Clean Water for All Mission Team
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill
Work together with a team of volunteers and rural community leaders this summer to improve clean water for all!1.6 million people die every year from diarrheal diseases attributable to lack of access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Children under 5 make up 90% of these deaths, (WHO). You are invited to share your skills and passion for service during a 12-day experience in rural Nicaragua to improve access to safe drinking water. Volunteers will work alongside AMOS Staff and community leaders to lead clean water and sanitation workshops, install household water filters in individual family’s homes, and help empower community leaders to know how to monitor the use and functioning of the water filters in the long-run.
This experience will allow you to:
- Immerse yourself in a new culture and language by living among local community members for an extended period of time.
- Understand why clean water is so important for families that live in a rural community
- Reflect on what it means to “serve” and “be of service”
- Practice your Spanish language skills.
- Gain hands-on experience working on a public health project that includes data collection, water education workshops in homes and schools as well as learn about household water treatment systems.
- A unique experience to prepare you for graduate school studies or work in a related field.
- Must be at least 18 to apply
- Must have a passion for service
- A desire to learn and try new things
- Knowledge of Spanish is encouraged, but not required
- Willingness to work alongside local leaders to help improve the health of rural families
The program fee will cover all major expenditures including the following:Airfare is not included in this cost. You are responsible for your own travel plans to and from Nicaragua.
- Trip coordination and logistics planning through a team coordinator
- All meals and lodging at AMOS and in the rural community.
- Accompaniment by AMOS Staff to help process the cross-cultural experience
- Transportation, including pick-up and drop-off at the airport, and between Managua and the rural community
- Orientations, trainings, debriefing sessions
- Project coordination in the field
- Internet at AMOS-Managua offices
- One-day retreat to reflect on your experience as a group and individually
- Tour of Managua
- Trip to a local Nicaraguan market with a chance to purchase souvenirs
Service Trip Dates: June 2nd – June 14th