Step into the Gap: applications now open

13 January 2017

Gap year volunteers share their thoughts on meeting CAFOD partners in Zimbabwe as part of the Step into the Gap programme.

Apply for Step into the Gap! We are still recruiting for some placements for September 2017. Please email for further information including the deadline for applications.

Step into the Gap, CAFOD’s gap year programme, is an opportunity to volunteer in the UK, gain experience, develop leadership skills and visit an international CAFOD partner. There are eight opportunities available across six placements.

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Join our gap year programme in 2017

Applications are now open for next year's programme. As a participant you will live and work in one of our UK placements for an academic year, learning more about yourself, your faith and the world we live in while inspiring others to make a difference.

Jason spent his Step into the Gap year in 2015/16 on placement at The Briars youth retreat centre in Nottingham, and travelled to Zimbabwe with CAFOD. He said:

''I’ve really seen CAFOD’s values in action. When I took a ‘step into the gap’, it wasn’t a step but more like a leap into the unknown. Not knowing what to expect, who I’d meet and what could come from that. What has come from that is inspiration and motivation to make a difference. We really can be the change that we want to see in the world. And the passion and inspiration of the people that I met has shown me that we have the power to do that.’'

Find more information, including FAQs about CAFOD's gap year programme, download the full details of placements available in 2017 and apply today. 



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