Every summer, AMIGOS volunteers spend six to eight weeks living with a family in one of eight Latin American countries, completing health, cultural and environmental education projects. AMIGOS currently sends volunteers to Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and Peru where they learn about new cultures and traditions, leadership in community service, and strengthen their language skills through a unique immersion experience.
Our projects give young leaders the opportunity to explore their potential and rise to the challenge of independently managing responsibility within a multicultural setting. We believe that young people have the power and ability to change our world for the better. AMIGOS volunteers are given this opportunity to experience how one summer can change lives!