We are a local initiative, located at the Nature Reserve Cerro Apante in Matagalpa, which develops environmental education as an alternative way to promote participation of child, adolescents and adults; access to information, critical attitude and active engagement in the protection of the environment and the sustainable development of our community.
We aim to be the first environmental education centre of our municipality; and awaken interest in the conservation and scientific research of the forest through citizen science; as well as to establish as a place where to have hands-on experiences of contact with nature.
We have a land of 8.5 hectares, where we have built trails for environmental interpretation, we built a small playground with recycled materials; a dining area and resting spaces with hammocks for our visitors.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
We will exchange our experience working with sustainable tourism and environmental education. We like a relaxed environment, which allow us to enjoy our work doing what we love to do. Instead of work colleagues or bosses, you will gain nica friends for life.
Learn about our language, culture and ways of living.
We are looking for volunteers committed to stay with us for a minimum of three months (two months if we already have another volunteer). Their tasks would go from
-Walking around the forest area and fixing fences when necessary
-To collaborate with the cleaning and maintenance of the main infrastructures, letting us know if there is any problem around
-Creating didactic material with information about animals, plants, and the environment in general;
-Providing information to visitors about our work
-Planting and taking care of trees, and grown products such as vegetables, herbs and fruits
-Participate on workshops with the locals
-To create articles and audiovisual material for our website and social networks.
We also looking forward to innovative volunteers, who want to create their own project or research, always related to our main focus.
We prefer to have two volunteers at the same time, so they can divide their time and tasks with each other.
The lodging is planned to be at the Biological Station. For the moment we will provide a tent inside a room. You will share bathroom and kitchen. Please bring your own towel.
We barely get incomes to cover our maintenance expenses, so it is not possible for us to cover your meals or anything else apart from your accommodation.
The centre is at 1.2 km from downtown Matagalpa (20 minutes walk).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week