What is the application process?
If you know what team you want to join, please reach out to that team leader before filling out your application and let them know you plan to apply. They will have up to date information on specialties and roles needed as well as general team composition and can share more with you about the plan for the team.
Note: If you do not know which team to join but want to join a team on the schedule, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After talking with your team leader or with Faith In Practice staff so we can help you find a team, please register and apply through the volunteer portal. Each volunteer will have specific documents that must be submitted and approved to complete your application in addition to the application fee.
Applications must be completed 90 days prior to the trip to be able to serve.
Note: Do not book your flight until your application has been approved and you receive confirmation by email that you have been officially added to the team.
How much does it cost to participate on a mission trip with Faith In Practice?
There is a non-refundable application fee of $125 due at the time of applying. For 2023 the trip fee is $1,300 for a 7-day trip or $1,350 for an 8-day trip. The trip fee covers lodging, meals, ground transportation, airport transportation for volunteers travelling on the team flight, and medical emergency/lost-luggage insurance (not trip cancellation insurance). Additionally, you will receive flight information from the team leader and are responsible for purchasing airfare to and from Guatemala City once you have received confirmation from Faith In Practice that you have been placed on the official team roster.
Is Sponsorship (financial aid) available?
Yes, Faith In Practice will continue to offer sponsorships in certain cases. Please speak with your team leader for more information on how to apply for sponsorship (financial aid).
Are there age limitations for going on a Faith In Practice mission trip?
Potential volunteer opportunities may be available for individuals under the age of 18 but are not guaranteed. Minors may be allowed to serve on a mission team with certain restrictions: the minor must complete a separate interview process with a Faith In Practice volunteer manager, a parent or permanent legal guardian must accompany the minor during the entire mission week and must serve in a non-clinical role, space must be available for the parent/legal guardian and minor on the team, and the team leader must approve the minor joining their team.
What if I have to cancel?
We understand that, at times, situations occur which may require a participant to cancel. We therefore strongly recommend participants obtain trip cancellation insurance to protect against this possibility.
If I need to cancel, will Faith In Practice refund my trip fee?
If a volunteer cancels 45 or more days before the trip departure date, Faith In Practice will refund 100% of the paid trip fee. If the request is made 44 to 16 days before the departure, we will refund 75% of the paid trip fee. There will be no refund for cancellations made 15 days or less prior to the departure date unless the volunteer has been exposed to COVID. The application fee, which supports pre-trip administration costs, is not eligible for refund.