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Oregon/SW Washington


How can I get involved?

Whether you have an hour a month or an hour a day, we would love your help!

If you're new to Women of Vision and World Vision, we suggest you begin by attending as many events as you can fit into your schedule. Come to speaker events and book groups. Serve with us in the community. Think about joining a team: sponsorship, events, development, communications, hospitality, partnership. Schedule a meeting with us to discuss how your gifts and talents can best be applied. We know there is a place with us for you to serve!

Here's an outline of different ways to come onboard:


Check the calendar on this website and in the monthly e-update for:

  • Upcoming events -- check the calendar often
  • Summer book groups. Contact: Kathy Chan
  • Be an Advocate

  • Watch emails and newsletters for information to keep you current
  • Respond when prompted to call your Senators and Representatives
  • Contact: Nancy Johns
  • Prayer & Spiritual Life

  • Annual Spiritual Retreat, usually in Sept. -- plan to join us
  • Pray for our projects and our chapter
  • Send us personal prayer requests and we will pray for you behind the scenes
  • Contact: Susan Graham
  • Serve

  • Opportunities to serve locally at organizations working to help children and families in need -- watch your email. Contacts: Linda Hallberg
  • Join a leadership committee -- if your gifts or interests lead you to want to get involved on an ongoing basis, we would love to talk with you. Please contact our Partnership Co-Chair: Paula Westfall
  • Go on a Vision Trip overseas - you must be a partner and have completed the orientation. Contact: Nancy Johns
  • Give

  • Donate to the World Vision projects our chapter supports
  • Attend the Share the Light Spring Benefit Event
  • Sponsor a child through our website
  • Throw a "Sponsorship Baby Shower" to offer sponsorship to your friends
  • Offer sponsorship at your church
  • Go to the PARTNER! tab and sign up to be a partner today!

    Who can I call with a question about child sponsorship?

    Women of Vision Help Desk -- 877-968-4968

    A very good resource for information about your sponsored child is the Women of Vision Help Desk. Don't hesitate to call them!

    Have you ever thought of making a special extra one-time gift to your sponsored child and his/her family? The Help Desk can help with that also.

    Another good resource is our local Sponsorship team chaired by Ann Zelenka. She would be happy to talk with you.

    What are World Vision's core values?

    Links to Core Values, Vision & Mission Statements, and Statement of Faith

    Click on these links to see the core beliefs of World Vision:

    Core Values, Vision, and Mission Statements

    Statement of Faith

    May I take a look at World Vision's Annual Report?

    Yes, of course! See link below.

    View the latest Annual Report and check out the archived reports.

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