Big Lake, Alaska

To many, Alaska stands as America’s final frontier—beautiful, rugged, and maybe even a little dangerous. But for those few who call Alaska home, hardship is constantly knocking at the door, especially for the elderly. The extreme weather conditions, the annual risk of wildfires, the tension of different cultures living in close proximity, a surprising number of homeless people (especially teenagers), and high rates of alcoholism, domestic violence, and sexual assault make it anything but a glamorous and inviting place to live at times.

When you serve in Alaska with Group International Mission Trips, you’ll have the chance to serve alongside those who are making a difference in Alaska. This experience will grow your faith and expand your understanding of the complexity of poverty and cultural diversity, even within our own country.

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Date Age Availability Price Stay Informed Register
Jul 14 2020 to Jul 20 2020 All Ages Available $799 Keep Me Informed
Jul 25 2020 to Aug 01 2020 All Ages Available $799 Keep Me Informed
Aug 08 2020 to Aug 15 2020 All Ages Call For Availability $799 1-970-800-4000

How You'll Serve

Here are examples of the types of projects you might be involved with:

  • Do landscaping, cleanup, or home repair projects for elderly or low-income residents. 
  • Clear brush and debris with a local fire prevention organization, help to serve those in fire danger areas. 
  • Assist with volunteer projects at a teen homeless center. 
  • Trail building or maintenance work.

Our Partners

Our projects have been coordinated by locals, and involve many different types of service. We lean on the local experts in churches and nonprofits to point us to the place we can help most. We’ve identified several key areas where you can help, including homeless initiatives, elderly housing, native programs, and fire prevention. Regardless of the work you do, you will experience “The Last Frontier” and help people in need along the way.

Sample Itinerary

Saturday – Arrive at Anchorage Airport (ANC); transport to lodging facility  
Sunday – Attend a local partner church; afternoon free
Monday-Tuesday– Serve on projects in the community; evening devotions and God Sightings 
Wednesday– Talkeetna Excursion day (many options available)
Thursday-Friday– Serve on projects in the community; evening devotions and God Sightings  
Saturday – Depart for ANC airport; fly home

Need to Know

  • U.S. citizens do not need passports to travel to Alaska.
  • Be up to date on all standard vaccines, such as Tetanus, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella.
  • Fly into the Anchorage Airport (ANC). Average flight cost is $600-$700.
  • Price does not include ground transportation; you are responsible for paying for rental vehicles and cost of gas. 
  • Dorm-style lodging with bunk beds and 15-20 people in gender-specific rooms.
  • Currency and electricity are the same as the rest of the U.S.
  • Bring additional money for souvenirs and free day activities.
Price: $799 per person
Deposit: See Below
Our payment policy is designed to give you the most flexibility when reserving your mission trip experience with Group Mission Trips.

When you register for a trip, a $100 non-refundable deposit is due per person to reserve your space.
Payments are due and become non-refundable 60 days prior to the trip departure.
For groups reserving more than 50% of a trip’s capacity, a $200 per person non-refundable deposit is required.
Registration fees are in U.S. dollars and can be paid by check, money order, or credit card.
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