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Mission Statement

Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, we work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions. Oxfam saves lives, develops long-term solutions to poverty, and campaigns for social change.

Our vision: A just world without poverty.

Our mission: To create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice.

The Oxfam Action Corps is an exciting grassroots effort to stand up to poverty, hunger, and injustice around the world--starting right in your community. The Action Corps is a group of trained grassroots advocates in 15 US cities who organize with other local volunteers in support of our GROW campaign for policies that will save lives, defend the rights of women and farmers, and protect communities worldwide from rising food prices and climate change.

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As a volunteer-led project of Oxfam America, we are:

Solution-oriented: calling for positive and practical steps

Action-takers: campaigning alongside Oxfam America

Bold: relentlessly hopeful in seeking global social justice

Inclusive: welcoming of diverse perspectives and backgrounds

Empowering: encouraging all to take on responsibilities and learn new skills

Sustainable: built to last through collaborative and rotating leadership

Powered by people: growing stronger as we gain skills and build relationships

Fun: because changing the world is the best party ever!


When you volunteer with the Oxfam Action Corps, you take actions like holding a house party or collecting signatures at a concert. You could lead a delegation to a lawmaker's local office, organize a petition drive, or plan an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet. Anyone is welcome to volunteer, regardless of age or experience level--all you need is a willingness to make a difference. Volunteers receive continuing support from Oxfam, including campaign materials, strategy tips, and advice on community organizing. Each city has two trained volunteer corps organizers who welcome and orient volunteers throughout the year.

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