Free this summer? Why not join one of our Summer Step teams?

You can apply to join a team as an individual, with a friend, or as a married couple. You have the option of doing one project, or two back-to-back if you’re free for the whole summer!

Summer 2018

Destinations: Ecuador (July), Bolivia (August)

Contribution Target: 1 project - £950 plus flights, 2 projects (Ecuador & Bolivia) - £1450 plus flights

Application deadline: 30 April 2018

Interview day in Reading: 4 May 2018


Ecuador - 3 weeks July

Bolivia - 3 weeks August

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How much does it cost?

1 project: £950 plus flights
2 projects (Ecuador and Bolivia): £1450 plus flights

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 setup and supervision  
 Residential debrief weekend  
 Comprehensive insurance cover
 Admin costs - DBS, application process, resources etc. 
 £50 towards project material e.g. bricks, paint, wood, cement, crafts/ art supplies etc.  

What's not covered?

 Return flights
 Vaccinations - some of them costs money
 Pre-departure UK travel - We usually book flights from London so you all fly out together as a team.
 Personal spending money


We think it is of utmost importance to prepare our volunteers well and so hold a compulsory Orientation for all those wishing to take part in Step. It is a residential Orientation weekend (Friday-Sunday) so food and accommodation will be provided and the cost covered by your contribution target - all you need to do is get there!

*Orientation for 2018 will be held just outside Reading from 22nd - 24th June.

Looking to go for longer?

We also run Spring Step teams from March-July. Teams go for a total of 16 weeks with an option to travel after - perfect for those on a Gap Year!

Got questions?

Why not visit our Step FAQs section

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Just email [email protected] and we’ll be happy to answer any questions!

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