Come and spend Christmas serving communities in need! Registration is now open for the December Nepal, Fiji and Philippines HOPE Youth Corps/Volunteer Corps sites. December 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!
* NEW: Kathmandu, Nepal (December 18-28, with optional 3-day trek Dec. 28-30)
Come and spend Christmas in Kathmandu. Serve with the HOPE worldwide school and vocational training center and participate in earthquake disaster relief work. Enjoy fellowship with the Kathmandu church. End the trip with an optional three-day trek in the mountains of Nepal.
The program is open to all: teens (U.S./Canadian citizens must be 18 or older, all others 15 or older, unless accompanied by a parent or chaperone), students, singles and families.
Must book your own flights – plan to arrive in Kathmandu on December 18.
Price: $1,000 for the program (plus $200 for the optional trek*), plus cost of flights.
*If participating in the optional trek, you will need to depart on December 31. If you would prefer to leave January 1, the cost will be a total of $250 for the trek.
* 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for instructions. For anyone outside of the SPA churches, you need to apply through the regular HYC application link.
Price: $1,260 plus flights
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