Focus: Community and Education.
Luz Verde is: social projects creating employment and supporting communities’ own development in Northern Nicaragua, based in Esteli and powered by three social enterprises.
Con-META is a growing conservation effort in the natural reserves in Northern Nicaragua including reforestation, hedgerow development and bird conservation. The project requires regular collaboration with local communities
Projects: CLICK HERE
Costs & Benefits
Our social enterprises create excellent employment opportunities for members of the local community – roles in the cafe, hostel and tourism office are paid and filled by local staff. Our pay far exceeds the low Nicaraguan minimum wage and our conditions are favorable. We supplement this incredible team with international volunteers who can share skills that aren’t prevalent locally, or to promote our development projects that otherwise couldn’t happen without volunteers. Read more about our values here.
We expect that international volunteers’ motivations will be to understand a little more about the ways of northern Nicaragua, use and learn skills that will serve them well in the future and work in solidarity with a community to address the effects of a global imbalance of power.
If you have multiple interests and skills, then please tell us and we can be flexible (our middle name!) about your definite position.
You can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information (or stop by if you’re already in town!).
Read more about our volunteer positions here.
Dependent on length of stay. Avg. cost of $15 USD/day. Volunteers may be required to pay for accommodation, food and/or transport to project. Support for arranging private, shared or homestay accommodation according to volunteer preference.
Intermediate Spanish is a minimum requirement. Additionally volunteers should have the ability to work on their own initiative in grassroots development to promote the initiatives and help grow our projects while expanding the positive impact to the beneficiaries of our work.
De el Hotel Meson, una cuadra al este, Esteli, Nicaragua
Tel: 5058441 8466
Average cost per day:$15s
Focus: Education and Community
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Intermediate Spanish is a minimum requirement.