HYC SITES AND INFORMATION

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"IN HIS STEPS"
2018 HOPE Youth Corps

Come and serve on HOPE Youth Corps and HOPE ww Volunteer Corps! We have exciting trips planned throughout the year in 2018. 

U.S. and Canadian participants have to be 18 or older if travelling outside of their country, unless accompanied by a chaperone over the age of 21. Non-U.S./Canadian citizens can travel anywhere from the age of 15. Children under 15 are welcome to accompany their parents on our Volunteer Corps (please see specific minimum age restrictions in site descriptions below).



2018 HOPE Youth Corps/Volunteer Corps Application and Payment

 CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR 2018 SITES NOW

CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR APPLICATION DEPOSIT

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT THE HYC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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

Please contact Janene Davis, International Volunteer Programs Administrative Assistant, at hyc@hopeww.org or 484-586-3611 with any questions.



HYC SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The HYC Program awards scholarships to a limited number of candidates that demonstrate financial need and/or the ability to play a specific role on behalf of the program (Ex. Skilled videographer or photographer).  Scholarships are for teens and college students, and will not cover all fees for the program. Candidates will still be responsible for raising additional funds necessary to participate in the program. Preference will be given to first-time HOPE Youth Corps participants.

Please complete and submit applications to hyc@hopeww.org.  

Scholarship Application versions:  Word Doc and PDF

  2018 HOPE YOUTH CORPS AND HOPEww VOLUNTEER CORPS PROGRAMS

June to August 2018 Sites
Seattle HOPE Youth Corps
Type of Site: HOPE Youth Corps is open to teens and campus. Please note that participants must be at least 16 by the start date in order to attend this site.
Focus of the site: Outreach to the homeless, including building a “tiny home” that will be donated to a homelessness encampment. 
Dates: June 16-30, 2018
Price (in US dollars): $1,190 plus flights
Deadline for registration and payment: May 1, 2018
CLICK HERE FOR A MORE DETAILED PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


Chicago HOPE Youth Corps
Type of site: HOPE Youth Corps is open to teens age 15 and over, and campus students
Focus of the site: Community service, mentoring of youth, construction projects and community gardens 
Dates: June 18-28, 2018 
Price (in US dollars): $1,090 plus flights 
Deadline for registration and payment: May 1, 2018


Romania HOPEww Volunteer Corps - Bucharest
Type of Site: HOPEww Volunteer Corps is open to all (teens, campus, singles, marrieds and families - children should be at least 8 years old if they come with their parents)
Focus of the site: Serving at an orphanage and encouraging disciples living in deep poverty 
Dates: June 18-30, 2018
Price (in US dollars): $1,095 plus flights (cost includes travel insurance and travel medical insurance coverage) 
Deadline for registration and payment: May 1, 2018
CLICK HERE FOR A MORE DETAILED PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


Bolivia 1 HOPEww Volunteer Corps – Rurrenabaque
Type of Site: HOPEww Volunteer Corps. Minimum age 18.
Focus of the site: Repairing, renovating, and painting classrooms and other buildings within the rural “Famila Feliz” orphanage.  
Dates: June 20-July 2, 2018
Price (in US dollars): $1,165 plus flights to La Paz. Flights from La Paz to Rurrenabaque are included in the participation fee and will be coordinated by the program. Cost also includes travel insurance and travel medical insurance coverage.
Deadline for registration and payment: May 1, 2018


Philadelphia Track 1 HOPE Youth Corps
Type of site: HOPE Youth Corps is open to teens age 15 and over, and campus students 
Focus of the site: Service in inner-city Philadelphia and mentoring through Camp Miracles at HOPE for Kids camp 
Dates: June 23 – July 5, 2018 
Price (in US dollars): $1,100 plus flights 
Deadline for registration and payment: May 1, 2018


Alaska 1 HOPEww Volunteer Corps 
Type of site: HOPEww Volunteer Corps is open to all (teens, campus, singles, marrieds and families - children should be at least 8 years old if they come with their parents)
Focus of the site: Sustainable agriculture and mentoring. If you love the outdoors and nature and are a bit of a free spirit, this might very well be the trip for you. You will learn to connect to God in completely new, out-of-the-box ways - expect traditional HYC components (devotionals, d-groups, etc.) to be presented in different ways than what you may be used to. If you thrive on structure and lots of nurturing, then this may not be a good fit for you. Other trips, such as the Dallas or Philadelphia HYC, will provide a more traditional and structured environment. This trip is for the more adventurous types!
Dates: July 9-22, 2018
Price (in US dollars): $1,090 plus flights 
Deadline for registration and payment: June 1, 2018


Mexico HOPEww Volunteer Corps - Tijuana
Type of Site: HOPEww Volunteer Corps is open to all (teens, campus, singles, marrieds and families - children should be at least 8 years old if they come with their parents).
Focus of the site: Vacation Bible School and serving the children at La Mision orphanage
Dates: July 9-21, 2018
Price (in US dollars): $1,015 plus flights
Deadline for registration and payment: June 1, 2018


Bolivia 2 HOPEww Volunteer Corps – La Paz 
Type of Site: HOPEww Volunteer Corps is open to all (teens, campus, singles, marrieds and families - children should be at least 12 years old if they come with their parents).
Focus of site: Community service in La Paz with Hww programs 
Dates: July 12-24, 2018
Price (in US dollars): $1,135 plus flights (cost includes travel insurance and travel medical insurance coverage) 
Deadline for registration and payment: June 1, 2018


Zambia 1 HOPEww Volunteer Corps - Lusaka
Type of Site: HOPEww Volunteer Corps is open to all (teens, campus, singles, marrieds and families - children should be at least 8 years old if they come with their parents). PREFERENCE GIVEN TO EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS OF EDUCATION.
Focus of the site: Education – training local staff in early childhood education including child engagement and development, classroom practices, pre-school lessons, and arts and crafts, mentoring and support teenage girls and young women, and continued renovation of the Mtendere Pre-School.  
Dates: July 15-29, 2018
Price (in US dollars): $1,115 plus flights (cost includes travel insurance and travel medical insurance coverage) 
Deadline for registration and payment: June 1, 2018


Hawai’i HOPE Youth Corps (THIS SITE IS NOW CLOSED TO FEMALE APPLICANTS. STILL ACCEPTING MALE APPLICANTS.)
Type of site: HOPE Youth Corps is open to teens and campus. Please note that participants must be at least 16 by the start date in order to attend this site.
Focus of the site: Mentoring of at-risk youth at a homeless shelter, assisting in building a home with Habitat for Humanity, restoring habitats for endangered plant and animal species, volunteering at a nursing home 
Dates: July 16-26, 2018 
Price (in US dollars): $1,280 plus flights 
Deadline for registration and payment: June 1, 2018


Kenya HOPEww Volunteer Corps – Nairobi/Embu
Type of Site: HOPEww Volunteer Corps is open to all (teens, campus, singles, marrieds and families - children should be at least 8 years old if they come with their parents).
Focus of the site: Community Service – serve for the first week at a hospital in Nairobi; the second week will be spent in the community of Embu - serving at a school, renovating and teaching.
Date: July 16-28, 2018
Price (in US dollars): $1,195 plus flights (cost includes travel insurance and travel medical insurance coverage)
Deadline for registration and payment: June 1, 2018


Dallas HOPE Youth Corps
Type of site: HOPE Youth Corps is open to teens age 15 and over, and campus students
Focus of the site: Saturday Academy-type of youth mentoring. The Dallas HYC is one of our most trusted and experienced sites, having run this program for well over 10 years. If this is your first HYC, Dallas may be a good fit! 
Dates: July 16-28, 2018
Price (in US dollars): $1,280 plus flights 
Deadline for registration and payment: June 1, 2018


Philadelphia Track 2 HOPE Youth Corps
Type of site: HOPE Youth Corps is open to teens age 15 and over, and campus students 
Focus of the site: Service in inner-city Philadelphia and mentoring through Camp Miracles at HOPE for Kids camp 
Dates: July 21-August 3, 2018 
Price (in US dollars): $1,100 plus flights 
Deadline for registration and payment: June 1, 2018


India HOPEww Volunteer Corps - Bangalore
Type of Site: HOPEww Volunteer Corps is open to all (teens, campus, singles, marrieds and families - children should be at least 8 years old if they come with their parents).
Focus of the site: Education – teaching at the HOPE Foundation’s school, drawing murals, creating a basketball court and volunteering at training centers for underprivileged youth.
Dates: July 21-Aug 4, 2018
Price (in US dollars): $1,175 plus flights (cost includes travel insurance and travel medical insurance
coverage) 
Deadline for registration and payment: June 1, 2018


Haiti HOPEww Volunteer Corps – Les Cayes
Type of Site: HOPEww Volunteer Corps is open to all (teens, campus, singles, and marrieds). Minimum age 18.
Focus of the site: Disaster Rehabilitation and serving at an orphanage
Dates: July 24-Aug 7, 2018
Price (in US dollars): $1,195 plus flights (cost includes travel insurance and travel medical insurance
coverage) 
Deadline for registration and payment: June 1, 2018


Canada HOPE Youth Corps - Winnipeg
Type of Site: HOPE Youth Corps is open to teens age 15 and over, and campus students
Focus of the site: Mentoring foster children on life skills, and working together as a group to improve their shelter facilities through painting, landscaping and cleaning.
Dates: July 29-Aug 11, 2018
Price (in US dollars): $1,090 plus flight
Deadline for registration and payment: June 1, 2018


Zambia 2 HOPEww Agriculture Corps - Lusaka
Type of Site: HOPEww Agriculture Corps. Minimum age 18.
Focus of the site: Living and working on a sustainable aquaponics farm, as well as helping develop business practices and marketing for the farm. In addition to farming, experience in marketing, IT, videography, electrical, plumbing, construction and brick laying is a plus! 
Dates: Aug 4-18, 2018
Price (in US dollars): $1,145 plus flights (cost includes travel insurance and travel medical insurance
coverage) 
Deadline for registration and payment: July 1, 2018


Alaska 2 HOPEww Volunteer Corps 
Type of site: HOPEww Volunteer Corps is open to all (teens, campus, singles, marrieds and families - children should be at least 8 years old if they come with their parents)
Focus of the site: Sustainable agriculture and mentoring. If you love the outdoors and nature and are a bit of a free spirit, this might very well be the trip for you. You will learn to connect to God in completely new, out-of-the-box ways - expect traditional HYC components (devotionals, d-groups, etc.) to be presented in different ways than what you may be used to. If you thrive on structure and lots of nurturing, then this may not be a good fit for you. Other trips, such as the Dallas or Philadelphia HYC, will provide a more traditional and structured environment. This trip is for the more adventurous types!
Dates: August 6-19, 2018
Price (in US dollars): $1,090 plus flights 
Deadline for registration and payment: July 1, 2018


Cambodia Medical Corps – Kampong Thom Province
Type of site: HOPEww Medical Corps, open to medical professionals (doctors, nurses, physician assistants, midwives, physical therapists, phlebotomists, etc.) and medical students 
Focus of the site: Medical service in Cambodia (see site description). Please note that certification with Cambodian medical councils is required for professionals to practice medicine as a volunteer. (This certification is not necessary for medical students.) Obtaining certification involves proof of licensing, copies of diplomas, certifications, etc. We will help facilitate this process. 
Dates: August 10-23, 2018
Price (in US dollars): $1,235 plus flights (cost includes travel insurance and travel medical insurance coverage) 
Deadline for registration and payment: July 1, 2018
December 2018 Sites
New Zealand HOPEww Volunteer Corps - Auckland
Type of Site: HOPEww Volunteer Corps is open to all (teens, campus, singles, marrieds and families - children should be at least 8 years old if they come with their parents).
Focus of the site: Serving the native Maori people by developing a local garden to help support sustainable living
Dates: December 16-28, 2018
Price (in US dollars): $1,165 plus flights (cost includes travel insurance and travel medical insurance coverage)
Deadline for registration and payment: November 20, 2018


Malaysia HOPEww Volunteer Corps - Penang
Type of Site: HOPEww Volunteer Corps is open to all (teens, campus, singles, marrieds and families). This is a family friendly trip. We advise that children be at least five years old.
Focus of the site: Education/Outreach to Rohingya Refugees 
Dates: December 17-30, 2018
Price (in US dollars): $1,145 plus flights (cost includes travel insurance and travel medical insurance coverage)
Deadline for registration and payment: November 20, 2018


Philippines HOPEww Volunteer Corps - Aklan
Type of Site: HOPEww Volunteer Corps is open to all (teens, campus, singles, marrieds and families - children should be at least 8 years old if they come with their parents).
Focus of the site: Renovation of a pre-school and disaster rehabilitation in the local fishing community
Dates: December 15-29, 2018
Price (in US dollars): $1,175 plus flights (cost includes travel insurance and travel medical insurance coverage)
Deadline for registration and payment: November 20, 2018


Nepal HOPEww Volunteer Corps - Kathmandu
Type of site: HOPEww Volunteer Corps is open to all (teens, campus, singles, marrieds and families) 
Focus of the site: Teaching, renovating and building at the HOPEww school
Dates: December 16-30, 2018 
Price (in US dollars): $1,165 plus flights (cost includes travel insurance and travel medical insurance coverage) 
Deadline for registration and payment: November 20, 2018


Daytona Beach HOPEww Volunteer Corps
Type of site: HOPEww Volunteer Corps is open to all (teens, campus, singles, marrieds and families - children should be at least 8 years old if they come with their parents) 
Focus of the site: Mentoring at-risk youth and foster children in outdoor activities, including water sports 
Dates: December 20-31, 2018 
Price (in US dollars): $1,080 plus flights 
Deadline for registration and payment: November 20, 2018

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