Women's Build Project

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.

2024 Women's Build Project:

  • Location: Mission, Texas
  • Team One: October 20-25, 2024
  • Team Two: October 24-29, 2024
  • Cost: $175 per person (includes room & board)

Volunteer applications for 2024 will be available on July 1.

Volunteer Information

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

  • Reynosa (REX) (15.4 miles)
  • Harlingen (HRL) (41.4 miles)
  • Monterrey (MTY) (115.7 miles)
  • Corpus Christi (CRP) (119.7 miles).

Daily Schedule

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.


  • Team One
    • Arrival: Sunday, October 20 by 7:30 pm.
    • Departure: Friday Evening, October 25.
  • Team Two
    • Arrival: Thursday, October 24 by 7:30 pm.
    • Departure: Tuesday Evening, October 29.

Insurance Requirement

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.

Basic Tools

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.

  • Hammer
  • Work Gloves
  • Tape Measure
  • Speed Square
  • Tool Belt or Carpenter's Apron
  • Box Cutter or Carpenter's Knife

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

  • Dress moderately in layers appropriate for the weather.
  • Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.
  • Sturdy closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Long-sleeved clothing is recommended for team one volunteers.

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.

Women's Build Stories

Written Stories

> New Home Provides Hope & Safety

> Celebrating 10 Years of Ministry in Rio Grande Valley

> WMU of Texas Impact Reports

Video Stories

> Video Diary: Santiago Family Home Build

> What is the Women's Build Project?

Photo Slideshow

> 2023 Women's Build Project (coming soon)

> 2022 Women's Build Project

> 2021 Women's Build Project (coming soon)

Prayer Requests

Please continue to keep the Women's Build project, our volunteers, the home recipients, and the local community in your prayers.

  • Pray the Holy Spirit will be at work in each person on the home build project.
  • Ask God to draw the family receiving the home into a personal relationship with His Son.
  • Pray for protection from accidents and wisdom for each team member to know what she feels comfortable doing.
  • Pray for the team members as they share the gospel with community members. Pray the community is open to receiving God's word.

Devotional Prayer Guide
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