Team Service Trips


Join AMOS in serving alongside communities in rural or urban areas of Nicaragua. All of our trips are designed to complement the skills of your group with the strengths and needs of our communities through our long-term projects. Email us
at delegations@amoshealth.org to begin planning your trip.


Come Serve with Us!




What is a Delegation?


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A delegation is a group of 10 and 20 people that comes to serve alongside one of our urban or rural communities in Nicaragua and our AMOS staff.


Delegations, or Team Service Trips, help support priority community projects like building water filters for families, health clinics, and school buildings, and conducting community health screenings for pregnant moms and children. In addition to their work projects, groups are encouraged to develop relationships with the people of Nicaragua to learn about the culture and to understand the complexities of poverty and discover what we can do together to improve the health of poor and marginalized people. Through continual accompaniment, love, and support from many delegation teams over the years, AMOS’ work has had a greater impact than if we were to try and do this work alone. In fact, the majority of the communities that we work with have become more organized as a result of the delegations program, giving people more knowledge, skills, and passion to address health issues in their communities.


How to Become a Delegation


We would love to be in touch with you about planning your group’s visit and partnership with AMOS. In order to provide you with the best experience possible, our staff and rural community leaders work hard to prepare for all aspects of a group’s visit. We request that you contact us far in advance (a minimum of 6 months before your desired travel dates) to discuss the details, including:


  • Your group size
  • Your preferred travel dates, including preference for a summer or a year-round trip
  • Costs of your stay while in Nicaragua
  • Fundraising goal for your project costs

We recommend that at least 2 conference/Skype calls be made prior to your arrival. All other communications, however, will be by email. We hope that you will come visit us to learn and serve. Please contact us to start the conversation!


Email us at: delegations@amoshealth.org

Trip Opportunities


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Option One:

Summer Teams


Due to the high traffic of summer teams, AMOS has specific opportunities, availability, and projects that we prioritize during this season.


What types of opportunities are there for summer teams?


  1. Rural Trips.This is our traditional trip where your team travels to a rural community to work alongside the local people on a specific project. Teams typically spend 5-6 days living in the community. This is great for teams that love camping, are excited to experience the beauty of rural areas of Nicaragua, and are ready for an adventure! Typical projects for summer rural teams include construction, water filter, or health-related projects.
  2. Urban Trips.These teams stay on our AMOS Campus on the edge of Managua and work alongside our Urban Clinic in community of Nejapa. These trips don’t require as much physical exertion through hiking, like our rural trips require, and are an incredible opportunity to partner with AMOS Staff and the community of Nejapa. Your team will support the ongoing work of the clinic. Common projects are clinic improvement projects and trainings for the Nejapa Health Educations.

When are summer teams?


View availability for summer teams on the Summer Teams Calendar.





Please consider reserving your slot at least 8 months in advance, as summer slots fill up fast, and because we only offer certain weeks for rural or for urban trips.


If you would like to learn more about delegations, Email us at delegations@amoshealth.org to receive our latest Delegation Leader’s Guide.




Option Two:

Year-Round Rural Teams


While summers are the most popular times for delegations to come work alongside AMOS, we have opportunities year-round for groups to come to Nicaragua.


When are Year-Round Teams?


  • January through late May
  • Mid-August through November


Throughout the year, there are many different available weeks for you to bring down a team on a delegation. Write to us if you are interested in organizing a delegation with your preferred dates. Outside of the summer, we have more availability and flexibility as to when we accept teams. Typically, teams come on a Friday and stay through the following Sunday for a total of a 10 day experience (including travel days).


*Typically, we do not accept teams in December through the first week of January.


What types of projects are done with Year-Round Rural Teams?


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AMOS works with community-identified and prioritized projects. We only work with communities on projects that they are ready for and excited about. We also ensure that projects are equitable, important, and attainable according to the level of community organization that currently exists.

Most of our projects fall into 3 categories:

  1. Construction Projects: clinic repairs, new clinic construction or annex construction, latrine construction.
  2. Water Filter Projects: installing new water filters or following-up up with previously installed water filters.
  3. Health-Related Projects: health stations for pregnant moms and children under 5 years old, nutrition projects, or basic first aid trainings for community members.

If you would like to learn more about delegations, Email us at delegations@amoshealth.org to receive our latest Delegation Leader’s Guide.


Where You’ll Stay


Nejapa Guesthouses


During your time with us, you will spend at least a couple nights on our AMOS campus, enjoying the peaceful atmosphere, hammocks, great food, and comfortable lodging. We take time to have orientations, prepare for projects, and learn about AMOS, Nicaragua, and the projects before jumping into work portion of the trip.





Rural Living


During a rural trip, the community provides housing to your team by opening up their churches, clinic, and school classrooms to accommodate us for the week. We are always so grateful for the community’s generosity and hospitality!


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For more information about what to expect for conditions in the rural communities click here.