Volunteer Resources

Whether this is your first or tenth trip with us, we guarantee that the work you will do, the people you will meet, and the things you will see will make for a truly unforgettable week.

You will be receiving shortly a confirmation email that contains all of the information you submitted with your application. If you would like to pay for your trip now, you can do so here. We know that planning for such a trip can be stressful, so we want to make sure we give you all the information you need. Please review the Volunteer Handbook carefully. It includes important information about how to pack and what to expect on your trip. You may also want to set up a First Giving fundraising page to help raise funds for your trip fees, as well as the Bridges projects you support.

Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your date of travel. For example, if you are traveling on March 23, 2016, then your passport should expire after September 23, 2016. It is up to airport security’s discretion whether to allow individuals to travel with passports that expire within 6 months of the travel date. If you and your group are traveling to Siuna, please email us your passport number and expiration date.

In Nicaragua, some passport-issuing countries require a visa to enter the country. If your passport is issued from a country listed here, you will need to visit the nearest Nicaraguan Consulate to acquire a visa 2 months before travel. Please be in contact with Progam Director Paula Mulhair for more information about this process paula.mulhair@bridgestocommunity.org.

To enter Nicaragua, some visitors will need to present a Health Certificate that they have received a vaccine against yellow fever. Please review the list of passport-issuing countries that will need to present a Health Certificate on the World Health Organization’s website here.

If you haven’t already, please make sure to email us with your flight information.

If you have any questions at any time, please let us know; we are here to help you through the entire planning process and throughout your experience in Nicaragua.

Make sure to check out what volunteers have said about their Bridges to Community experience!