The Hogar el Alba children’s home in Buenos Aires looks after around 70 children 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. You will spend time working with children, helping with homework, Bible studies and other tasks as needed. Hogar el Alba operates a dairy and a bakery in order to generate funds, where you can also lend a hand.
If you have a heart for children, and are ready to invest in young lives by helping to care for their physical as well as emotional needs, a gap year at Hogar el Alba might be a good fit for you.
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Are you looking for an opportunity to spend between four months and a year overseas serving God? Do you want to see the world but also invest in making it better? A gap year with Church Mission Society could be the answer.
We have a number of gap year placements around the world working alongside our long term partners so whatever time you give will be spent investing into something that will continue long after you return home.
Who is CMS looking for?
We are looking for people who are adventurous and want to be challenged in their faith. We are not promising an easy year but we can guarantee that you will not return the same. If you are connected to a local church or youth group and are prepared to learn from the people you will meet then please get in touch!
We have gap year placements in several countries. Here’s a taste of what’s on offer…
Where will I go on a gap year?
- caring for children in a children’s home in Argentina
- working with people with disabilities in Ecuador
- children’s work with the church in Uganda
- community development in Kenya
- working with girls at risk in Brazil
- teaching English in Egypt
- youth work in Peru
How do I apply?
Our selection process begins when we receive an enquiry form from you. We will take up two references and invite you in for an interview. At the interview you will also meet with our regional managers and personnel officers responsible for the area you are interested in going to. If selected then we will ask you to sign an agreement and give us a cheque for £350 that covers a contribution to our 12-day residential induction course, health clearance, a DBS check and a debrief day when you return.
How much does a gap year cost?
The costs of spending a year overseas vary from region to region. We estimate that a year would cost between £4,000 and £8,000 which would cover flights, insurance, vaccinations, accommodation, food, other expenses and a holiday in country.
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