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Process Shoes

We need volunteers year-round at the Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid to help us process shoes as we receive them in our warehouse. If you are in the North Texas area, consider volunteering as an individual or schedule a group from your church, civic organization or business to volunteer.

NOTICE: If you are interested in volunteer opportunities available in 2014, please call 214-328-7463.

We also are seeking Volunteer Captains to assist regularly in the warehouse. If you are interested in working alongside Buckner staff for a minimum of 4 hours a month supervising volunteers and/or processing humanitarian aid, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 214-328-7463 or email sosvolunteers@buckner.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up to volunteer?

Signing up to volunteer is quick and easy. You may call us at 214-328-7463, email us at sosvolunteers@buckner.org. NOTICE: If you are interested in volunteer opportunities available in 2013, please call 214-328-7463.

Where will I go to volunteer?

You will work at the:
Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid
5405 Shoe Drive
Mesquite, TX 75149
214-328-7463 or 1-866-774-SHOE
Click here for directions to the Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid

What will I be doing as a volunteer?

You will help process, sort and/or pack shoes, hygiene kits, school supplies, clothing, or medical supplies. There may be other seasonal projects available during your scheduled volunteer shift.

When can I volunteer?

The Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid accepts volunteers from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.
The two available shifts are:
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Who is eligible to volunteer?

Anyone with a willingness to serve can help. Children (age 18 and under) are welcome to volunteer with an adult. It’s the perfect activity for your church, school or community group.

What if I have a physical disability or restriction?

We welcome volunteers with disabilities. Some jobs involve sitting and do not require any lifting heavier than a pair of shoes. We will find a job that’s right for you!

What do I need to wear?

Anything comfortable.

Will there be anything to eat or drink?

Yes, we provide snacks and water for all volunteers. Donations are accepted. However, if you would like to bring your own lunch or snacks for the day, you are welcome to do so.

Will I need to bring anything else?

New shoes and socks are always welcomed. Many of our volunteers host shoe drives prior to their scheduled shift and bring their collected items with them to the Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid.

Will we have any instructions prior to volunteering?

Yes, you will receive a brief orientation about Buckner International and Shoes for Orphan Souls along with training and instructions before you begin.

Can I receive community service hours for volunteering with SOS?

You may receive credit for school or civic organization community service hours. Our staff will be able to sign any paperwork.

Do you need groups or individuals to volunteer?

We welcome both. Many groups find that processing shoes and other humanitarian aid together is a great bonding activity. We can accommodate a maximum of 40 volunteers per shift.

Can I travel to deliver shoes to children?

Yes, volunteers travel with Buckner International to deliver the shoes and meet the children who benefit from Shoes for Orphan Souls.

Buckner handles all the details for your overseas travel, including hotels (based on double occupancy at a standard hotel), meals, cultural events, translators, in-country transportation, travel insurance and visas.

For trip flyers, applications and more information, click here.

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