Frequently Asked Questions
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No. Check with the CDC website and your local healthcare provider for recommendations, but Nicaragua and CODN do not currently require any shots.
Yes. Bills over $20 are not recommended and may not be accepted by all vendors.
A child is considered fully sponsored at $200.
CODN has private volunteer quarters with it’s own bathroom.
CODN has a comfortable team house on the property for teams and visitors.
Generally yes but you need to contact your bank/card issuer prior to international travel to unlock your card for international use. Please note that there is sometimes a service fee associated with using a card overseas. Ask your financial institution for details before traveling.
Yes! We will coordinate a proper ratio of translators as needed for visiting teams.
No. In order to comply with Government and social service policies no pictures/video of the children are permitted to be posted online. Feel free to take pictures to remember your trip and share those with friends/family/churches locally, just not online.
The two main goals of teams that come to CODN are:
(1)To expose those coming on the team to international missions and to connect with the local church to serve surrounding communities.
(2)To expose those coming on the team to CODN to connect with the children and to build a relationship that will result in long term partnership and support.
Yes, it is possible. You would need to contact an adoption agency for all questions and guidance. CODN has no role in the adoption process.
Volunteers mainly serve by working shifts caring for the children in the orphanage. You will be filling in gaps in the schedule when our full time employees take of for vacation, sick days, etc… Volunteers can also serve in other capacities depending on your abilities such as, teaching English class, teaching music class, maintenance, farming, driving, etc...
Anywhere from three months to one year. You are welcome to schedule a visit but we do not accept volunteers for less than three months. We are not currently accepting volunteers.