Volunteer Nicaragua there is a growing need for native English speakers to help students become a part of the growing hospitality industry.   Volunteers are welcome at a local school which offers pre-school and primary school classes.  Elementary education is free and compulsory although this is not strictly enforced and many children are not able to attend due to their families need to have them work.  These areas are very poor, and the schools lack native English-speaking volunteers.

There are morning classes and also afternoon classes.  Morning classes have about 380 primary school age children, and 25 pre-schoolers.  In the afternoon there are 187 primary students and 60 pre-schoolers in attendance.  In this program, volunteers will help children learn the correct use of English words and master English grammar.  A typical class averages about 30-35 students.

You must be able to communicate in Spanish, and be comfortable in front of a classroom.   Volunteers can lead lessons, or work with the teacher in a tutoring role. Teaching aid like flash cards, classroom supplies, literacy resources are welcome and needed.  This program can also be combined with the Language and Cultural Immersion program

Program Closed: December 10th to February 15th (Vacations)
Holy Week: April 14th to 20th, July 7th to 14th (Vacation)


  • Project Length: From 1 week to 8 weeks
  • Arrival Airport: Managua (Code: MGA)
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8 hours per day
  • Requirements: Advance Spanish
  • Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 17 yrs if traveling with parents.
  • Airlines: American, United, Delta, Spirit, Taca
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov


  • Accommodation: Host Family
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Arrival: Airport meet and Greet (Volunteer pays for taxi to Granada US$45)
  • Orientation: Project Overview On-Site
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
  • Departure: Airport Transfer (Volunteer pays for taxi to Managua Airport US$45)

Not included:

  • Flights to Nicaragua. Taxi airport Managua-Granada-Managua. Entry Visa (US$35). Departure taxes, some airlines include this fee in the airfare. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet.

When can I travel?

Easy. Choose the dates that work best for you. Although some programs have date restrictions the majority of our volunteer programs are available year round. Volunteers select their own program start date and complete an online application. Once you have been accepted and dates approved, ABV will ask you to confirm your registration by paying a $120 included in the overall fee.

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.

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