Free next 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), Costa Rica

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

Application deadline: 30 April 2018


Ecuador - 3 weeks July

Bolivia - 3 weeks August

Image of Peru Step team member building on a roof

Costa Rica - 3 weeks July/August

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!