Apply to a SOL Work Group

A “SOL work group” is a team of volunteers who travel together to Nicaragua to learn, share and serve in partnership with local communities. North American volunteers spend 6-9 days together, working alongside of Nicaraguans to share in the construction of a school, learning center, garden, or other educational project. The transformative work group experience is designed to promote solidarity and cross-cultural understanding between people of the global north and global south through hands-on community based projects, face to face meetings, and active participation in SOL’s programs, in order to better understand and reduce poverty and inequality in the world.

If you are interested in joining a SOL Work Group in 2016, please complete the following steps:

  1. Contact SOL’s Work Group Program Director, who will help you determine which group is best for you. If you already know what group you will join, skip to Step 2.
  2. Once you know which group you want to apply to, download and (carefully!) review the SOL Work Group Volunteer Packet here: SOL Work Group Volunteer Packet.
  3. Submit your SOL Work Group Volunteer Application online. To complete the application you will need your passport number (if available) and your medical insurance information.  Individuals under 18 years of age will need both parents to sign the application.
  4. Make a deposit of $500 to complete your application.
  5. Get in touch with your group leader to find out about pre-departure group meetings and begin preparing for your trip.

Please read all of the additional documents and resources Work Group Volunteer Information (listed at right).