Salesforce Family Service Trips 2019

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Salesforce family service trips program 2018-19

Please click here for the Salesforce Trip Interest Form link.

ViviendasLeon has been bringing student and family trips to Nicaragua for more than 15 years.  These trips are a 7 day program for families who want to introduce their children to service and global citizenship while being immersed in a new place, language, people and culture. The trips include 6 days in León and 1 day in Granada, Masaya and Laguna de Apoyo. 

In León our three main goals are to explore the culture, history and language of the city and it's people, work alongside rural families and children in the indigenous communities of Sutiaba near Leon where we are engaged in our multi-disciplinary, sustainable development programs, and spend time throughout the trip learning from local people and educators about Nicaragua, while discussing the experiences we are having at the end of each day. 

In Leon, each family stays together in a homestay, in a neighborhood where we have close relationships with many families. Homestays are an ideal way to get to know how Nicaraguans live; their customs, food and culture. At the end of the trip In the Granada area, we will visit this beautifully restored colonial town, explore the historic market of Masaya and spend the evening and following day at Laguna de Apoyo among the flora and fauna of this ancient volcano and swimming in its beautiful and scenic lake.

Scheduled trips in 2018-19:
December 30, 2018 - January 4, 2019
March 25 - 29, 2019
April 14 - 20, 2019
June 16 - 22, 2019
August 4 - 10, 2019

Trip costs are $1,260 per person for 7 days, plus airfare. All expenses are inclusive within Nicaragua. Flights to Nicaragua from San Francisco are via United Airlines, American Airlines or Avianca.

The Salesforce Matching Grants Program* is available to employees for reducing this cost by 55% with a cap per employee of $2,500.  This trip also qualifies for 20 hours of Volunteer Time Off (VTO).

* Each Salesforce and employee is eligible for a match up to US$5,000 (with a minimum US$50 donation) per fiscal year of an employee’s direct tax-deductible donations to eligible charities. US$2,500 is available immediately, and an additional US$2,500 is unlocked after completing and logging 56 hours of volunteering. Employees can request a Matching Grant through Volunteerforce.