2020-2021: At this time we are unable to accept short term delegations in Nicaragua due to COVID regulations. If you are interested in an individual volunteer stay of three months or longer, please email  

BNB working with Genesis mixing concrete - photo Paul SusmanVolunteering in Nicaragua with a delegation enriches your world view and allows you to come for a short period of time.  Together with you, a schedule will be arranged that includes:

  • various speakers so that you will understand the context of what you are experiencing;
  • work projects so you can get your hands “dirty” and work with Nicaraguans;
  • a touristy day so you can appreciate the beauty of Nicaragua, and not just see the poverty; and
  • a day in the capital that will enlighten you about history and give you a framework for Nicaragua.

Laguna de Apoyo - vols leaping into water - CSUPreferably you will have a minimum of 12 people in your group. It is possible to work with you if your group is smaller. No groups larger than 25 people are accepted. Medical professionals of almost any stripe are needed to work.

Becca leading MGA tour - CSU delegation The per diem rate since 2019 starts at $85/night. This includes room and board while volunteering with the CDCA, in-country transportation, interpretation, speakers, and some recreational activities. It does not include air fare to Nicaragua or a few events, such as an evening out at a disco. In addition, as a delegation please fund-raise a minimum of $1,500 to contribute to the cost of work project materials for the group. In order to cover the outside costs when delegation members have to drop out at the last minute, the minimum per diem group total is $1,020.

St John's loading donations onto bus at MGA airport - photo PM

Loading donations onto bus at Managua airport

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