Our learning centers provide a safe, clean, informal environment where children can come and continue their learning in areas such as Maths, Art, Spanish, Computing and Reading. They are stocked with resources not often found in the schools such as books, worksheets, art supplies, educational games and computers.
As a Learning Center Assistant, you will work with local volunteers to support and assist the children as they learn, instigating activities and games, rather than running formal lessons. The objective is to create a fun, interactive and positive learning environment outside of the classroom. The children are willing and engaged, choosing each day which areas of interest they wish to participate in.
This position is available throughout the year and requires a minimum time commitment of 2 weeks. Volunteers in this role should have at least intermediate level Spanish in order to be able to fully engage with children.
We ask each volunteer to make an initial contribution of US$50 towards administration costs, so that all donations continue to go directly towards supporting the learning centers and other projects. In return, you will receive two La Esperanza Granada t-shirts free to wear when you are working with us. There are no additional fees involved with volunteering at La Esperanza Granada, although any fundraising initiatives are welcomed!
Volunteers are responsible for their own living expenses for the duration of their stay. However, La Esperanza Granada has inexpensive accommodation, with cooking facilities, available for volunteers.
Granada is a beautiful colonial city, on the shore of Lake Cocibolca and surrounded by volcanoes. In close proximity to a variety of places of interest and with a buzzing evening atmosphere, volunteers are free to spend their weekends experiencing the beauty of Nicaragua.
La Esperanza Granada can also assist by arranging affordable Spanish classes and arranging local homestays.
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- People Skills
- Reading / Writing
- General Education
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- 2 weeks +
- Intermediate level Spanish