medical reserve corps, which are typically organized under the local health department.

Thank you for working to complete a volunteer profile. We appreciate your willingness to use your talents in the service of those in need.

For general inquiries, email humanitarianproject@ldschurch.org.

Wheelchairs
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Wheelchairs

Requirements

Volunteers for the wheelchair program fulfill international training assignments to developing countries for 10 days or longer. Those with experience in wheelchair mobility and a professional background as a medical doctor or physical or occupational therapist will train staff from local organizations in wheelchair seating and mobility, based on World Health Organization guidelines. Volunteers with background in repair and maintenance of manual wheelchairs, or similar items such as bicycles, could have the opportunity to train local technicians. This opportunity requires experience teaching those with different cultural and educational backgrounds. Volunteers who speak other languages, particularly French and Spanish, are needed.

What you will need for your online application:

  • CV or résumé
  • Pertinent licenses or certifications
  • Diploma
  • Color copy of passport
  • Current passport-size photo
  • Agree to LDS Charities Rules and Regulations

Thank you for working to complete a volunteer profile. We appreciate your willingness to use your talents in the service of those in need.

For general inquiries, email humanitarianproject@ldschurch.org.

Clean Water and Benson Food
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Clean Water and Benson Food

 

 

Thank you for your interest in serving with the Clean Water and Benson Food projects. We are not currently accepting applications for these projects at this time. We appreciate your willingness to use your talents in the service of those in need.

For general inquiries, email humanitarianproject@ldschurch.org.