Become a Volunteer Mentor

Lead a class twice a week and share your passion with our students

BPP is looking for volunteers who live in San Juan del Sur, with big hearts and a desire to give back, to join our team and help us shape the personality of our next semester. Volunteer Mentors teach a one-hour apprenticeship, twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays during a morning or afternoon time slot of their choice. Past semester apprenticeships have included Crochet, Theater, Photography, Art, Board Games, Gardening, Cooking, Music, Yoga & More. We encourage you to get creative! Expanding our children’s access to variety helps them discover their skills, talents and passions so they can continue to lead happy, healthy and productive lives.

If you are interested, please contact us, send an inquiry to, or stop by our office in San Juan del Sur! The sooner you sign up, the sooner you can start planning your classes! Early application increases the chances of getting the teaching time slot of your choice.


Words from a Mentor

Here is one of our volunteer mentors has said about the program

Elena Chernock

Boston, USA - Theatre Mentor 2010

"Working with Barrio La Planta allowed me to utilize all of the skills I had learned in my life and in my career so far. I was able to share with my students’ sustainable artistic and communication skills. But the most rewarding part of the experience was what my students taught me; about humility and diversity and strength. My students inspired me as much I inspired them. Working with the children of BPP was not only a great way to spend my time, it helped me clarify my own goals in life and appreciate the things I love from a whole new perspective."