Volunteer Projects

Sustainable Infrastructure

  • 42 homes built for families displaced by rising sea levels.
  • 200+ residents with safe, sustainable housing at Villa Nueva Esperanza.
  • 20,000+ plastic bottles repurposed as eco-bricks for construction of the Jiquilillo Vocational School.

GIVE is working in conjunction with community leaders to identify and implement infrastructure projects that increase access to education, housing and potable drinking water in rural communities on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. Over the past 6 years, we’ve constructed a vocational school that currently offers courses in Basic Computer Technology and 42 homes for families whose houses were destroyed by rising sea levels.  Many of these structures were built using thousands of repurposed plastic bottles packed with sand and non-biodegradable waste as eco-bricks. GIVE will continue working on eco-friendly projects that emphasize existing strengths within these communities and inspire their members to take action.

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English Education

  • 4-6 classes per day for children, teens and adults of various levels.
  • 70+ students attending class everyday.
  • A Co-op of 13 women studying English to increase their earning potential from tourism.

GIVE is increasing educational opportunities in our host communities by offering fundamental English lessons from native speaking volunteers to all children, teens and adults. In Nicaragua, possessing strong English language skills opens up a world of opportunities in both education and employment.  Children attending our lessons are gaining skills that will allow them to advance and succeed far beyond primary school, while our adult students are greatly increasing their job prospects.  In order to ensure consistent quality for our students, all lessons are planned and delivered in conjunction with our TEFL certified Education Coordinator.

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Sea Turtle Conservation

  • More than 30,000 baby sea turtles released into the wild since 2013.
  • Take part in conservation efforts for the Hawksbill Sea Turtle, which has been pushed to the brink of extinction.
  • Protect one of the most critical sea turtle nesting sites in Central America.

GIVE has partnered with a Nicarguan NGO to protect the critically endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle, which has been pushed to the brink of extinction due to poaching and loss of habitat. Volunteers scan secluded beaches in search of sea turtles laying eggs, and then collect the eggs to be kept at a hatchery.  Baby turtles are then monitored until they’re mature enough for release back into the wild.  Volunteers who join our trips in early May, August and January will even get to release baby turtles back into the ocean!

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