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volunteering/working in Managua

NB, Canada
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volunteering/working in Managua

Hi there, my boyfriend and I are going to Nicaragua in a week with a one way flight and we'll be staying until our money runs out (probably 3 to 4 months). We'll living in Managua with my boyfriend's family and we'll be spending the weekends in another village. We'll also sometimes be making small trips (to the coast and to Costa Rica) during weekdays.

I'm looking for something to do to keep me busy a few hours a week in Managua. I was thinking I could do some tutoring in English or even French (I'm bilingual) but is there the demand for that? If so, where should I advertise?

I would also like to volunteer a few hours a week with an organization. I've looked all over the web but I find it hard to find organizations based in Managua. Ideally working with a community center or a center for children would be great.

If you know anything on one of these questions please let me know! :)

Granada, Nicaragua
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1. Re: volunteering/working in Managua

the way to go and volunteer has to be in Granada lost of options and also time to make xtra bucks there the ride from Managua is not that bad 45 minutes from La UCA university and US$ 2 round trip. http://vidagranada.com/foundations.html check on this link is quiet helpfull and has many of the organizations in Granada

Byron.

Managua, Nicaragua
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2. Re: volunteering/working in Managua

Greetings CanadianTraveler:

If you want to stay in Managua, of course there are several opportunities to share your time and passion with worthy people and organizations.

Here are a couple:

I would suggest Centro Cultural Batahola Norte:

http://bataholavolunteers.wordpress.com/

or if you want to teach French I would think the Alliance Francaise would be looking for volunteers too.

http://alianzafrancesa.org.ni/

Have a great time in Nicaragua!

Cheers,

Mike @ Farmstay El Portón Verde

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3. Re: volunteering/working in Managua

thank you both! :)

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