Caitlin Armstrong

"My travels expanded my world view, opening my eyes to the struggles in other countries. The girls reminded me that happiness doesn’t come from what we have but who surrounds us. I was also reminded how lucky I am and how much we take things as basic as education for granted.”

Hogan Gardner

"It's life-changing to witness first hand how the opportunity provided at JBFC can turn a child's life around… JBFC has had an immeasurable impact on me; it changed the way I looked at the world.”

Jackie Faselt

"I come from a completely different cultural, geographic, and economic environment then the JBFC girls and students at the school, [but] I was able connect with them and form many friendships. While its easy to put people from other cultures in ‘box’ my trip has taught me that people from different places are all alike in so many ways.”

Jack Deasy

"I believe that most people feel like they can't make that much of a difference in the world. However, I realized from my time at JBFC that anything that you do in order to better the lives of others does really make a difference.”

Lindsey Bach

"My two summers at JBFC impacted my life not only by showing me how people live in other countries, but more importantly by showing me it is possible to be happy without all of the money and stuff I take for granted. "

We Need You

It was volunteerism that originally brought JBFC Founder and CEO Chris Gates to Tanzania. And it was his summers working with a boy’s home in Mwanza, Tanzania that inspired him to start JBFC. That’s why JBFC is pleased to welcome school partners and volunteers to our campus several times a year.  

Experience JBFC Trips

We are excited to offer 10-day Experience JBFC trips three times a year for individuals, students, and families who are interested in coming to our campus.  These trips give you a taste of everything that JBFC has to offer, and allow you travel with a JBFC staff person if you choose.  Unfortunately, at this time, we are not able to accommodate long term volunteer trips.  

Below is our trip handbook for individuals and families.



2018 Trips (approximate dates)

Experience JBFC 1: June 21 –June 30

Experience JBFC 2: July 18-29

Experience JBFC 3: December (dates TBD, during JBFC Graduation)

Active supporters of JBFC may contact us about the possibility of visiting our campus at other times. 


Students in high school are eligible to travel on an Experience JBFC Trip.  However, spots for students are limited and filled through an application process.  Acceptance decisions begin in January.   Summer trips are usually full by early spring.  



JBFC works with nearly 10 different school partners who send groups of students and faculty each year to volunteer and learn at our campus.  If you are a school group, please contact us for more information, as we have a separate handbook for schools and students.


JBFC has three college internships available for the summer of 2018.  Application deadline in December 31, 2017.

2018 Internship Information


Please feel free to contact us for more information.  We would love to help you plan a trip to see what we do first hand.  


We also have many opportunities for Tulsa supporters to volunteer in our U.S. office year-round.

Volunteer Handbook

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