Volunteer at our Biological Station and organic farm with environmental education in Matagalpa, Nicaragua



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  • Descripción


    We are a local initiative, that promotes conservation through practical education in our farm and forest. We are located in the Nature Reserve Cerro Apante in Matagalpa, we develop environmental education as an alternative way to promote participation of children, 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 have two groups that we are training as environmental leaders and they are getting skills in: English as ESL, organic agriculture, beekeeping, conservation, tour guiding, leadership, alternative construction, art and building a better self-steem for themselves. You can be part of their education too.

    We educate a group of children through games and using the outdoors to educate them.

    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.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We will exchange our experience working with citizen cience, sustainable agriculture, 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 many nica friends for life.
    Learn about our language, culture and ways of living.

  • Ayuda


    We are looking for volunteers committed to stay with us for a minimum of one month.
    Their tasks would go from
    - Teaching English
    - Teaching skills (art or professions depending on your abilities)
    - Working in the farm with our organic production and harvesting.
    - Beekeeping
    - Vermiculture
    - Applying city science
    - Collecting data and writing reports about the farm, the forest and fauna.
    -Walking around the forest area fixing trails
    - Helping us with our website
    -To collaborate with the cleaning and maintenance of the infrastructure.
    -Creating didactic material with information about animals, plants, and the environment in general;
    - Receiving and attending visitors
    -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.
    - Paint or create murals

    We are 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.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    We have a group of young and fun environmental leaders eager to learn English. Of course you can always practice your spanish with us.

  • Alojamiento


    The lodging is planned to be at the Biological Station. We have 2 available tents with mattresses. You will share a bathroom and kitchen. Please bring your own towel.

    We will only cover your lodging, but you can always get products from our garden to cook.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We are located in the forest, only 1.2 km from downtown Matagalpa (15 minutes walk).
    We are a group of travel experts, we can also advice you wisely for your adventure in Nicaragua. Or you can join some extra activities that we do, like hiking, birdwatching, visiting waterfalls, communities or other cool areas around us.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We are in a farm and we have enough space for a campervan in different areas. Bathrooms and kitchen available

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    15 hours/week- no food, 25 hours/week- food

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (4.7)

Comunicación: (4.7)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 726144417725