We love receiving visiting outreach teams here in Cambridge.
Come and join us for a while!
Cambridge is a brilliant place to come and do outreach. There are lots of outreach opportunities in the city and certainly lots of people to meet. We have had a number of teams come and experience breakthroughs in leading folk to Christ, healing, worship and experiencing the fire of prayer for revival. We have some great links with local churches and organisations, so the work you do will carry on past your visit.
Is God calling you to come to Cambridge?
We want to inspire you with the missionary heritage of Cambridge, to share our burden with you and equip you to multiply it wherever you are. Come for a day, a week, or a month – just get in touch to let us know you’re coming!
We welcome DTS outreach teams, church groups and any other kind of team that wants to make Jesus known.
What else might you need to know?
1. Non-EU citizens need a visa to enter the UK to work with YWAM. We'll help you to get the right kind.
Please do not try to enter the country on a tourist visa as you are not coming here for a holiday. Since you will be serving with us, you could compromise our integrity as an organisation if you say otherwise. Some teams have been returned for not having got the right visas, but don't worry, we'll let you know the fairly simple steps you need to take to get the right kind. We've done this successfully for many teams over the years and trust that God is faithful to quip when he calls.
2. Your team will need child protection checks and training.
This is not as daunting as it may sound, and is necessary for any group working with kids or vulnerable adults in the UK. We can do the checks before you come and they are mostly super easy (cheer cheer the internet!) and some training when you get here.
3. Costs for staying, food and accommodation.
Cambridge is an expensive city to live in (a bit like London) but we are committed to trying to keep costs as affordable as possible. If you budget around £13 per person per day for food and accommodation you should be fine. We currently rent two houses (a guys house and a girls house) and so depending on when you come we may be able to put you up there. If not, we have various contacts around the city who can provide accommodation for visiting teams.
4. How do we get there?
Getting to Cambridge is fairly easy… and can be affordable too. The easiest, and often cheapest, way get to us from an airport is to use a National Express coach. We recommend booking your tickets in advance (its cheaper) but please do allow 2 hours from arrival to coach departure time to clear customs etc. Please let us know when you’re coming and we’ll try to arrange a pick up from the coach station. If we can’t do this, then it usually costs around £10 per taxi for 4 people plus luggage.
5. How do we get round and about?
Cambridge is a fairly small city of around 126,000 people… but its growing. Being flat and fairly compact, the easiest way to get around is on a bike. We have some and if they are available (i.e. no-one else is using them) we’ll lend them to you after we have taught you a little bout UK roads! Another option is to use the buses. A day pass will cost around £3.30, a week £12.50 and a month £43. Please see buses.
6. What else is there to see and do?
Loads!!!!! Cambridge is a famous historical city. A walk down the river Cam is a beautiful thing, punting is the best way to see the gorgeous 'backs' of the colleges (costs around £30 per hour for a boat of six) and there are numerous museums, churches and shopping centres to be explored, as well as a great rail link to London. Try this link to see what is around.