Corporate Travel

Give your team a life-changing experience that will transform a community. Join us in Nicaragua.

GRID Alternatives’ International Program brings solar power to community buildings, small farmers and homes in rural Nicaragua. Through our “voluntourism” model, we offer a unique week-long international experience that gives corporate teams a chance to learn about solar energy, make a fundamental difference at a grassroots level, and gain a new perspective about life in another culture.

Show your company’s support for clean energy and poverty alleviation by supporting our International Program. You can sponsor a project, send employees on a trip with us, or make a donation.


Why participate?

  • Teambuilding: Improve communication and cooperation on your team by engaging your staff in a fun, inspiring and educational project.
  • Brandbuilding: Showcase your company's commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.
  • Experiential learning: learn technical aspects of off-grid solar and how it impacts communities that live in remote regions.
  • Cultural immersion: Experience program activities designed for a deep personal and team experience that helps individuals understand more about their own culture, values and underlying assumptions about global issues such as energy poverty.

 

 We Work With You

  GRID provides:

  • A corporate liaison in the U.S. who will work closely with your management, HR and employee engagement team.
  • A single GRID point of contact for your team in Nicaragua, who will support you every step of the way.
  • All logistics, transportation, accommodations and meals in Nicaragua coordinated by our GRID team. (Sample itinerary)
  • Bilingual guides to accompany the group at all times — no Spanish needed.
  • Photos you can share internally and externally.
  • Close collaboration with your PR/Communications team before and after the trip to highlight your sponsorship.

Note: Trip does not include airfare to Nicaragua, or travel insurance for participants.


Sponsor a Trip!

Standard Corporate Trip

Solar Homes System Corporate Trip

  • Private, 9-day rural solar expedition in Nicaragua
  • Space for 10 employees
  • Three-day immersive experience in a rural community installing a solar system on a school or health clinic, or a drip irrigation system for a family farmer
  • Unique cultural activities such as a walking tour of a beautiful colonial-style town, visits to artisan markets, volcano hikes, coffee farm tours and more
  • $35,000 sponsorship donation includes all in-country accommodations, meals, transportation, and activity fees
  • Private, 9-day rural solar expedition in Nicaragua
  • Space for 12 employees
  • Three-day immersive experience in a rural community installing GRID-designed small solar home systems on residences in the community
  • Unique cultural activities such as a walking tour of a beautiful colonial-style town, visits to artisan markets, volcano hikes, coffee plantation tours and more
  • $35,000 sponsorship donation includes accommodation, food and in-country transportation

Your Impact

Nicaragua is the poorest Latin country in the western hemisphere, with half of its population living below the poverty line. Millions of people in Nicaragua live without electricity and rely on harmful and polluting alternatives like diesel and gas generators, kerosene lamps, and candles to see at night. Reliable electricity allows people to access information, stay healthy, communicate with others, enjoy entertainment, and live a more comfortable life. Solar electricity provides clean reliable energy 24 hours a day.




Ready to learn more?

For more information about sending your staff on a life-changing trip with GRID, please contact workdays@gridalternatives.org.

Thank you to the following companies for joining us on trips to Nicaragua!


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