Volunteer in Nicaragua
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Volunteer with Sustainable Development Projects in Nicaragua
Spend your summer as an AMIGOS Volunteer working, living, and learning with a host family in beautiful Nicaragua. Learn a new language and a new culture while promoting leadership skills, team-building, and youth empowerment. Partner with local youth to run camps for 5-12 year old children. Collaborate with community members on the planning and implementation of a Community-based Initiative tailored to your community’s specific needs. This year, AMIGOS will offer several project themes in Nicaragua including Safe Water and the Environment, Digital Culture, and Youth and the Arts. For more specific information, visit our website.
Cost: The participation fee is $5,150. Scholarship and fundraising support is available.
The Participation Fee includes:
* Round-trip international airfare from your gateway city
* Food, lodging, and transportation in Latin America
* All project related supplies
* Training materials and workshops
* Veteran supervisory Project Staff
* 24-hour emergency On-Call Communications System during the program
* Supplemental short-term international medical insurance
Contact: Amigos de las Américas, 5618 Star Lane, Houston, Texas 77057.
Tel: (713) 782-5290
Volunteer Opportunities and Guest Stays at Family Homestead in Nicaragua
Family Farm is focused on self-sufficiency. Guest stays and volunteer opportunities are available.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.abundancefarm.com
Casa Alianza/Covenant House Latin America
Volunteers work with street children in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua for 6-12 months. Accommodations vary according to country.
Contact: SJO 1039, PO Box 025216, Miami, FL 33102-5216. Administrative HQ: Volunteer Co-ordinator, P.O. Box 2050-1734, San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica; 011-506-253-5439; www.covenanthouse.org.
Volunteers are needed for 2-week work experience trips in Jan./Feb. and July/Aug. to construct water and sanitation facilities and help with reforestation in Nicaragua.
Contact: email@example.com; www.elporvenir.org
ELI—Experiential Learning International
Volunteer in Nicaragua
ELI partners with organizations in Granada to offer volunteer opportunities that benefit the locals while giving participants a unique cultural learning experience. Volunteers should have a high intermediate to advanced level of Spanish proficiency. ELI can set up Spanish classes in conjunction with a project. Volunteers can work with at-risk youth, teach, help with community development projects, or work with environmental projects.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.eliabroad.org
Foundation for Sustainable Development
Volunteer in Grassroots Development in Nicaragua
FSD partners with grassroots organizations around the globe to improve the socioeconomic status of
marginalized populations. Volunteer in Central America at our two sites in Nicaragua, Tola and Ciudad Sandino.
Volunteer in Microfinance/Micro-enterprise, Gender Equity, Community Development, Environment, Public Health, Youth
and Education, or Human Rights.
Contact: email@example.com, www.fsdinternational.org
ICADS (Institute for Central American Development Studies)
Study of the Spanish language and development issues combined with structured internships in Costa Rica and Nicaragua lasting a semester or a summer.
Contact: Institute for Central American Development Studies c/o ICADS, Dept. 826, P.O. Box 025216, Miami, Florida 33102-5216; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.icads.org.
Voyages with a Vision, Guatemala & Nicaragua, an International Women's Human Rights Organization. In Guatemala, learn about the fight to end abusive labor conditions in sweatshops and the human rights struggles of Indigenous women and youth. Then travel to Nicaragua to learn about Indigenous Peoples’ and African-descent communities’ efforts to defend their rights and resources in the autonomous region of the country’s Caribbean Coast.
Contact: email@example.com, www.madre.org. Tel: 212.627.0444. 121 W. 27th St. #301, New York, NY, 10001.