Volunteering Overseas

Get ‘Hands-On’ to Help Make a Difference

Volunteer at a Teach A Man To Fish Partner School!

Our local partners are often able to arrange volunteer placements. They are committed to transforming young people from some of the poorest backgrounds into young entrepreneurs - which means you can get involved with creating school businesses and pick up new skills in areas like organic farming, teaching and tourism as well as helping with regular educational activities!

Placements are currently available in the following locations. Please contact the school directly. 

Nicaragua - Central America 

Centro Técnico Agropecuario La Bastilla, or La Bastilla Technical Agricultural Centrel, is the first rural entrepreneurship school in NicaraguaHoping to reach financial self-sufficiency by 2016, the school has already set up seven businesses, including egg production, dairy processing and a stunning Ecolodge. The project is set in magical cloud-forest surroundings, and is situated on a Rainforest Alliance-certified coffee farm in northern Nicaragua.  

Project Areas: 

  • Education  
  • Environment and Eco-Tourism
  • Business, Sales and Trade, Entrepreneurship


  • Teaching - English, Physical Education, and Cultural Activities (depending on your level of Spanish)
  • Helping to develop an eco-tourism programme
  • Marketing the Ecolodge 
  • And much more! 

Duration of Project: minimum of 1 month.

Costs: Volunteers are expected to cover the cost of their flight, insurance, transfer to the project, accommodation and food. Volunteers will stay in the dormitories at La Bastilla Ecolodge and will liaise with the Ecolodge Manager and School Academic Director whilst carrying out the placement.

Language: An intermediate level of Spanish is essential as none of the students and only two members of staff speak English. This represents an excellent opportunity to improve your Spanish. 

Minimum Age for Volunteers: 18    

For more information about the program please download the full information pack or contact reservaciones@bastillaecolodge.com. Also see www.bastillaecolodge.com


Paraguay - South America

Teach A Man To Fish currently has two partner schools in Paraguay that provide internship opportunities; Fundacion Paraguaya and Centro Educativo Mbaracayu.

Fundacion Paraguaya is one of the leading NGOs in Paraguay. Their pioneering work cuts across the fields of education and microfinance with programs supporting the development and needs of entrepreneurs from the classroom to the workplace.

Project Areas

  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Environment
  • Marketing
  • Business Planning                                                             

Length of Internship: To be considered for an internship applicants must be available for a minimum of 2 months, although longer commitments are welcomed and encouraged.

Background: Current undergraduates, college graduates or graduate students with a strong interest in one or more areas in which Fundación Paraguaya works (microfinance, economic education for children and youth, agricultural high school education).

Language: Spanish proficiency required.

Minimum Age for volunteers: 20

For more information on the range of available intern positions visit Fundacion Paraguaya's website or contact Sara Hooper at the Fundacion Paraguaya: send mail now!



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