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Step into the Gap

18 – 30? Looking for a gap year with a difference?


Step into the Gap is a life changing opportunity to volunteer in the UK, gain work experience, develop leadership skills and visit CAFOD partners overseas.


You will live and work in one of our UK placements for a year, learning more about yourself, your faith and the world we live in and you’ll inspire others to make a difference in the world. 

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Applications are currently open in two placements for September 2015: Newman University and the Briars Residential Youth Centre. To apply download our application form. The deadline for applications is 29 May 2015.

To express an interest in applying for September 2016 and to be alerted when applications are open for 2016 please e-mail


Read about past gap year experiences:

Eleanor made a video about her gap year in the South Wales office and trip to Sierra Leone.

James enjoyed sharing about his visit to El Salvador in schools and parishes in the Blackpool area.

Amy, Emma, Christine and Monica kept an online diary of the time they spent in Ghana.

Read more stories from those who have taken part in the programme on the CAFOD blog >>  

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