Within the last 4 months we were renovating and painting a hostel in the community Venecia in Cantagallo which is located northeast of Condega. The hostel in that chilly mountain region is property of the local cooperative and once accommodated families from the hot pacific region and national student groups. Our plan is to reactivate the rural tourism in Venecia to create an income source. Most families live from agriculture, mainly coffee and other crops. Some families even produce their own organic fertilizer and organic insecticide to make sure that the soil and water won´t be contaminated. We want to strengthen this conscience about the environment with the local youth to make them think in a sustainable way and to worship the importance of a healthy nature. For the future we already have planned some reforestation activities. This is why we are looking for one or two volunteers (preferably a couple or friends) who help us creating some activities and workshops that treat environmental education. Also we would like you to give English classes that will help the local teenagers in their future, not only for being tour guides. Besides, if you have experience in vegetarian cooking, we would like you to teach some community members to broaden their cooking customs that normally consists of rice and beans while some vegetables could grow easily in their backyards.
You are very welcome to share your creative ideas with us that could help the community (painting activities, music classes, sports events...)
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
You will have the opportunity to get a close look into the everyday life of Nicaraguan families in the countryside. You will be surprised how fast the families will make you feel home and how they will care for you. Besides you will practice speaking Spanish all day long and you will have the opportunity to live in a beautiful mountainous region with great views. If you are interested, the community members can teach you everything about the revolutionary history as well as about their local agriculture.
We need one to two persons who can help us teaching English to some local teenagers, teaching vegetarian cooking to their parents and help us creating some activities treating environmental education for the local youth.
Your Spanish should be at least intermediate and you should like the humble life of the countryside. You should be a communicative person and work independently.
If you are a single person, you can choose between a private room in the hostel or at the home of one of the families. If you are a couple, you would stay at the hostel (since space at the families home is limited).
You will be served 3 meals a day and get coffee all day long.
There is one bus going to the next town Condega everyday at 8 am and 4:30 pm. The bus ride takes around 45 minutes.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week