Accessible, clean, and healthy water is a fundamental human right. Yet, according to Unicef, about one in four people globally did not have access to safe drinking water in 2020, causing inconceivable suffering.
Healing Waters is on a mission to end the global water crisis. Our ministry develops holistic clean water solutions while sharing God’s love in at-risk communities around the world. We empower people not just to survive but to thrive – physically, socially, and spiritually.
But we can’t do it alone. Clean water volunteers are vital to the mission at Healing Waters.
Have you ever stopped to think about what it would be like to wake up each day and not have safe water to use? It’s virtually unfathomable for those of us in first-world countries. But, unfortunately, that’s the reality for 1.8 billion people around the globe. Here are a few other facts that inspire us in the work of ending the global water crisis:
- According to the World Health Organization (WHO), despite handwashing being one of the most effective ways to prevent spreading infectious diseases like COVID-19, three billion people lack access to a handwashing facility with soap and water.
- Unicef reports that 297,000 children under the age of 5 die from diarrhea linked to inadequate water, sanitation, and hygiene each year. That’s about one child every 90 seconds.
- Women and children in developing countries are saddled with the chore of collecting water and walking an average distance of 3.75 miles — with a 45-pound jug of water on their heads.
Clean Water Volunteer and Advocacy Opportunities for You
If those facts are disturbing, and you decide that you care about helping others access clean water, you might not know where to start making a difference. Here are six ideas to consider:
Prayer is powerful. And clean water organizations like Healing Waters deeply value your heart to pray that our mission is fulfilled and how you can participate with us.
- Join The Her Initiative
Do you have a heart for women? Consider being a clean water volunteer by partnering with The Her Initiative, which provides access to clean water in addition to a health & hygiene curriculum to women in developing countries.
Women are the greatest influencers of their households and communities; they are leaders. Therefore, it’s critical to empower them with education about health and hygiene so they can impact their families and communities.
We begin by showing them how valuable they are to God, so they understand that they deserve to be protected and cared for. Then, we teach them how water is contaminated, how germs cause disease, and how good hygiene habits prevent the spread of germs.
When you join The Her Initiative by giving $25 a month for a year, you will provide 25 women and children with access to safe, clean water and vital health & hygiene education. This is how one woman here can transform the lives of 25 women there.
- Sweat for a Cause
Fit For Her events are popping up all over the country and are another way women here can transform the lives of women worldwide.
Fit For Her is part of The Her Initiative and provides a creative way for women to help end the global water crisis. If you’re an active woman or would like to get active, this could be a good clean water volunteer opportunity for you.
A Fit For Her event brings women together to power up their bodies through exercise while also empowering their minds and hearts to help others. After an exhilarating workout, you will be served healthy treats and have time for fellowship with friends. Afterward, you’ll get to do some exclusive shopping at the Boutique Marketplace, which features your local businesses.
This fun trio of fitness, food, and fellowship helps change your life and the lives of women around the world.
So get your friends together and sweat for a cause!
- Start or Support a Running Campaign
Do you love to bring people together to support a cause you believe in? If so, consider bringing your family, friends, and community together by organizing a running campaign to help end the global water crisis. A running campaign could be a 5K, a walk, or a combination of both.
Another idea is to join an existing running campaign or invite your family and friends to participate on their own. This allows you to support the organization without the work of event planning. Independent participation would also be suitable for those who aren’t ready to join in with larger groups of people.
- Join The Saturate Community
Another way to be a clean water volunteer is to join The Saturate Community and give financially.
- For $25 per month, you’ll bring safe water and health & hygiene education to 10 people in a year!
- For $50 per month, you’ll bring safe water and health & hygiene education to 5 families in a year!
- For $100 per month, you’ll bring safe water and health & hygiene education to a classroom of kids in a year!
- For $250 per month, you’ll bring safe water and health & hygiene education to 100 people in a year!
- Share On Social Media
The past year has shown us that social media is a powerful platform for raising awareness about social issues. But, unfortunately, many people aren’t aware of the dire conditions that others live in when they don’t have access to clean water.
You can share statistics and data about the water crisis, but note that personal stories are the most powerful and likely to move others to action. People will be more impacted by the story of one child’s day without clean water than hearing about the billions who drink dirty water. So when you read a powerful story, share it.
Or, if you are planning or participating in an event, share it.
Become a Clean Water Volunteer and Advocate
Healing Waters exists to end the global water crisis because we care about people and justice. We’re grateful for people like you who capture the vision and partner with us. We invite you to contact us today and see how you can get involved.
We’re on a mission to end the global water crisis. We build holistic clean water solutions and spread God’s love in at-risk communities around the world, empowering people not just to survive, but to thrive – physically, socially and spiritually.