La Esperanza Granada
Volunteer/Internship Application Form
Thank you for choosing to volunteer with La Esperanza Granada. The work of our volunteers is important to the children you will work with as well as to us as an organization. We will do the best we can to make your experience here enjoyable and rewarding. We would like give you a fair picture of our expectations for working as a volunteer or intern with La Esperanza Granada.
Our Code of Conduct
To be respectful of Nicaraguan culture, and those of other volunteers. Treat all individuals with a sense of dignity, respect, and worth. Make a personal commitment to be nonjudgmental about cultural differences, and try to maintain an open mind, and a positive attitude.
Be dependable, recognizing the commitment and responsibility to your volunteer assignment.
Kindergarten assistants and grade 1 assistants/tutors work from 7:30 - 12:00 noon. The English teams work with the higher grades, 4, 5 and 6 who attend school in the afternoons, so hours are 12:30 - 4:30. Volunteers in our learning centers work either morning or afternoon shifts (both 4-5 hours). Although evenings are free, please reserve night-life for the weekend. It is particularly important not to turn up suffering the after effects of a big night. Working with the children is demanding so requires a high level of energy and alertness.
In the schools and learning centers, a La Esperanza Granada t-shirt with long shorts, skirt or trousers. Closed footwear is advised.
There is a volunteer meeting each Tuesday at 5:00 pm (about 40 minutes). Attendance is required.
Housing (if you choose to stay in our volunteer housing):
No drugs, no pets, no overnight visitors, smoking in open areas only, consideration for all others in the house, do your own dishes, and clean up your own mess.
$20 administration fee to be paid in cash at orientation. Contribution to rent (for volunteer housing) is to be paid in full, or for at least four weeks, in cash at orientation. T-shirts are to be paid for in cash at orientation – minimum two (US$5.00 each).
We have tried to make the application process as simple as possible. Please fill in all of your personal details, information regarding your background, and desire to volunteer. If you have any further questions just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will answer you promptly.Note: We reply to all applications very quickly. If you do not receive a reply within 48 hours please check your spam folder.