GIVE’s Nicaragua Excursion takes you from the black sands of Pacific Coast beaches to the glowing craters of Pacific Rim volcanoes. You will volunteer building sustainable infrastructure and teaching fundamental English lessons in the rural fishing village of Jiquilillo, where you can surf, paddle-board, learn Spanish, and immerse yourself in Latin American culture in your free time. Cap off your adventure by sand-boarding down an active volcano, kayaking in a crater lake and seeing a glowing molten lava lake at night! After your trip, join GIVE’s SCUBA Reef Conservation Add-On to explore and protect vibrant coral reefs, completing 12 dives and earning 3 certifications on an island in the Caribbean!
Nicaragua Program Highlights
Teach english to local children
Over-night camping trip atop Telica volcano
Sandboard down an active volcano
Build eco-friendly infrastructure
Surf, paddleboard and kayak in the Pacific
Become one with the community
You’ll have a variety of opportunities to make a positive impact in our host communities while volunteering in Nicaragua. Work side by side with community members to build homes for families that have been displaced by rising sea levels. These people are living on the front lines of our global battle with climate change and you will get to work alongside them to reclaim their basic human right of shelter. You’ll also have the incredible opportunity to teach English to local children, teens and adults.
Spend your free time from volunteering surfing, paddle-boarding, kayaking, playing beach soccer and salsa dancing on the Pacific coast, before heading inland to see firsthand why Nicaragua is known as the Land of Lakes and Volcanoes. First, you’ll get to sandboard down Cerro Negro Volcano, before hiking to the summit of Telica Volcano and camping on the volcanic rim. On your final day, you’ll get to kayak in the crater lake of Laguna de Apoyo and then climb Masaya Volcano after sunset to see glowing molten lava inside the crater!
“Wow, I don’t even know where to begin. This trip blew every expectation I had out of the park. It truly is an experience you have to try yourself to understand the hype. This program is eye opening and inspiring; it will challenge you both mentally and physically. You have an opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture in the most authentic way…I got to spend as much time with the locals as I did my fellow volunteers, who are now ALL my family. It is amazing how closely you are able to connect with each other on this trip in only two short weeks.”Jacquie