Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Islands

Building Friendships since 1986

Want to work on Ometepe for a year?

Each year, the Sister Islands Association hires one person to work as assistant office manager in our office on Ometepe. Applications are being accepted now for a position that will begin in early fall.

The office volunteer assists our office manager, Dorita Gutierrez Traña, and our scholarship coordinator, Maria Estela Alvarez. It’s also an opportunity to participate in a long-term cultural exchange with people throughout our sister island.

The  position is typically filled by a recent college graduate, but past volunteers have also included several mid-career teachers. People with work experience in other fields would also be welcome. The job requires a one-year commitment, good Spanish fluency, and dedication to the goals and vision of the organization. We consider this a volunteer position, though we do provide lodging in the office, a modest stipend, and health insurance, along with round-trip airfare for volunteers who stay a year.

If you are interested or have questions, please phone Betsy Carroll, president, at (206) 842-6266, or use our contact form. To download the application and read the current contract and the waiver we ask volunteers to sign, go to the office volunteer section here.