VOLUNTEERING IN THEUSA
If you are interested in volunteering for a project in the USA, please read these policies carefully.
Contact Kingdom Workers for more information.
Q: When should I book my flight?
A: Contact Kingdom Workers to determine the best plan for transportation.
Plane Tickets: If KW books the flight, volunteers can choose to pay KW directly, or have the amount added to their fundraising goal. If volunteers reserve their own plane ticket, they will forfeit the option of fundraising for that cost. No reimbursement can be given.
Q: How much is the program fee?
A: All short-term volunteers serving in North America are asked to pay a $50 non-refundable program fee.
Q: Why is there a program fee?
A: As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, there are real costs associated with running mission programs and providing volunteer support and management. Program fees paid by a volunteer help cover some of the costs associated with developing opportunities to serve and mobilizing volunteers around the globe. Without covering these costs, Kingdom Workers would not be able to continue the mission programs that are sharing the Gospel and serving needs. (Program fees are non-refundable.)
Q: When do I pay the program fee?
A: A payment deadline will be provided based on the date of your initial application. Payment is required to secure your spot on a Kingdom Workers project. The easiest way is through our Program Fee Payments page. You can also submit the payment by check to the Kingdom Workers office.
If Kingdom Workers does not receive the program fee by the given deadline and no prior arrangements have been made with the Kingdom Workers office, the volunteer’s spot on that team will be forfeited. The program fee is non-refundable, but volunteers may choose to apply the program fee to a different mission trip served later that year in North America.
Q: How can I fundraise?
A: Kingdom Workers will help you set up an online gifting site and will provide fundraising tools and tips. Templates will be provided to help you fundraise through email, social media, presentations, and text message. This provides a simple way for family, friends, and your church to make donations online that will help cover your expenses.
Peer2Peer Fundraising is a great way to spread awareness about the Kingdom Workers project to your friends, family, and community. Many volunteers have raised the majority of their project expenses this way!
Q: What expenses are included in the total fundraising goal?
A: FUNDRAISING: Volunteers desiring to serve have the opportunity to fundraise for their Program Fee ($50), a Daily Living per diem ($20/day per person), and plane tickets booked by KW* to help offset some of the expenses. (No reimbursements can be given for fuel, mileage, or car rentals.)
PROGRAM FEE: There is a $50 non-refundable fee to participate in this program.
- *FLIGHT: If Kingdom Workers books the flight, volunteers can choose to pay KW directly, or have the amount added to their fundraising goal. If volunteers reserve their own plane ticket, they will forfeit the option of fundraising for that cost. No reimbursement can be given.
CONTACT KINGDOM WORKERS FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FUNDRAISING.
Q: What are some other expenses?
A: FOOD: On the Apache reservations, volunteers will be asked to make many of their own meals but are invited to join a community meal on Friday night(s). Meals may occasionally be coordinated by the church or project manager.
At other USA locations, meals may be provided by host families or would be the responsibility of the volunteer.
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION: This varies. Some congregations may provide transportation. Others might require volunteers to bring a car.
HOUSING: Generally provided by the congregation.
*All contributions made to Kingdom Workers are tax-deductible and non-refundable.