UK Action Projects

UK action projects
  • Minimum Age

    17: Revitalise

    18: Primary School

  • Project Dates

    Available year-round (Revitalise)

    January and September (Primary School Assistant)

  • Duration

    From 2 weeks (Revitalise)

    6 or 12 weeks (Primary Schools) + optional extra weeks free at Revitalise

Lattitude UK offers 2 meaningful Action Projects.  Placements with Revitalise are year round with flxible start dates, which our Primary School Action Project has fixed start dates at the beginning of school term in January, April or September.  We receive over 200 volunteers as part of our wider UK programmes each year.

UK Action Project Fees start from as little as £450 for 2 weeks (approximately 600USD).  Fees include placement matching, briefing, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support.

UK Tier 5 Charity Worker Visa, sponsored by Lattitude, will cover the length of your placement in the UK.

UK Action Projects

Revitalise UK Action Project

Revitalise is a national UK charity providing respite care in a holiday setting for disabled people and carers for over 50 years. Revitalise offers inspirational opportunities for volunteers through one of the largest and most diverse volunteering programmes of any UK charity.

Volunteers provide companionship and support to guests by chatting with them at meal times, making teas or coffees, accompanying them on daily excursions to local sites and enjoying the evening entertainment with them. Friendly, enthusiastic volunteers, create the holiday atmosphere just by being there!

The role also involves some personal support such as assisting with mobility and eating and drinking but you won’t be asked to do anything you aren’t comfortable with. Volunteers also support in the dining room with serving breakfast, washing up after dinner and laying the tables for the next day, but done as part of a team this doesn’t take long!

Volunteers staying more than 2 weeks can choose to receive training in how to provide higher levels of care to guests. It is up to each volunteer how far they progress with the training and the speed at which they would like to complete the elements.  Check out the Revitalise website for more information about their volunteer programme.  Revitalise can only accept direct volunteers if they do not require a visa to undertake volunteer work in the UK.  For all other nationals, Lattitude offers the only sponsored visa option!

Costs

Lattitude Placement Fee

  • £450 for the first two weeks
  • £50 for each subsequent week up to a maximum of £1500
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • To convert these prices to your local currency click here.
  • Terms and Conditions do apply

What does it cover?

Pre-departure:

  • Affordable Action Project fees based on actual project costs per week
  • Dedicated support from a Lattitude Volunteer Coordinator pre-departure
  • Comprehensive information, advice and guidance packs and tutorials
  • Lattitude sponsored UK Visas and Immigration Tier 5 Charity Worker Visa
  • Lattitude arranged UK police check (DBS), a mandatory requirement for most volunteer roles
  • Matching service to ensure your Action Project is the right fit for you
  • Volunteer personal development plan

On placement:

  • 24/7 Helpline
  • Assistance with travel arrangements on arrival and cost of UK return travel to the placement reimbursed by Revitalise up to UK£50
  • Web briefing on arrival
  • Free SIM card compatible with individual mobile phone
  • Revitalise placement staff mentor
  • Support from dedicated Lattitude in-country member of staff
  • Dorm-style accommodation at Revitalise shared with other volunteers
  • All meals provided by Revitalise
  • End of placement review
  • Lattitude Global Action Project e-certificate/testimonial

What extra costs will I have?

  • Pre-departure: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), appropriate clothing/personal belongings, medical check, vaccinations and home country criminal background.
  • Free time:  Personal trips or tours, social spending, gifts, mobile phone charges, personal effects.

Primary Schools Action Project

Lattitude works with Primary Schools in the Reading area to provide volunteers who can be an extra assistant in a busy classroom and also help with, for example, languages, sport and art, depending on their interests and experience. Volunteers will be part of the wider school team and gain valuable experience in a school setting, as well as making an important contribution.  Volunteers wanting a greater challenge may have the opportunity to run after school clubs in areas such as Spanish or sports.  Teaching foreign languages is mandatory in UK state primary schools but this can be a challenge for schools whose teachers are not language specialists and resources are already stretched.  Volunteers with native Spanish, French, German and even Chinese would be put to good use!

One of our partner schools is The Heights Primary Caversham, a new, Government funded, non-selective, highly inclusive primary school. The school opened in September 2014 with 2 reception classes and Year 1 in response to an  increasing need for Primary School places in the area.  It is growing organically, with 2 new reception classes of 25 children per class joining every year and will reach its full capacity of 350 children across reception to Year 6 in 2020.

UK action projects - the heights

The UK academic year is split into 6 half terms (roughly 6 weeks each) or 3 full terms (roughly 12 weeks each).  Volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum of one half term for this Action Project, starting in January or September.

School holidays (excluding Summer Holiday) will be included in the visa dates and allow for free travel.

You can add on additional weeks at the end of the Primary School placement and volunteer with Revitalise, at no extra fee!

Costs

Lattitude Primary School Action Project Placement Fee

  • 6 week £1,250 (US$1600)
  • 12 week £1850 (US$2350)
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • To convert these prices to your local currency click here.
  • Terms and Conditions do apply.

What does it cover?

Pre-departure:

  • Affordable Action Project fees based on actual project costs per week
  • Dedicated support from a Lattitude Volunteer Coordinator pre-departure
  • Comprehensive information, advice and guidance packs and tutorials
  • Lattitude sponsored UK Visas and Immigration Tier 5 Charity Worker Visa
  • Matching service to ensure your placement is the right fit for you
  • Volunteer personal development plan

On placement

  • Meet and greet on arrival
  • Lattitude 2 night London Orientation
  • Free UK SIM card
  • Host family accommodation with meals provided
  • Primary School named staff mentor
  • Support from dedicated Lattitude in-country member of staff
  • 24/7 Helpline
  • End of Action Project review
  • Lattitude Global Action Project e-certificate/testimonial

What extra costs will I have?

  • Pre-departure:  Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), appropriate clothing/personal belongings, medical check, vaccinations and home country criminal background check.
  • Free time:  In-country trips or tours, social spending, gifts, mobile phone charges and personal effects.  Accommodation and food is not provided during school holiday weeks.
  • On completion of placement:  Transfer back to the airport at conclusion of the programme.

Placement example:

January to mid February (6 weeks): Primary School/Host family

February (1 week): school holiday/free travel week

February to April (6 weeks): Primary School/Host family

April (2 weeks): Easter school holiday/free travel weeks

April to June (5 weeks): Revitalise placement

Total weeks:  20 weeks/5 months

Placement fee:  £1850 (US$2350)