About the Campaign
DWC volunteer teams make a difference. Not just on the people or community benefiting from the project they work on, but also on the participants themselves.
Volunteers return home with their eyes and hearts opened and their world perspectives changed. They return with long-lasting memories and friendships based on sharing experiences that are deeply personal and touching.
DWC has long-term partnerships where volunteer teams work so we know they are reliable and that projects are followed through to completion. Those partners also guide what projects are tackled based on community need and priorities.
All projects must be sustainable, community-led, allow for volunteer service and alleviate poverty or promote human rights and empowerment.
The first country where DWC volunteers ever got their hands dirty was Sri Lanka. The devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami sparked the organization into action. Since then, DWC has worked in the Tangalle region of Sri Lanka to help rebuild homes and lives. Volunteers have built over 30 new homes, a community centre, prayer building, playground and a shop.