Lutheran World Relief offers career opportunities for caring, energetic individuals who wish to make a difference in our world. Opportunities are available at a variety of locations with competitive wages and a generous benefits package that (depending on employment status) may include health, dental and life insurance, paid time off and retirement savings programs.
By clicking on the link below, you will be redirected to a special employment portal where all active openings are listed, and where you can apply to positions immediately.
Lutheran World Relief is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of religion, gender, age, disability, national origin, race or veteran status. In all of Lutheran World Relief’s service, both within organization and in the fulfillment of the organization’s mission in the world, the employees of the Lutheran World Relief shall carry out the duties to which they are assigned in faithfulness to the mission of Lutheran World Relief.
Volunteer and Other Service Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities with LWR
Thanks to faithful efforts of over 2500 local parish groups, LWR provides people in need with tons of quilts, clothing, soap, layettes, and school, health and sewing kits. Learn more about these and other ways U.S. efforts support LWR by exploring the “Get Involved” section of LWR’s website. You may also request the brochure “Quilt & Kits Ministry Guide” by calling 800.597.5972.
Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Since 2003, Lutheran Volunteers have been placed with Lutheran World Relief. Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) interns spend a year living in intentional community, serving at a social justice non-profit, and practicing simple & sustainable living, while exploring spirituality. Learn more»
Volunteer Opportunities Abroad
Lutheran World Relief employs a very limited number of U.S. workers overseas. LWR supports grassroots organizations staffed with local leaders who know their communities’ needs and strengths. However, two of the church bodies that support LWR, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), have employment and/or volunteer programs abroad. You may find more about service opportunities with the church bodies by visiting the websites of the ELCA Global Mission or the LCMS World Mission.