Norwich University Trip To Serve in Nicaragua

March 11th, 2018

Date(s) - March 11, 2018 - March 18, 2018

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Norwich University Trip To Serve in Nicaragua

March 11-18

Trip Description

Corner of Love invites participants from Norwich University, the greater Boston and New England-area, and all those connected to Corner of Love Team Leader Paulette Thabault to serve with us this March as part of an international experience in global healthcare. (If you are not affiliated with any of these, YOU MAY STILL APPLY by first emailing

This specialized team with students and faculty will carry out four medical-dental clinics in rural, mountainous communities where families survive on less than $1 U.S. per day and most lack basic needs like clothing, potable water, and medicine. Each day we’ll pack our supplies, load them onto trucks and buses, and venture out to set up these mobile clinics that offer stations like height and weight, visual acuity, general medicine, dental care, pharmacy, clothing, family counseling station, and more. One day of clinic will also be held at our own facility, Plaza de Bondad on La Lima River (one kilometer from our Quinta).

Though our team will include healthcare professionals, as with any Corner of Love trip, you do NOT have to a licensed professional to join this group. We also need general volunteers who are willing to help count pills and vitamins, organize the pharmacy, sort shoes and donations, and run the clinics. We have many jobs like filling goodie bags, sorting charts, separating toiletries, etc. that do not require healthcare knowledge. Of course there is always a need for doctors and dentists too! Spread the word! We have room for up to 80 participants on this week.

Get your application in early to reserve your spot.

“Nos vemos en la Quinta!”

Trip Activities:

  • Medical Services: YES
  • Eye Care: YES
  • Dental Care: YES
  • Wellness Day for Community: YES
  • Open to Families With Minors: YES
  • Clothing & Shoe Distribution: YES
  • Service at New Facility (Plaza de Bondad): YES

Suggested Itinerary:

ARRIVAL DAY: March 11– any flight arriving in Managua on this date

DEPARTURE DAY: March 18 – any flight departing on this date

On these dates a COL staff person or representative will meet you at the airport. COL staff may be inside the secure area of the airport (wearing a Corner of Love t-shirt so you can identify them) or waiting outside the glass doors where you will come out.

Please note that because our team members often arrive throughout the day, our staff may instruct you to wait at a nearby restaurant or hotel while we welcome additional participants who arrive after you. Kindly be prepared to spend the afternoon or evening standing-by while we welcome those who arrive after you. If this is asked of you, our staff will take you to the waiting place and you will have access to wi-fi, food, etc. You may want to bring a bit of extra funds to buy lunch or dinner there. Usually all flights are in by 9PM, at which time we pick up team members who are waiting, load the last travelers, and then depart for San Ramon. (Departure time may be earlier, depending on the travel schedules of team-members.)

Alternative Itinerary:

If you arrive a day or more early we recommend staying at Camino Real (better hotel for resting) or Hilton Princess (better hotel for sightseeing) and prefer that we make the reservation for you. Please contact us so we can arrange your accommodations. You will be able to pay the hotel directly by cash or credit card.

If you depart after the scheduled “end date” you will be responsible for your own transportation and accommodations. If you need assistance with this please contact us.

On alternate dates a COL staff person or representative may or may not meet you at the airport. For this reason, less critical mission cargo is usually assigned to early travelers. (I.E. You will likely not carry meds or other prescription items that sometimes require our assistance to clear customs.) Approximately 3 to 7 days before you travel, we will email instructions on how to board the hotel’s shuttle and how we will connect with you.

Our team will depart to San Ramon on the Suggested Itinerary ARRIVAL DAY, usually at 9PM. Make sure to communicate with us about arriving early or staying past the end date.

Team Leaders

If you are new to Corner of Love:
If you are connected to Norwich University: Paulette Thabault (Team Leader)

Team Size

We hope to have 30-60 team members. Please spread the word and invite others!


Participants from Norwich University, the greater Boston and New England-area, and all those connected to Corner of Love Team Leader Paulette Thabault. If you are not affiliated with any of these, YOU MAY STILL APPLY by first emailing

Quinta Hosts:

Nelson & Tanya Amador

Registration Steps:

  1. Please send your trip application and deposit before January 5. After that, you may still sign up and join the team, but we will ask that the cargo assigned to you be less-critical items (such as toys and clothes, instead of medicine).
  2. Acquire your plane ticket
  3. Request a copy of the Team Handbook, sign Disclosure Set, return completed disclosures to the Corner of Love U.S. office.
  4. Seek tax-deductible donations for your trip cost ($1250 payable in the U.S., $100 payable in Nicaragua)
  5. Read all info under “GO TO NICARAGUA” section at
  6. Speak with Paulette Thabault regarding team meetings that will likely be held in MA. and/or VT. in fall 2017.
  7. Help collect funds and supplies. Pack the items collected in 50lb cargo luggage if you are outside Washington State, or pick up cargo luggage from Paulette Thabault. Each participant is asked to bring two suitcases or bins weighing 50lbs each. (Most airlines charge $40 for the 2nd piece of cargo. Please be prepared to pay this when checking-in at airport) If you are in Washington State, please visit Corner of Love’s Chapter Office behind 7-11 to retrieve two pre-packed pieces of cargo.


  • $1250 payable in the U.S.
  • $100 payable in Nicaragua
  • $90 – $120 recommended spending money for entry visa, two dinners out, souvenirs


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Corner of Love
22142 SE 237th St. #100
Maple Valley, WA 98038

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