Our new learning centers provide safe, clean places where children can come to continue their learning in an informal environment once school is over. They contain books to read, maths worksheets and manipulatives, spaces for drawing, coloring and writing, computers with educational games and much more. This is important as school hours are very limited in Nicaragua, and the children we work with do not have any of these items at home.
Volunteers work with local interns to support the children to learn how to use the resources available to them, and to create a fun, positive learning environment through crafts, games etc.
The minimum time commitment for this position is 2 weeks, and you should have an intermediate or better level of Spanish in order to be able to fully engage with the kids. Our centers are open all day and volunteers will work in teams, alongside local interns, covering either the morning or afternoon shift (both 4-5 hours a day).
We provide inexpensive volunteer housing or can arrange for homestays if you prefer.
There are no fees charged to volunteer with La Esperanza Granada. You will have to pay your own cost of living and your own transport. We ask each volunteer to make a $20 contribution to help with administration costs. You are not required to do fund raising, though of course it is welcomed.
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- People Skills
- Reading / Writing
- General Education
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- A minimum two week time commitment is required
- Intermediate Spanish or better is required