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Lifting a Community in Nicaragua

Every once in a while we find a beautiful place that's so completely invested in bettering their local community, that its next impossible to put their efforts into one singular box. Ranging from sea turtle conservation, to veterinarian programs, and from eco-friendly community development projects, to improving fresh water supply, this project in northern Nicaragua just about has it all! From simple acts of helpful kindness, to critical improvements in sustainable development, there are many opportunities to make a difference in the lives of the people of Jiquilillo.

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Install Solar Panels for communities in Nicaragua

Volunteer in Nicaragua

GRID Alternatives is hard at work in rural Nicaragua on life-changing projects that bring light and power to schools, health care centers, libraries and other community buildings. Our volunteers do more than simply visit an amazing country; they become immersed in the Nicaraguan culture as they work alongside community members and stay with host families while in the field. 
 GRID Alternatives offers a unique international experience where volunteers learn about renewable energy technologies, make a fundamental difference at a grass-roots level and gain a new perspective about life in another culture.

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  • Program ID: #2307
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    Nicaragua Santa Ana , GR
    Nicaragua
    13° 7' 3.3564" N, 86° 1' 32.5056" W
    Granada NI

Saving Sea Turtles in beautiful Nicaragua

This unique conservation program is one of the best opportunities to participate in a small-scale based community-led project. We strongly believe that communities are fundamental to the long-term conservation of sea turtles. By working closely with local community members who depend economically on the conservation of turtles, we harness their knowledge and maximize conservation efforts. This conservation program is initiated with the aim to extend the unique opportunity of volunteers participating in the protection of hawksbill turtles.

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Volcanology and Ecology in Nicaragua

Volcanology and Ecology in Nicaragua (Earthwatch)

90% of the world’s 1,900 active volcanoes are located along the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire,” where tectonic plates meet with massive force and give us glimpses of the Earth’s power. While we know that live volcanoes play visually dramatic roles in their local environments, the effects of constant low-level emissions or sporadic eruptions of sulfur dioxide and other gases on nearby plants, animals, and people remain unclear.

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  • Program ID: #2092
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    Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua Masaya
    Nicaragua
    11° 58' 58.0008" N, 86° 9' 42.984" W
    NI

Help Install Solar Panels on a School in Nicaragua

Travel with Power to the People to Nicaragua to install solar panels on a school, cafeterias, or community centers in Nicaragua. It is hard to imagine living without electricity when so much of our daily lives depend on it. Electricity allows us to access information, be more efficient and productive in our jobs, experience the comforts of a heated or air-conditioned building, and enjoy the latest innovations in entertainment and communication.

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  • Program ID: #2001
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    Terron Colorado, Nicaragua Granada
    Nicaragua
    11° 43' 48.846" N, 85° 50' 59.694" W
    NI