Nicaragua Volunteer Program
Volunteer in Nicaragua with GIVE and travel from the black sands of Pacific Coast beaches to the glowing craters of Pacific Rim volcanoes. You will help to build homes alongside local families, restore mangrove forests, and teach English 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, camping on a volcanic rim, and seeing a glowing molten lava lake at night! After volunteering in Nicaragua, 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!
Highlights of Volunteering in Nicaragua
Teach english to local students
Camp on an active volcano
Sand-board down Cerro Negro Volcano
Build eco-friendly infrastructure
Surf, paddle-board and kayak in the Pacific
Experience Nicaraguan Culture
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. Youʻll also be able to protect the shoreline these families call home by restoring mangrove forests that provide natural barriers from storm surge and flooding and critical habitat for Hawksbill Sea Turtles. During certain times of year, you will even be able to release baby sea turtles into the Pacific! Last but not least, you’ll also have the incredible opportunity to teach English in Nicaragua to local children, teens and adults.
During your free time from volunteering in Nicaragua, you can surf, paddle-board, kayak, play beach soccer and learn salsa dancing on the Pacific coast! You will also get to travel inland to see why Nicaragua is known as the Land of Lakes and Volcanoes. First, you’ll get to sand-board 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 climb Masaya Volcano after sunset to see a glowing molten lava lake 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.”