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SERVICE YEAR REQUIREMENTS

Learn more about all that it takes to participate in the Youthlinc Service Year.

TRIP COST AND DONATIONS

Youthlinc has put together two payment tracks for the 2021 service year. The total trip cost is due by April 1st. Learn More here

INTERNATIONAL TRIP

Each trip is about two weeks long. While you’re in country you will have the opportunity to do quite a bit!

CLOTHING DRIVE

In March, your team will conduct a clothing drive. This drive will fund all international projects. Each team is required to collect 15,000lbs, which means each participant needs to collect about 450lbs.

TEAM MEETINGS

Each team will hold a meeting once a month from November (General Orientation) to trip departure. Attendance is required.

FUNDRAISING

Paying for the service year can seem like a big task. Youthlinc has resources to help you fundraise!

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Absolutely. We have about 7 adult humanitarians, or mentors, travel on our service year trips every year. Learn more here. 

Yes. When completing the registration form, Make sure to indicate in the “Would you like to travel with another participant?” section that you would like to travel with your child. 

20 -25 humanitarians and alums are on each team.

We have a team leader who has participanted on a team before, as well as 5-7 adult mentors on our trips. We want to ensure there is enough supervision and mentorship on our teams as possible. 

We purchase travelers insurance for all participants in the event of an emergency evacuation.

Youthlinc has team instagrams that are updated daily for you to follow along on the trip. Most teams will also set up a parental phone tree that will notify you when the team arrives in country and in the village. In the event that you need to get ahold of your student while they are away, you will contact the office and we will get in touch with the team leader; and vice versa for students needing to contact home.

Each contry different in where they stay, but rooms are split up with 2-4 humanitarians staying in rooms together. You will recieve more information about accomodations closer to departure. 

Youthlinc works with in country coordinators to ensure that all food is cooked properly, to the correct temperatures, and with clean water. 

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