GIVE: Nicaragua Excursion

Location: Nicaragua: Managua

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

GIVE - Growth International Volunteer Excursions

2442 NW Market St. #425 Seattle, WA 98117 United States

Description

Get the chance to have a meaningful volunteering experience while exploring the "Land of Lakes and Volcanoes,” from the undeveloped tropical islands of the Caribbean coast to the rural fishing villages on the Pacific Coast. Based in the poorest country in Central America, the projects are designed to provide technical and English education, economic opportunities for locals, and housing for single-mother families - all while stopping along the way to surf Pacific waves, sandboard down an active volcano, snorkel in Caribbean reefs, and watch baby sea turtles.

Volunteers can arrive one week early for the Spanish immersion program, wherein they learn the language from local teachers while exploring the colonial city of Granada. They can also extend their stay for another eleven days and take part in an innovative SCUBA Reef Conservation Program, wherein they enjoy over ten dives, earn a PADI Scuba Certification, help conserve the ecosystem, among other things.

Highlights

1. Work alongside locals building critical infrastructure out of eco-friendly materials, and broaden local kids' horizons with English lessons.

2. Release baby Sea Turtles to protect the endangered Hawksbill species.

3. Sandboard down Nicaragua's youngest and most active volcano, snorkel in the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Ocean, and scuba dive in the pristine blue waters of the Caribbean while exploring and protecting vibrant coral reefs!

4. Immerse yourself in the historical city of Granada while learning Spanish and living with a local family.

5. Make lifetime friends from all over the world!

Languages
  • Spanish
  • English

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Include Description:

Accommodations, which have basic amenities
Planning, materials, and personnel required for our volunteer initiatives, which includes continual financing to each of our initiatives to ensure our projects remain sustainable, such as funding for teachers, electricity, and maintenance for the schools we build.
Meals
Adventure activities
National Park fees
Domestic ground and air transportation within host country
Fees as charged by host volunteer organizations
Orientation(s) in the host country
Program arrangements and management administration and recruitment costs
GIVE staff
GIVE informational materials
GIVE t-shirt and water bottle

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Water Projects
  • Tutor
  • Teaching
  • Marine Conservation
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Education
  • Environment
  • English Teaching
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Culture
  • Conservation
  • Computer Training
  • Community Development
  • Childcare & Children
  • Anthropology
  • Agriculture
Typical Volunteer
A typical GIVE volunteer is between the ages of 18-30, but we welcome anyone who is enthusiastic and passionate about making our world a better place! People who choose to volunteer with GIVE choose growth for themselves. Our awesome volunteers are people that seek an inspiring international travel experience through volunteerism. GIVErs are people from all over the world that seek to step outside of their comfort zone and inevitably walk away as an active global citizens. We hope you’ll join us!
Age Range
18+
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living

Participants Travel to Nicaragua

in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Written Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
5-7 Days
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Job and Internship Network
GIVE - Growth International Volunteer Excursions's Mission Statement

To inspire growth, empower the marginalized, and encourage sustainable change worldwide.

Year Founded

2011

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