World Concern works in a variety of places, but we excel at providing relief in areas not serviced by other agencies. In many of the countries where we work, the people who live there face significant political or religious restrictions. In all cases, we seek out the poorest and most vulnerable.
Our staff includes nearly 1,000 people, assisted by countless volunteers. 95% of World Concern employees are citizens of the countries where we work. By employing locals, it provides financial value so that your donation can help more people. The background of our employees also allows us to better understand and overcome challenges we face on a daily basis. Additionally, by recruiting citizens from the countries where we work, we employ some of the people we may otherwise provide with aid.
Our staff members are experts in community development, leading families and communities out of poverty. Our donors are people who believe that God changes hearts as well as circumstances. Our volunteers are filled with Christ's love for the needy. Together, we’re teaching the destitute to hope—some for the first time. And together, we’ll stay with them until that hope becomes reality and they step out of poverty.
It’s all of us working together—you, our staff, volunteers and the poor who we serve—believing that God transforms the most desperate circumstances into new life and joy.
World Concern partners to transform the lives of poor and marginalized people through disaster response and sustainable community development. The love of Christ compels us to pursue reconciliation and equip those we serve, so that they may in turn share with others.
Our leadership team and board have led World Concern through a period of significant growth. Now World Concern stands as a leader in sending knowledgeable people into remote places, all to provide for those who may have otherwise been forgotten.
World Concern's leaders have collectively spent decades overseas, implementing life-saving projects. Many of our board members have had great success leading large companies and organizations, while still remembering their duty for service.