Spring Step Teams

Volunteer in Latin America for an unforgettable experience!

Are you on a gap year? Maybe you're taking a career break? Maybe you're just looking for a new adventure? Why not consider joining one of Latin Link's short term mission teams, where you'll be a part of serving God's church across Latin America.

Spring 2024 teams

Enquire now about our Step teams going in Spring 2024.

Contact our Programmes team at step@latinlink.org.uk to find out more!


About Spring Step teams


Step teams stay right in the heart of the community they’ve serving; living together as a team either at the project base, in the church building or with members of the church. Latin Americans are extremely hospitable, but as teams go to areas with greater economic need, you should expect accommodation to be cosy and fairly basic!


Contribution Target: £3,300 + 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 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 project I am working with?

Latin Link commits to giving a minimum of £400, of the total amount raised by each individual, directly to the project 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.

What are the key dates?
  • Residential orientation: Thursday 22nd February – Sunday 25th February in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
  • Departing: Early March
  • Returning: Early July
  • Residential debrief: Early September

Testimonials - Step 2019

My favourite part of Step is how every person you meet impacts you in different ways. You might think the main reason you’re going out there is to help people in need, but most of the time, they are helping you. They demonstrate exactly what it’s like to live an honest and humble life in Christ, whilst being the happiest people you will ever meet. I genuinely am so thankful for seeing this with my own eyes.

Holly Y


Extend your adventure

Latin America is a vast and exciting place! So, 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.

Want to know more?

Our team are here to help you with any and all questions you have about Step! Just give us a call and we’ll be ready to chat.

Information days

After you’ve sent in your application, you’ll be invited to come and meet us either in our Reading office, Belfast or Edinburgh. If you can’t make any of those, please get in touch and we’ll arrange an online meeting. We’re hosting a series of Step Information days, so you’ll have the chance to get to know others who are also interested in joining a team and hear more about the projects you’ll be working with. 

Get in touch:

Call us: 0118 957 100

Email us: step@latinlink.org.uk

In the meantime, take a look at the Frequently Asked 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.