“This is an amazing experience, and I recommend everyone to get out and volunteer in an underdeveloped community. You will find some of the kindest hearts that will make you want to go back to them. It’s truly beautiful.”

–Cecelia P., Mount St Mary’s College

About Community Enrichment

ISL’s community enrichment teams participate in a number of projects that enhance quality of life in a developing community. From cleaning up a beach or a neighborhood, constructing or refurbishing schools, clinics, community centers or residences, to planting trees, flowers and vegetable gardens, the ways in which volunteers can contribute are numerous! In additional to lending a much needed hand, volunteers have the opportunity to expand their worldview by experiencing the language, art, cuisine, and customs of another cultural landscape.

Regardless of background, volunteers are able to receive an invaluable opportunity to travel, learn about another culture, and serve a developing community.

Who is Right for Community Enrichment Teams

ISL’s community enrichment teams are a great fit for volunteers of all ages and backgrounds! The only requirements are the desires to serve and explore!

What to Expect

Upon arrival in country, you will be met at the airport by ISL staff. Your team’s first day will be busy with orientation and becoming familiar with your surroundings and fellow volunteers before the community work begins. Your team will eat most dinners out in order to relax and experience the local culture and cuisine. You will learn a few traditional dances and explore some important historical/cultural sites.

Recreational opportunities vary by location, but you will have the opportunities to shop for local crafts and explore geographic treasures such as beaches, volcanoes, rainforests, or caves and explore ruins, city centers, or coffee plantations, and have time for activities such as ziplining, snorkeling, or safari!

Volunteer Involvement

Community enrichment days will be spent cleaning up a beach or a neighborhood, constructing or refurbishing schools or residences, and/or planting trees, flowers and vegetable gardens as well as interacting with the community, especially the children. Your group will be accompanied by professional, bilingual ISL staff at all times.

Safety and Respect

For the sake of security, ISL volunteers remain together as a team from arrival to departure.

ISL prohibits discrimination on the basis of color national origin, disability, sex, gender identity, religion or any other factor.

What To Bring

Project supplies and donations welcomed (please defer to your Volunteer Experience Coordinator for a needed donations list). Volunteers will need funds sufficient to cover one meal per day, premium recreation, personal spending, and departure tax.

*All meals and recreation are provided on All-Inclusive programs.

What ISL Provides

ISL Provides 24-hour accompaniment by professional, bilingual staff, airport pickup/drop off, all ground transportation, all lodging, two meals per day, safe drinking water, professional project guidance, instruction, supplies, cultural tours, and basic recreation.

*All meals and recreation are provided on All-Inclusive programs.

Countries with upcoming Community Enrichment Program Teams

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#NIC512CE9 - Community Enrichment Team in Nicaragua from May 12, 2018 to May 20, 2018 for $1795

Volunteers will be working in ISL partner communities to provide community enrichment services to those in need. While in Nicaragua they will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

Just 4 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!