On a gap year? Just finished university? Or taking a career break? Then why not think about volunteering in Latin America for four unforgettable months.
- When: Depart between 10th-14th March Return between 7th July-11th July
- Where: In 2014 we hope to send teams to Nicaragua, Guatemala, Colombia and Peru.
- Contribution Target: £3,300
- Application Deadline: 6th December 2013
As part of a Spring Step team you will typically take part in two projects over the course of 4 months. You will spend approximately seven weeks on each project with a week off at the end of each one.
In the past, Spring Step teams have been involved in numerous projects helping people in Latin America who need it most. As part of a Step Team you can generally expect to be involved in the following:
A basic practical project Sport and Games being a part of a local church community projects Drama, arts and crafts Children’s work Youth ministry Living in a local Latin American community One amazing adventure that you'll never forget!
You’ll really get to experience Latin American culture as you live and work as part of a team in the heart of a local community. Whether it’s helping on a practical project in a shantytown on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, painting an orphanage in El Alto, Bolivia, or working with Children at risk in Guatemala, God can really use you to make a difference!
Contribution Target: £3,300 (This includes your flight)
We encourage each Step applicant to meet a specific financial target for their time away. This amount is a contribution towards the cost of running the Step Programme and your participation in it. We do not want the personal financial contribution to be a stumbling block for anyone keen to serve in Latin America; therefore we look to support those who may find it genuinely difficult to meet this target.
Orientation before departure* Country specific training and materials Food and accommodation Health clearance and medical advice Return flights Project setup and supervision Residential debrief weekend Comprehensive insurance cover Project material e.g. bricks, paint, wood, cement etc.
*Orientation for 2014 will be held in North London from the 26th February to the 2nd March, and is compulsory.
Latin America is a vast and exciting place! Therefore why not extend your time there by up to 4 weeks. Don't miss out on the chance to explore more of this amazing continent whilst you're already on the other side of the world. You could complete the 5 day trek to Machu Picchu in Peru, visit the Salt lakes of Bolivia, relax on the beaches in Cuba, plus do much much more.
Any additional travel is the responsibility of the applicant, this includes all extra costs that you may incur. Latin Link will arrange your flights to accommodate any additional travel and will extend your insurance at the cost of £10 per extra week.
Please contact us for more information on our terms and conditions for personal travel.
Then why not visit the Latin Link Step Teams Facebook page and check out loads of past team photos, giving you a more visual flavour of life on a Step team in Latin America.
Alternatively you could take a look at some of the Team Reports from past and present Step teams, and hear first hand what you might experience if you were to sign up!
If you have any more questions about Step then why not visit our FAQs
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