Pack your bags and join us in Nicaragua for the experience of a lifetime! Sign up today for a week-long journey with GRID Alternatives to bring solar power to a school in the rural community of San Pedro de Sabelete in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. On this trip, you will work alongside community members to install off-grid solar systems on the community’s school, while experiencing full immersion in rural Nicaraguan life and culture. The battery-based 1kW photovoltaic system that you will help install will provide lights and AC power to support and improve the quality of communication, education, and recreation for community members.
While in the rural community, your group will participate in cultural activities to better understand the “campesino” way of life. Before and after the installation, volunteers may have a chance to go on a hike, see an eco-resort, enjoy the architecture in a Colonial town, and experience more aspects of Nicaraguan food, music and culture.
Our volunteer program gives you the opportunity to get hands-on experience installing solarenergy systems and make a lasting impact in a community, while our projects demonstrate sustainable models for renewable energy development around the world. The trip fee is $1,600 per person, which covers all lodging, meals, transportation, activities, taxes, and fees during the 9-day stay in Nicaragua, and contributes to project costs. Airfare is not included. Participants can fundraise for the trip from their personal networks or pay out of pocket.