"Language and Culture: Immerse yourself." | "Lengua y Cultura: Sumérgete."

Matagalpa is a quiet, cool mountain town with a very progressive spirit and with many options for volunteers. 

Colibri Spanish School offers a variety of options to help you get involved in volunteer work. 

We offer you two options: 

1- VOLUNTEERING

2- VOLUNTEERING AND SPANISH CLASSES

Requirements for volunteer work:

  • Minimum time: 20 hours a week for a social organization / 15 hours a week for Casa de Colibríes.
  • Understand that work is completely voluntary: you will receive no financial renumeration for your work, but what you earn in terms of life experience is priceless
  • Be a highly-motivated, cooperative person who is open to cultural differences 
  • Be willing to have an intercultural experience with impoverished communities 
  • Have an intermediate level of Spanish. 
  • Pay your lodging and meals.

1- VOLUNTEERING

Characteristics:

  • This program is designed for people who wish to volunteer for 6-8 hours a day in a social development organization working with children or 3-4 hours at Casa de Colibríes working on diferent social areas and/or agro-ecological farming techniques for a minimum of one week.

Enrollment process:

If you need more information contact us, will be a pleasure to answer and fill out the inscription directly.

Prices:

VOLUNTEER AT CASA DE COLIBRÍES:

*LUNCH INCLUDED

1st week

2nd week 3rd week 4th week 5th week 6th week 7th week 8th week extra week
US $270 US $256.5 US $244 US $232 US $220 US $209 US $198 US $188 US $150

 

VOLUNTEER IN A SOCIAL ORGANIZATION:

US $299 por semana

 

Include / Our job is:

  • To place volunteers according to their skill set and personal interest
  • To provide the volunteers with an orientation session about the city and about their volunteering site 
  • To accompany the volunteers to their selected volunteering site. We guide you on your first day of volunteering place 
  • To follow-up throughout the volunteering experience and give assistance where needed
  • Evaluate the volunterr process for both parties. 
  • Extension certificate classes and volunteer (if needed).

 

2- VOLUNTEERING AND SPANISH CLASSES

Characteristics:

  • Thought for people who want to learn Spanish and at the same time to volunteer for three to four hours a day in a social development organization or at Casa de Colibríes for a period of 1 week.

*INCLUYE EL ALMUERZO

PACKAGE WITH SPANISH CLASSES + VOLUNTEER AT CASA DE COLIBRÍES

15 hours Spanish Classes + 3/4 hours of volunteer: US$ 270

20 hours Spanish Classes + 3/4 hours of volunteer: US$ 310

PACKAGE WITH SPANISH CLASSES + VOLUNTEER IN A SOCIAL ORGANIZATION

15 hours Spanish Classes + 3/4 hours of volunteer: US$ 355

20 hours Spanish Classes + 3/4 hours of volunteer: US$ 395

Include / Our job is:

 

  • One-on-one Spanish classes / Flexible class schedule according to your volunteering calendar 
  • Study materials: books, authentic exercises, readings
  • Placement in an appropriate level (basic, intermediate, advanced) 
  • Participation in socio-cultural activities organized for all students
  • To place volunteers according to their skill set and personal interest
  • To provide the volunteers with an orientation session about the city and about their volunteering site 
  • To accompany the volunteers to their selected volunteering site. We guide you on your first day of volunteering place 
  • To follow-up throughout the volunteering experience and give assistance where needed
  • Evaluate the process of volunteering for both parties
  • Extension certificate classes and volunteer

Enrollment Process:

If you need more information contact us and we will answer or fill your registration form directly: