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, plus 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

Staci Summer will lead this trip to Nicaragua and is excited to tell you more about the experience.

When asked why she’s leading this trip, Staci said, “I don’t know how it is possible to wind up feeling like I’ve been given more than I gave, but it happens. It happens every single time I leave my home to connect with another culture and to help someone else have what has come so easily to me. This is why I build. Because on the work site the playing field is level. Racial, religious, economic, social barriers fade away while we co-labor. To me, this is the labor of love: to so lose yourself in the ‘doing’ that you simply enjoy the ‘being.’ To learn more about me, check out”

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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