What we do Go with us Short-term teams (Step) Spring teams Spring Step teams Do you have 4 months to serve God on a team? Maybe you're on a gap year? Or taking a career break? If so, why not think about volunteering in Latin America for an unforgettable experience! Spring Step 2019 The application deadline for 2019 has closed. Check back here later in the year for more details on Spring Step 2020. Or take a look at some of our shorter teams heading out this Summer! Apply Here Where do teams go? Our 2019 team will be heading to Guatemala! In previous years we've sent teams all over Latin America where they have joined in with local churches and communities. With projects involving kid's work, construction, sports, street evangelism, youth work, community development (the list is endless!), there will always be something for you to put your skills into! Accommodation Step teams stay right in the heart of the community they are serving, living together as a team either at the project base, in the church building or with members of the church in their houses. Latin Americans are extremely hospitable but as you’re going to areas with greater economic need, you should expect accommodation to be cosy and fairly basic! How much does Spring Step cost? Contribution Target: £3,000 plus flights(£2,600 to cover personal costs + £400 donation to project fund) 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. What does your contribution cover? Orientation before departure (residential) Country specific training and materials Food and accommodation Health clearance and medical advice Project set-up and supervision Residential debrief weekend Comprehensive insurance cover Project material, e.g. bricks, paint, wood, cement etc. Admin costs – DBS, application process, resources etc. What's not covered? Return flights Vaccinations – some of them cost money Pre-departure UK travel – we usually book flights from London so you all fly out together as a team Personal spending money How much of my contribution will go directly to the projects I am working with? Latin link commits to giving a minimum of £400, of the total amount raised by each individual, directly to the projects that you will be working with. This money will go towards things such as building materials, paint, crafts, books and teaching equipment, toys, games etc, and is used during the time your team are on the project, so you’ll get to see where it goes. Extend your adventure! Latin America is a vast and exciting place! Therefore why not extend your time there by up to four weeks. Don’t miss out on the chance to explore more of this amazing continent while you’re already on the other side of the world. You could complete the five-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. Still not sure? 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 Step Team Reports from past and present Step teams, and hear first-hand what you might experience if you were to sign up! Any questions? If you have any more questions about Step then why not visit our Step FAQs or contact us on [email protected]? How to apply Click here to download our application form. Complete it, save it to your computer and email it as an attachment to [email protected] Step Application Form Terms and conditions Feel free to contact us for more information on our terms and conditions, or click here to read our full booking conditions.