School reinforcement, teaching, and support

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High­lights

Create better opportunities for Nicaraguan children by helping them have the best education possible.
Discover, explore, and put into practice your passion for education
Create long lasting bonds to the children you will be helping and the entire community where you will be staying at
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 Nicaraguan children from vulnerable backgrounds develop their skills and knowledge by supporting them in their education through teaching, and reviewing. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
Education is a main factor in the development of any person; it enables them to discover new things, gain new perspectives, and obtain better opportunities. Many children in Nicaragua currently cannot access education and don't have the opportunity to study, which is the main problem this project targets. This program seeks to enhance and develop the skills of the children and youth that attend the projects where we collaborate. 

By transmitting your knowledge in a dynamic way to the children at these centers, you're significantly enriching their learning process and helping them be successful in the future. 

As a volunteer, there are three areas in which you may collaborate:

-School review
You may perform tasks such as:
  • Teaching English
  • Creating didactic activities for the children
  • Giving classes in topics like singing, sports, values, the environment, storytelling...
  • Helping children review the material they have learned. 
-Support for primary and seconday school children
You may perform tasks such as: 
  • Helping children review subjects such as mathematics and Spanish.
  • Teaching computer use and English.
  • Teaching dance (folkloric dances or modern dances of various rhythms).
  • Giving photoshop courses.

-Support for children with special needs
Volunteers may also collaborate in the creation of personalised classes and small groups for children that have special needs, hiperactivity, or that are bullied. Through these clases, you will greatly improve these children's education. Some of the tasks that volunteers do to support children with special needs are:
  • Giving dance or drawing workshops.
  • Creating educational games.
  • Providing psychological support to raise self-esteem.
  • Helping hyperactive children with relaxation techniques.
  • Giving awareness workshops about bullying.
  • Helping children learn concentration techniques.
  • Having talks with the family nucleus.

Volunteers may also help in activities such as giving maintenance and support to the computer room, collaborating in the kitchen, and taking care of the plants in the center.

Typical day

Volunteers must work on weekdays (Monday through Friday) on two shifts: 
  • The morning shift, that lasts from 8:00 until 12:00
  • The afternoon shift, that lasts from 13:00 until 17:00
The center where volunteers collaborate at is at a 15 to 20 minute walk from the place where volunteers stay.
Weekends are free for volunteers to explore and discover everything that Nicaragua has to offer them.

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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High school level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Every volunteer must be empathetic and enthusiastic with the children and the community with whom they will be working with.
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 guesthouse in the center of the city of Granada, where they have a private bathroom, and common areas available to their use such as a living room, and a kitchen. 

Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Three meals a day are included within the paid fees. Exact meal times will be provided to the volunteer during their induction.

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

This project is open all year round, except for some holidays such as May 1, October 3 and 4, September 14 and 15, and Easter (whose date varies every year). 
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
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$998
5 weeks
$1,180
6 weeks
$1,361
7 weeks
$1,543
8 weeks
$1,724
9 weeks
$1,906
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,450
Average fees
$227 /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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School reinforcement, teaching, and support

Help Nicaraguan children from vulnerable backgrounds develop their skills and knowledge by supporting them in their education through teaching, and reviewing.

$188/week

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