Martin, volunteer from Australia, and some of the kids at the Ometepe Island site of Si a la Vida.
Si a la Vida is seeking volunteers for its center on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua. Two different volunteer positions are available:
1. We seek volunteers with primary or secondary teaching experience to work with “at risk” children in our day program in Altagracia. Spanish language ability is required. Secondary teachers who can teach Mathematics or English as a Second Language are particularly needed. But teachers in other fields would also be welcome, including non-academic subjects such as mechanics or sports. Minimum stay of one month.
2. For our farm outside of Altagracia, we seek volunteers to do building maintenance, construction, and agricultural work. Minimum stay of 2 weeks.
Volunteers in either position would stay on our farm just outside of Altagracia for US$5.00 per night. Cooking facilities are available including stove and refrigerator, or volunteers may wish to eat at relatively inexpensive restaurants in town. All volunteers need to pass a background check in order to work with children.
Working at Sí a la Vida has been a “life changing” experience for volunteers in the past. Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in the hemisphere, and the kids we serve are in great need of the personal and academic support that we give them. As a volunteer, you can be a part of this exciting and rewarding work.