Volunteer

Teach Children, Teens and Adults
Often teaching is done through simple conversation along with a local teacher in school classrooms or at intensive summer camps where lessons take place in a variety of non-traditional settings. On some days, you’ll meet your students for informal English language training. At other times, instructions may take the form of field trips games or other organized events.

You can be a valuable resource in English language classroom teaching children, teens and adults. The emphasis of both the classroom teaching and the small-group tutoring is on improving real-life conversational skills, not formal rules of grammar.

You’ll usually teach four hours a day, Monday through Friday, and have four hours each day to collaborate with your teammates and prepare for class.

Care For At-Risk Children
Big hugs, toothless smiles, bright coffee-nut eyes beaming “love.” Their struggles are many… poverty, disabilities, and even homelessness. But you can make a the difference. Experience Nicaragua volunteer program works with vulnerable infants and youth some who have been abandoned, and “at-risk” teens. Often no special skills are required, as volunteers are needed to listen to, play, read, exercise and share time with the children. These are great. Teens can work in some communities with toddlers and young children.

Paint, Build and Repair Buildings
Can you pound a nail, swing a paint brush, or plant a flower? Work outdoors or with your hands to help build, repair and paint classrooms, homes, community centers, medical clinics, and the like.

Many host communities we serve need help with light construction projects, help install playgrounds and more. No professional skills are required. Anyone in good physical condition can assist with labor projects. These are great family opportunities: Children as young as eight can work in some communities with local youth and adults.

Health Care Volunteer Service
Our in-country staff and host partners match your abilities with local work projects. Health care professionals are needed to provide patient care to impoverished children and their parents. Because access to medical services in developing communities is often limited, health-care volunteers are needed to provide basic services such as diabetes screenings, tooth extractions, well-baby checks and pre-natal exams in local clinics, village dispensaries, and in homes through outreach programs.

In our program, medical students can assist with patient care and education.

While the needs and the working conditions are very basic, your ‘hands-on’ contribution can be life-changing. It’s very helpful if you can bring donated medical supplies.

Work with Infants and Toddlers
Big hugs, toothless smiles, bright coffee-nut eyes beaming “love.” Their struggles are many… poverty, disabilities, and even homelessness. But you can make a lasting difference in these young lives. You can care for physically- and mentally-disabled children, some who have been abandoned, and “at-risk” teens. Often no special skills are required, as volunteers are needed to listen to, play, read, exercise and share time with the children. Many of our host organizations are short-staffed and the volunteers’ attention gives the children the extra love they need.

Work with Young Children
All of Experience Nicaragua volunteer programs center around projects to enhance the lives of children and their families, most living with very limited resources. You can help with education projects — either “hands-on” classroom teaching, or building or repairing classrooms, dormitories and other housing. Additionally, many service programs enable you to nurture children in orphanages, child-care centers and clinics. In these settings, simply playing with and holding them and providing individual attention can significantly improve their well-being.

Work with Teens and Adults
All of Experience Nicaragua volunteer programs center around life-enhancing work projects for children and their families. Our local project leaders are adults from the host community who lend their assistance to the local work projects.

If you have a specific interest in working with teens and adults, you can select from a variety of projects. All projects are selected and monitored to benefit the community at large. Teach young and adult students conversational English as they prepare for work in the global community. Repair community buildings, or help with landscaping. Entertain and stimulate seniors who hold the community’s history and culture for a very rewarding service experience. Organize library shelves, assist with administrative or clerical projects, or provide computer training. If you are a medical professional, you can perform patient examinations, provide prenatal care and provide numerous “hands-on” types of services to teens and adults.

Serve host Community Elders
All of Experience Nicaragua volunteer’ programs center around life-enhancing work projects for children and their families.

Our local project leaders are adults from the host community who lend their assistance to the local work projects.

If you have a specific interest in working with teens and adults, you can select from a variety of projects in many locations around Granada Nicaragua. All projects are selected and monitored to benefit the community at large. Teach young and adult students conversational English as they prepare for work in the global community. Repair community buildings, or help with landscaping.

Entertain and stimulate seniors who hold the community’s history and culture for a very rewarding service experience. Organize library shelves, assist with administrative or clerical projects, or provide computer training. If you are a medical professional, you can perform patient examinations, provide prenatal care and provide numerous “hands-on” types of services to teens and adults.