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New HYC Information

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UPDATE: We are still accepting applications for several of the Summer HYC sites.  Information about Winter HYC sites below.





You are required to pay a $300 deposit in order for us to process your application. Once you are accepted to the program, that deposit becomes non-refundable and is credited toward your participation fee. 



 Questions?  Please contact Emily Shapiro, International Volunteer Programs Coordinator, at hyc@hopeww.org or 484-586-3611.



december 2015 sites

Come and spend Christmas serving communities in need! Registration is now open for the Fiji and Philippines HYC. Both programs are open to teens, campus students, singles, and families. (If you are a U.S. or Canada citizen, you must be 18 or over, unless accompanied by a chaperone. For other nationalities, the minimum age is 15, unless accompanied by a parent.)

Application and Payment Deadline for December Sites is November 1!

We will be conducting admissions on a rolling basis so submit your application as soon as possible.

* Fiji (December 4-19)

Join us for the first ever HOPE Youth Corps to the beautiful country of Fiji. Amidst the natural beauty is a largely rural population where many live in poverty with limited access to health care, education and social services. The two week program begins with a weekend orientation in Nadi and then a road trip across the main island to the capital city, Suva.

In Suva we will be working on a variety of activities based around an orphanage which will include: conducting classroom teaching with the children, painting various parts of the school, setting up a new library as well as spending play time with the children. In the evenings we will be with the church in Suva, encouraging the different ministries.  On the second week we will move to a village outside Suva for a community service program. This will include different projects working with the locals: the construction of a play area, painting, light building work, playing and reading with the children plus immersing ourselves in the culture by living in the village. We hope you can join us and be a part of a once in a lifetime experience in Fiji!

Note:  If you are a member of the SPA churches (South Pacific and Australia), you need to apply through HOPE worldwide Australia. Contact Jared Vassallo (jared.vassallo@gmail.com) for instructions. For anyone outside of the SPA churches, you need to apply through the regular HYC application link.

Price:  $1,260 plus flights

* Philippines (December 17-30)

In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Philippines. Since then HOPE worldwide Philippines have worked hard at rehabilitating communities affected by that disaster. During the two weeks of this HYC, after landing in Cebu, participants will serve at the HWW Center of HOPE in Daanbatayan, on the coast near Cebu. In this beautiful location, the HYC volunteers will work with the local fishermen’s and farmers’ communities, reaching out, helping, renovating, etc. A fair amount of time will also be spent with the local church and the campus ministry.

Price: $1,180 plus flights


(Age requirement for U.S. sites – high school (age 15 and older) and campus students)

* Anchorage, Alaska

  • Anchorage 2: June 15- June 28
  • Anchorage 4: August 9-22 

Sustainable living and Mentoring: HYC participants will assist in the planning, organizing, and implementation of the Gateway to the Arctic Camp’s first summer of operation. The Gateway to the Arctic Camp is a brand-new agricultural youth camp that has been built over the past year by the Great Land Christian Church and the Alaska Chapter of HOPE worldwide. Participants will be responsible for learning the curriculum, preparing activities, and providing mentorship and support to the youth during camps. These camps will be offered to at-risk youth in the community. In addition, participants will likely assist in construction activities (when youth are not present), as the camp is still in development.  This camp is an exciting new venture in sustainable agriculture, in keeping with present trends and development of the non-profit world. It focuses on empowering communities to grow their own food.

Price: $1,270 plus flight


* Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Philadelphia Girl Corps**: July 5-18


**Girl Corps:  Girl Corps is a life-changing, all-girls HOPE Youth Corps geared towards young women looking to serve the community and grow in their spiritual walk. In its third year, the Girl Corps will be serving in multiple facets in Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs. These opportunities include mentoring an all-girls Camp Miracles program at Camp Hope for Kids in Schwenksville, putting together a specialty project on Camp grounds, and working closely with the women and children of One Day At A Time, a rehabilitation program in North Philadelphia. 

Price: $ 1,000 plus flight (if needed)



(Age requirement: 18 and over for U.S. and Canada participants; 15 and over for other nationalities)


* Novosibirsk, Russia

June 29- July 19

Open to: Teens and campus students

Two weeks of service in underprivileged communities in Novosibirsk followed by mentoring at a one week church teen camp.  In the first two weeks participants will serve at a hospital, a home for retired veterans, and an orphanage. In the third week, the HYC participants will serve as counselors at teen camp.  This is a new and exciting program, a combination of service and teen camp in a multi-cultural environment. Half of the participants will be local Russian, and half will come from outside Russia.

Price: $ 1,150 plus flight

* China

July 9-23

Open to: Teens, campus students, singles and families

Teach English in Mainland China

For more information on this program contact nadine_templer@hopeww.org

Price: $ 1,450 plus flight


* Budapest, Hungary

July 12-23                                                           

The European HOPE worldwide conference is likely to take place right before or right after this HYC / HSC, so participants will have the option to join the conference as well.

Open to: Teens, campus students, singles and families

Refurbishing shelters and mentoring: Participants will improve the infrastructure of several shelters for the homeless and underprivileged children. They will also spend time mentoring and teaching those children.  This is a new program in the heart of Europe, in one of the most beautiful and historically rich cities of the world. The needs are still many though, and the participants will be sure to make an impact on the communities they will serve.

Price: $ 1,150 plus flight

* Nairobi, Kenya

July 13-24

Open to: Teens, campus students, singles and families

Construction and mentoring: Participants will volunteer at a children’s home, teaching and improving infrastructure. They will also assist local underprivileged schools with activities such as tree planting, refurbishing, etc.  Kenya boasts some of the most experienced HOPE worldwide staff and programs, and this promises to be an exciting trip!

Price: $ 1,740 plus flight

* Kingston, Jamaica

July 21 – August 1 

Open to: Campus students and singles 

Mentoring: Participants will volunteer at a children’s home for underprivileged youth, and mentor teenagers.  This is a repeat program, after the tremendous success of the 2014 Jamaica HYC!

Price: $ 1,420 plus flight


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