Education Plus Nicaragua is a grassroots after-school program that provides food, education, recreation, material assistance, and love to the children of Barrio el Pantanal, who are among the poorest in the world. . Working with the local community, we serve over 180 children ages 3 to 17 nutritionally, educationally, materially, and spiritually. We instill core values, teach life skills, and produce concrete results: higher school enrollment, improved grades, and elimination of malnutrition.
Be prepared to do real work and make a real impact! We empower our Volunteers and you will receive as much responsibility as you are willing to undertake. Whether it be teaching a class, leading recreation activities, tutoring individual students, or supervising and serving meals, you will be provided a positive and rewarding experience that will help change the lives of many children and perhaps your own as well!
When: All year
Duration: We welcome and very much need volunteers of all ages and nationalities to work with us! We are always accepting volunteers to fill the following roles: General Volunteers Minimum commitment 4 weeks. Half-days, 5 days per week. Beginner Spanish o.k. Reading Tutor (one-on-one instruction) Minimum commitment 2 weeks. 2-3 hours per day, 4 days per week. Intermediate Spanish required. Intern Minimum commitment 4 months. Full-time. Beginner Spanish o.k. Social worker Minimum 4 months. Full or part-time. Intermediate Spanish required.
Please note that we do NOT charge a fee to our Volunteers. We know that your time and your talent are valuable and the sacrifices it takes to be a Volunteer.