A Women-Led Home Build Ministry
Since 2010, Women's Build volunteers have traveled to the Rio Grande Valley to offer hope, build relationships, and share Jesus.
Women's Build, a ministry of WMU of Texas, is an annual women-led home build experience in partnership with Buckner International.
Each year, two teams of volunteers build a brand new home for a family participating in Buckner's Family Hope Center Program. If you're looking for an exciting opportunity to learn how to build a home while sharing the gospel, this is the event for you. No experience is necessary.
2023 Women's Build application period is closed. Volunteer applications for 2024 will be available on July 1.
Cost Per Person
$175 per person. All meals, lodging, and a participant t-shirt are included in the registration fee.
Scholarships are available. Contact WMU at (214) 828-5150 or wmutx[at]texasbaptists.org for more information.
Lodging & Travel
Volunteers will be staying at the Valley Baptist Retreat & Conference Center (1600 US-83 BUS, Mission, TX 78572).
The nearest airport to Mission is McAllen (MFE) Airport which is 5.9 miles away. Other nearby airports include
After breakfast at the lodging facility, each team will arrive at the job site by 7:30 am for a devotional and safety briefing with the building supervisor. The team will work until 5:30 pm, taking breaks as needed. Lunch will be provided onsite for the volunteers.
Please note the Women's Build Project will require physical labor in summer weather conditions. We ask that all volunteers have the physical strength and endurance required to work on a construction site.
Activities may include standing on your feet for long periods of time, lifting heavy items, climbing ladders, and more. Contact us at (214) 828-5150 or wmutx[at]texasbaptists.org with any questions.
Each participant must be covered by personal health or accident insurance. For short-term insurance options visit HERE.
Note: The linked short-term insurance options does not constitute an endorsement by WMU of Texas.
Some tools will be provided, but if you are traveling by car, we recommend bringing your own personal tools. If you're traveling by plane, WMU will provide the basic tools for you.
How old do you need to be to volunteer?
All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Is previous experience needed?
No experience is required. A building supervisor and experienced Women's Build volunteers will be on-site to guide you.
What if I'm not comfortable using power tools?
There will be other tasks for you to do. Safety is our number one priority. Please do not do something you're not comfortable doing.
What should I wear?
Are meals provided?
We will provide water, snacks, and lunch on-site each day. Breakfast and dinner will be provided at the lodging location.
Will there be bathroom facilities?
We will have a portable toilet and handwashing station on site.
Please continue to keep the Women's Build project, our volunteers, the home recipients, and the local community in your prayers.
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