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How old do I have to be to go on a mission trip?

We prefer for participants to be 10 years old and above.

How much does it cost to go on a mission trip?

The cost of a mission trip varies from country to country and depends on the time of the year. Most trips to Latin America and the Caribbean cost anywhere from $1300 to $2500, including round-trip airfare. For trips to Africa, the cost is generally between $3000 and $3500, which also includes airfare.

Besides the cost of the trip, what other expenses should I plan for?

The cost of the trip is all-inclusive. Airfare, ground transportation in the country, lodging and meals are included. Any additional personal spending money can be used for shopping and other miscellaneous items.

How do I sign up to participate on a mission trip?

To apply for a mission trip, please visit the trip application page.

What will I be doing on my mission trip?

We work with children on all of our scheduled missions trips. The specific projects vary from site to site. For example, there are opportunities to do Vacation Bible School, interact with children, and work on projects where we help improve the facilities of a school or church center.

Will I have to get shots in order to travel overseas?

The only destination that currently requires shots is Uganda in Africa. The other locations recommend some shots, but they are not required.

What are the physical demands involved in a mission trip?

The physical demand interacting with them. Some trips include doing manual labor to help improve children’s facilities. Each person should also be able to lift and carry their own luggage while on a mission trip.

How dangerous are the countries that One More Child travels to?

Whether you are traveling in the U.S. or abroad, it is wise to exercise proper caution and discretion, especially if you are by yourself. However, we always make sure that the conditions are safe for our teams in all of our mission locations. The U.S. State Department website can provide you up-to-date information regarding any security or travel advisories associated with a particular country. We won’t typically travel to a country that is listed as a “Level 4” threat on the State Department advisory list.

Do I need special skills in order to participate on a mission trip?

You only need a heart for children and service! On each trip there are projects that are completed based on the skill level of the team. You do not need to have any special skills in order to be a part of a mission team.

What should I wear on the mission trip?

This will vary from country to country, but for each trip we provide a suggested list of things to bring and what to wear.

What should I bring with me on my trip?

A suggested packing list will be provided for each trip, and you will receive this information as part of the registration process.

How many people participate on a mission trip?

We typically have teams of 10-20 people for each mission trip.

What happens if I get sick or hurt during the mission trip?

On each trip you will have a designated One More Child staff member as your guide and liaison for all ministry activities. In the event of illness or medical emergency, we have designated physicians and clinics identified for each ministry site.
The cost of your trip includes secondary insurance that covers emergency medical healthcare. If there were a serious illness or accident, staff would be available to immediately transport you to a safe hospital or clinic for quality healthcare. Most of the minor discomforts and illnesses that occur during international travel can be taken care of with over-the-counter medicines.