Nicaragua volunteer trip

Esteli, Nicaragua

Home construction

Help build new homes with those in need.

9 days

Trip cost: US$2,010

Travel to Nicaragua and help Habitat for Humanity build homes for families in need of safe, decent and affordable shelter.

As you build with the family, you’ll be welcomed into the community. Eat traditional gallo pinto and other typical foods, meet the neighbors whose community you’re helping to improve and explore local sites. You’ll also learn about the innovative and holistic approach Habitat Nicaragua takes to serve families in need of decent shelter. This trip is a unique opportunity to experience life inside the culture.

Global Village sends volunteers to build with Habitat for Humanity projects across the world. Get your hands dirty on the work site, meet families whose housing situations have been improved with Habitat’s help, experience the country like an insider and do it all alongside a team of like-minded volunteers. No experience is required! This build is your next step with Habitat to make the world a better place.


  • Saturday: Arrive. Arrive at Managua airport, where Habitat for Humanity staff welcomes you. Travel to accommodations and meet your team over dinner.
  • Sunday: Learn. Habitat staff will orient you to our work in Nicaragua and introduce you to the community in which you’ll work.
  • Monday-Friday: Build. Build on-site, with free time and team activities in the evenings.
  • Saturday: Explore. Travel to Granada, stopping at beautiful cultural sites along the way, then enjoy a final team dinner.
  • Sunday: Goodbyes. Continue your journey in Nicaragua independently or head home.

Meals and accommodations

Teams stay at modest, comfortable hotels, two to three people per room. Enjoy a variety of cuisine prepared by locals.

Tasks on the work site

International volunteers may work in all stages of home construction. Regardless of what stage the house is in when the team arrives, responsibilities will likely include digging, carrying bricks, mixing cement, compacting dirt, moving materials and painting.

Leading this team

Sally Filmore and Sara Doud will lead this trip to Nicaragua and are excited to tell you more about the experience!

When asked why they’re excited to lead another trip, Sara and Sally said, “We love the challenge of taking a team to a new place and working to ensure everyone has a memorable experience in interacting with each other and the local people. We’ve always found that team members are excited to be exploring a new culture, giving back to others, learning local building techniques and having a good time doing it.”

Join this trip

Once you fill out the trip application, a team leader will be in touch to tell you more about this trip and answer any questions you may have.
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