Empower vulnerable mothers and young women

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High­lights

Support the empowerment of vulnerable Nicaraguan women through education.
Create life long bonds to the women you help, and the entire community you will be staying at.
Discover and put into practice your passion for education.
Be exposed to a different reality than your own in a meaningful journey.
Discover and enjoy the many beautiful spots in Nicaragua: hiking in volcanoes, historic buildings, sandboarding in León, among many others...
Help women from vulnerable areas in Nicaragua access better opportunities in life by providing them with new skills and tools to achieve success. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
Our main goal in this program is helping Nicaraguan women and young mothers get empowered by giving them important tools and education, always in a more personalised way so that they're helped to develop their skills and reinforce their knowledge.
Many of the women that come to this program come from very vulnerable places in Nicaragua, having little to none education. That is why, the education volunteers help provide these women is extremely valuable and impacting in the lives of these women. Many of these women have also had to face significant hardships, such as facing misogyny and domestic violence, which is why even simple details like spending time with them, sharing special moments, talking and giving your affection can also really improve their lives, self esteem, and general well being.

As a volunteer, you may perform tasks such as carrying out training workshops, giving classes (in topics like English, Spanish, math, and others), carrying out reading activities, organising workshops about job opportunities and business development (e.g. the use of new technologies, job-searching tools, writing resumes...), creating awareness on topics like gender equality, women's rights, family planning, and sexual education, participating and creating cultural exchange programs, teaching women to use technology (such as computers, writing emails, office..), among many other things.
All of these tasks help women open their minds and acquire a wide skill set that will help them gain more opportunities and achieve their dreams. The purpose of these activities is also creating environments where women feel comfortable and safe, so that they can feel empowered to face the difficulties they have. 

Typical day

Volunteers work on weekdays (Monday through Friday) on two shifts: the morning shift, that lasts from 10:00 to 12:00, and the afternoon shift, that lasts from 13:00 to 17:00.
On weekends, volunteers are free to go discover everything that Nicaragua has to offer.

Free-time activities

Nicaragua is a diverse and interesting country with a rich culture and a lot of beautiful sights you cannot miss!
Some of the places that we recommend you to visit during your volunteering experience are:
  • Granada: The city where you will be volunteering at, it's a small but exotic place filled with beautiful landscapes, colonial buildings, and warm people. It's located near the most beautiful beaches of the Pacific, as well as the Mombacho volcano, the Cocibolca lake, and other remarkable places to visit. 
  • Mombacho volcano: An extinct volcano south of Granada, it's a national park where you can hike through a tropical forest filled with a wide array of local flora and fauna to reach the volcano's crater. The park also has a museum, where you can understand more about the area, its history, and the species that inhabit it.
  • Zapatera island: one of the largest and most scenic islands within the Archipiélago de Zapatera national park, it's a very scenic place where you can see the Zapatera lagoon, a small lagoon formed in the crater of an ancient extinct volcano. At this park, you can enjoy nature with trekking, fishing,  and excursions through archaeological and wooden areas.
  • Ometepe: an island created by volcanic activity in one of Central America's largest lakes, it's a unique place known for having two volcanoes in its center. This place is perfect for any lover of outdoor adventures, nature, climbing, or trekking.
  • León: a city filled with culture and history, where you can experience local traditions and understand Nicaragua better. It's also a great place for sandboarding, a sport done in the black ashes of the nearby Cerro Negro volcano.


Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We expect volunteers to be patient, interested, enthusiastic, and supportive. Most importantly, we ask our volunteers to be committed and participative in the development of the activities at the center.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer

Your paid fees cover:

Airport pickup and transfer to your accommodation
Accommodation during your volunteering
3 meals during the course of your volunteer program
24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
Monitoring and evaluation of the programme
Orientation and induction to the program
Certificate of weeks completed in your volunteering
Accident insurance during your volunteering
Civil liability for your activity
NGO receipt about your program fee
Guidance, advice and management in the choice of programme
Volunteer T-Shirt

Airport Pickup at Augusto C Sandino International Airport

Our scheduled time for airport pickups is between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. In case of arrival at other times, there may be additional costs.

Accommodation

Volunteers stay at a volunteer house located in the middle of Granada. At this house, they will have at their disposal common areas like a living room, kitchen, bathrooms.

Guesthouse
Food & Beverages
Three meals a day are included within your fees. The exact time for these meals will be provided to the volunteer on their induction day. 
Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Augusto C Sandino International Airport (MGA) in Managua. We assist you to find cheap flights to Nicaragua.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Nicaragua provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Nicaragua you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nicaragua.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The project is open all year round, except for some holidays such as:

  • May 1
  • October 3-4
  • September 14-15
  • Easter
That being said, volunteers are welcome to arrive on the day of the week that they prefer, although we strongly recommend volunteers to arrive on a Friday, as this makes their induction into the program significantly easier. 


Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$635
3 weeks
$817
4 weeks
$998
5 weeks
$1,180
6 weeks
$1,361
7 weeks
$1,543
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,450
Average fees
$261 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Adventure Volunteer will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Empower vulnerable mothers and young women

Help women from vulnerable areas in Nicaragua access better opportunities in life by providing them with new skills and tools to achieve success.

$216/week

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