Volunteer in a Local Community

Spend a Day Helping Out in a Disadvantaged Local Neighborhood.

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DESCRIPTION

Rate per person from $150

During this full-day tour with the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) you will learn about the issues that the impoverished local community faces and have a meaningful experience as you interact with the residents while you prepare and serve a meal at the local soup kitchen.

The town of Alajuelita on the outskirts of the capital is the home to primarily Nicaraguan immigrants who are seeking refuge from natural disasters, political conflict, and lack of economic opportunities in their home country. Many of them are women and children. FIMRC provides psychological services and educational outreach programs out of a free medical clinic for this population, the majority of which lack health insurance and cannot afford medical care.

Your FIMRC representative will explain the tasks that you will be helping with during the four hours of volunteer time. If time permits, you’ll go on a tour of the neighborhood to learn about community issues and meet some of the people that are served by the local programs. Afterwards, you head to the local soup kitchen where you will help by preparing and serving local children and mothers a healthy mid-day meal. No experience required; this activity is great for everyone.

*Part of the tour cost will be donated to FIMRC to help them achieve their goals.

Note: FIMRC’s projects vary so your experience may differ depending on the day’s priorities. Tour only operates Monday to Friday.

Includes: Round-trip transportation, bottled water, bilingual host staff.

Recommended attire: Casual/comfortable clothes, long pants, comfortable shoes, no jewelry or valuables.

Bring: Camera

*Prices reflect the least expensive rates during low season and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us and share your travel dates. Final package pricing includes taxes, domestic transport, tours and lodging as described unless otherwise indicated. The package does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.