LDS Charities Volunteer Opportunities

LDS Charities Volunteer Opportunities

LDS Charities volunteer teaching children

Thank you for your interest in providing volunteer humanitarian service. In general, we ask people to help their own communities by finding and filling local needs. However, we do need healthcare professionals and other volunteers with certain skills from time to time, to make our programs succeed. 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

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. We carefully review the credentials and qualifications of each volunteer and may turn away those who do not match our criteria.

To request admission to our database, please send an email to HumanitarianProject@ldschurch.org with your name, resume and qualifications. If you meet the requirements, you will be sent an email 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 Volunteer Portal at any time to update your profile. If you do not have an account, you can create one at LDSAccount.lds.org.

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 healthcare professional with extensive experience in maternal and newborn care (whether in the delivery room, newborn nursery, or newborn intensive care setting).

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

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

What you will need for your online application:

  • CV or resume
  • Healthcare practitioner license
  • Diploma
  • Certifications
  • Color copy of current passport
  • Current passport-size photo

Vision Projects

Requirements:

Experience as a medical professional (ophthalmologist or optometrist preferred)

Ability to travel 7–10 days internationally (no guests allowed)

Personal medical insurance

What you will need for your online application:

  • CV or resume
  • Healthcare practitioner license
  • Diploma
  • Certifications
  • Color copy of passport
  • Current passport-size photo

Disaster Relief and Navy Hospital Ship

The Navy will not be sending a volunteer-staffed ship in 2017, but you can still sign up to be in our database for future updates.

To serve aboard USNS Comfort or USNS Mercy or to aid in disaster relief, please contact humanitarianproject@ldschurch.org for more information. You can also find out about the Navy Hospital Ship project as HospitalShip.lds.org.

What you will need for your online application:

  • CV or resume
  • Medical license (if applicable)
  • Government-issued identification
  • Diploma
  • Certifications
  • Color copy of passport
  • Current passport-size photo

If you are interested in volunteering on a Navy ship, other documents will be required once you have applied.

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) cource (strongly recommended): Available online and offers four hours of continuing education credits.
  3. The Basic and Advanced (BDLS and ADLS) courses:Often taught in Salt Lake City through Utah Public Health.
  4. Participation in community disaster preparedness organizations, such as a local medical reserve corps, which are typically organized under the local health department.

These types of training will ensure that you are already credentialed to serve in a federal disaster response. For more information on registering as a medical volunteer for the Department of Health and Human Services and to find out how to register in your state, go to the the Public Health Emergency website.


Water Projects

Thank you for your interest in serving with water projects. We are not currently accepting applications for these projects at this time.


Wheelchair Projects

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 resume
  • Pertinent licenses or certifications
  • Diploma
  • Color copy of passport
  • Current passport-size photo

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

Rules and Regulations

For general inquiries, email: humanitarianproject@ldschurch.org