What we do Go with us Short-term teams (Step) Summer teams Summer Step teams 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), Nicaragua (July/Aug) 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 APPLY NOW Ecuador - 3 weeks July Bolivia - 3 weeks August Nicaragua - 3 weeks July/August How much does it cost? 1 project: £950 plus flights2 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 Orientation 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.