Volunteer Nicaragua, Granada sits on Lake Nicaragua, one of the largest and most scenic lakes in the world. Granada is still off the beaten path for the typical traveler, and as a result, the ancient city’s enthralling local culture continues to shine through.

Granada is also known as La Gran Sultana, in reflection of its Moorish and Andalusian appearance, unlike its sister city of León and historical rival, which displays Castilian trends.

Most of Granada's streets are narrow, as the city evolved centuries before the advent of motorized vehicles. Therefore, today, many streets allow only one-way traffic, offering a challenge to visitors traveling by car.

Nicaragua is the second poorest country in Latin America next to Haiti. The average family lives on less than 10 US dollars a day, barely enough to put food on the table and a roof over their head.  16% of the population survives on less than 2 US dollars a day.

With such a prevalence of extreme poverty, one would think that Nicaragua is a dangerous place to visit. But that is not the case in Nicaragua. According to the United Nations and other monitoring organizations, Nicaragua is the safest country for travelers in all of Latin America.

Volunteer Projects in Nicaragua Granada

Overview

  • Project Length: From 1 week to 8 weeks
  • Arrival Airport: Managua (Code: MGA)
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8 hours per day
  • Requirements: Proficiency in Spanish or Spanish Immersion Lessons
  • 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

Inclusions

  • 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.

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.