NGO that offers adventurous hikes to volcanoes to support at-risk kids in Leon, Nicaragua.
Hike Volcanoes - Help Kids.
Quetzaltrekkers is a non-profit organization offering adventerous hikes to tourists to the volcanoes around León, Nicaragua. Our profits go toward locally-run projects assisting at risk youth in León and in the rural areas around the volcanoes to which we hike. More information and volunteer testimonials can be found on our website:http://leon.quetzaltrekkers.org/testimonies.html.
As a volunteer at Quetzaltrekkers, you should be expected to:
Hike three to four days per week, and take care of the preparation and cleanup of each hike.
Enjoy interacting with tourists, sharing the beauty of Nicaragua with them.
Work a couple office shifts per week (selling hikes and signing people up).
Help with promotions and special events.
Participate in occasional projects days, working directly with the kids that our money supports.
Pass our First Aid test during your training period.
Training in guiding and first aid.
Opportunities to volunteer at local not-for-profits.
Volunteers have the option of renting a room in the Quetzaltrekkers multicultural, communal house which is located in the center of Leon. Volunteers can also stay with a host family or rent an apartment. The cost of living in Leon is quite low and rent typically ranges from $80-100/month.
Quetzaltrekkkers will pay for one private Spanish tutoring session per week for volunteers.
Food is provided for trekking guides during the hike.
No costs to volunteer, but we ask volunteers to contribute $85/month if they'd like to live here in our house.