Buckner Summer Volunteers are individuals who have completed their first year of college and who have a heart for Christian ministry to orphan children and vulnerable families. They are committed to being servants for the summer to orphans and at-risk children, caregivers, in-country staff, and short-term mission groups.
The key to a successful volunteership is flexibility and cultural sensitivity.
Each Volunteer team includes one participant that acts as the trip leader. Trip leaders are usually a go through a training on finances and Buckner’s policies and procedures. They are responsible for the money, accounting, paying bills, etc. for the volunteer team during their month of service. Because of these additional responsibilities, Buckner provides a $350 deduction for those selected as trip leaders.
Buckner Missions will communicate expectations and trip details during the months prior to the volunteer terms through orientation phone calls and constant communication and access to Buckner staff. We will also provide an orientation meeting in Dallas prior to flying to your destination country. Once the volunteer team has arrived in country, they will have an orientation with Buckner’s NGO (non governmental organization) staff.
The trip cost consists of a Land Cost plus Airfare cost. Buckner handles all the details of your overseas travel.
Land costs include: all lodging, meals, cultural events, translators, in-country transportation, travel insurance, visas, bottled water for drinking and brushing teeth, and all orientation expenses (in Dallas prior to overseas departure).
Domestic and International Airfare is arranged by Buckner for each volunteer based on their hometown departure city to Dallas, TX for orientation and then on to the destination country. Costs for airfare are confirmed at the time tickets are purchased.
Most volunteers raise support and have found this to be another blessing of their time of service as they experience God’s provision through the Body of Christ. Helpful tips and information on raising support will be given after the selection of volunteers is announced.
Step 1: Download and submit (right-click on link and 'save link as') Buckner Summer Volunteer Application
Step 2: You will receive a follow up email scheduling an interview
Step 3: After all of the information is received you will receive an email noting Buckner’s decision and placement. You will have 5 business days to make a decision.
Step 4: Upon acceptance you will secure your “yes” with a $350 non-refundable deposit