Volunteer on the island of Ometepe

The Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Islands Organization: The Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Islands Association builds bridges of friendship between Bainbridge Island in Washington State and Ometepe island in Nicaragua.  For more than 25 years, Bainbridge Association has built schools and water systems together, learned each others languages and customs, and built a relationship.  Their purpose is to promote friendship and mutual understanding between the residents of Ometepe Island and Bainbridge Island through peaceful exchanges of all sorts.  Learn more about how you can get involved with this association here:

Volunteer in San Juan del Sur

Escuela Adelante:  The program is a 2 year English language course taught in congruence with the ESL course at UPOLI (Universidad Politecnica de Nicaragua) with books sourced from the Oxford University Press.  The school is accessible and has a locally tailored fee structure to establish a sense of worth to the program but without prohibiting attendance from any eager local student.  The course is a supplemental program, meaning that students attend their primary local school in the morning and Escuela Adelante’s as an after school program.  There are currently over 40 students enrolled, aged from 6 to 11. If you're interested in getting involved with Escuela Adelante as a volunteer or educator, inquire more here at!get_involved/c8k2


Volunteer in Granada

La Esperanza Granada: A non-profit that provides education for the poverty-stricken children in the city of Granada.  Started in 2002, this organization gathers volunteers and places them in schools to assist teachers, tutor in English, run sports programs, and teach technology to Nicaraguan children.  The mission of La Esperanza is to empower and enrich the lives of the children-the future of Nicaragua.  La Esperanza accepts volunteers year-round to work  in a variety of positions, such as classroom assistant, primary school English teacher, home improvement volunteer, handyman, or as a fundraising volunteer.  They ask volunteers to commit to 4-5 hours a week, 5 days a week and for a minimum of 4 weeks.  Choose to stay in hostel-style accommodations or with a homestay family.  Apply today to volunteer with La Esperanza and use your talent to impact the lives and education of children in Nicaragua. 

Posted on July 10, 2015 .