Volunteer Weeks

June 26- July 3 2022

June 24- July 1 2023
June 23- July 4 2024

Spanish Introduction & Culture

Start the summer off right with a Spanish language and culture course at Project Amigo. You’ll spend the mornings in class under the guidance of a professional and experienced Spanish teacher and in the afternoons you’ll head out to put your new Spanish skills to the test. A Project Amigo scholar will be your personal tutor and guide as you learn more about the region’s language, culture, and communities.  You’ll have a ton of fun, make new friends, and improve your language skills whatever your level. It’s a win-win!

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July 24- July 31 2022

July 30- August 6 2023
July 28- August 4 2024

Swim Week & Back to School

As we enter the hot days of summer, many of us take advantage of heading to a pool or beach to cool off.


In Suchitlan, students do not live near a beach or swimming pool, don’t know how to swim or ever had the opportunity for lessons to learn how to be safe in the water.

Project Amigo hosts the Swim Week to give students an amazing learning experience.


Dedicated volunteers are led by a certified swim coach to teach the fundamentals of swimming, assisting students and having fun in the water.


They also prepare for Project Amigo’s annual backpack giveaway, distributing hundreds of school supplies to incoming students getting them ready for school.


Calling on swimmers to sign up for this very memorable experience helping students learn skills to stay safe and have fun in the water. You also have the opportunity to prepare the backpacks full of school supplies for Project Amigo students getting ready for another school year.

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Oct 8-15, 2022

October 8- 15 2023
October 27-November 3 2024

Mexican Cooking & Environment

During this week, you will help to organize and implement new programs for the communities that will teach the value and methods for recycling, reducing and reusing materials. You will work alongside the children as they bring new ideas to their communities. Afternoons are spent being immersed in the local activities such as learning Mexican cooking, visiting the mangroves, a turtle preserve and an organic banana grower as we explore this hidden corner of Mexico.

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Oct 22 - 29, 2022

Feb 19-26, 2023 

Literacy & Culture

Give the gift of literacy! While it’s well known that Project Amigo provides scholarships to individual students, did you know we also work with whole schools in fostering a love of learning and promoting strong literacy skills? You will help to organize, deliver and install mini-libraries in small, under-serviced, rural schools, work alongside kids as they read, engage one-on-one in literacy and art activities, and create memories with them that can last a lifetime. Afternoons are spent immersing ourselves in the local culture and communities as we explore this hidden corner of Mexico.

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November 22-24 2022
March 7-9 2023
November 21-23 2023
November 2024 (Dates to be determined)

Mini-Volunteer Weeks

Volunteer Experience


A Project Amigo Mini Volunteer Week is a two-night and three-day experience into the “Real Mexico”. It’s an opportunity to take a break from the heat and enjoy the beautiful, cool highlands, close to the volcano.

This hands-on experience allows you to visit our facilities, the migrant workers’ camp, University student housing and more. You will spend time with our students and Project Amigo staff and see how we can help alleviate poverty through education, while enjoying the beautiful Mexican Culture away from the tourist area. We combine our volunteer activities with Cultural Experiences, such as a cooking class, a visit to the Organic Farm, Rum Factory, Coffee processing farm, archaeological
sites or other unique experiences.


Your Mini Volunteer Week includes pickup and drop off in Manzanillo or Lake Chapala Area, two nights superb accommodation, all meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, materials, transportation, special events, fields trips and full-time support of our bilingual Canadian Coordinators.

Cost per person starts at MXN$5,000.00; $325.00 Canadian; $260.00 US. (bodo)

For more info contact

Elly Contreras

(Canadian Liaison)


1.778. 531.5798 (CANADA)
+52.314.150.5966 (MEXICO)

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December 4-11 2022
December 3-10 2023
December 1-8 2024

Christmas Fiesta

Be one of Santa’s little helpers this Christmas! 


Each year Project Amigo students are invited to an enormous Christmas Fiesta. 


Each child receives a new outfit, new shoes,  a gift, and is a special guest at the biggest, most fantastic Christmas Party ever. And you’re invited, too! 


Project Amigo volunteers organize the new shoes, clothes, books and toys and wrap gifts, prepare for the party, put up decorations, stuff piñatas and play host alongside Santa. 


The Christmas Fiesta is a highlight of the year for Project Amigo kids and the Work Week is ideal for volunteer families. 


Your young children or grandchildren will have never seen a Christmas Party like it.

For more info contact us:


January 8- 15 2023 (I)
January 22- 29 2023 (II)

January 7- 14 2024 (I)
January 21- 28 2024 (II)

English Tutoring I & II

Channel your inner teacher at Project Amigo next winter! Each January we invite a group of our high school and university students to stay with us in Cofradia for a week of English language instruction. You will work one-on-one with a bright and talented Project Amigo scholar supporting them as they learn and develop confidence in their English language abilities. After school, hang out with the students as we explore the local area and get to know more about this beautiful part of Mexico. The course is designed by a professional English as a Second Language teacher and facilitated by Project Amigo approved Leaders.


The English Tutoring week is one of our most popular volunteer experiences and sells out fast. Register for your spot now!


For more info contact us:



February 19-26, 2023
February 4-11 2024 (District Governors Week)

Canadiana Volunteer Week

This is a special customized week for volunteers. With a focus on our students in the village of Suchitlan and their study centre, expect some exciting activities.

Volunteers will be able to use their special talents and skills to interact and help enhance the community of Suchitlan and the lives of students.

You will also learn about other aspects and programs of Project Amigo.


For more info contact us:


March 12-19, 2023
February 18-25, 2024
March 3-10, 2024

Construction & Cooking

This week is for those who love to work hard to build for the kids. Each construction week has a dedicated project for participants.


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New Experiences

Dia De Muertos & Cooking
“Day of the Dead” Celebration

October 29 - November 5 2022
October 27- November 3 2024

Spanish Introduction

June 25- July 2023

Hiking Colima 

March 17-24, 2024

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Full-Weeks Info

A volunteer week at Project Amigo is a Mexican experience like no other.

Each week is carefully designed to give you a balanced perspective. Project Amigo students and their families have a great need (the “Project”) and they also have a rich and ancient culture into which they are keen to welcome you ( the “Amigo”). You will spend your week helping provide support and assistance to students, learning about and participating in cultural activities, making a big difference in the lives of others while building friendships that could last a lifetime.


Your program fee of CAD$1500 (includes accommodations, all meals, the full time support of the volunteer coordinator, airport pick up and drop off, transportation, special events, field trips and materials.) Airfare not included.



We believe our volunteers deserve comfort, privacy and a good night’s sleep. You will stay in one of Project Amigo’s large, well-equipped and well-appointed homes in the delightfully friendly, welcoming and altogether completely Mexican village of Cofradia de Suchitlan. Project Amigo’s properties are maintained to an excellent standard of cleanliness and safety. Beyond Project Amigo’s doors English is rarely spoken, there is no resident doctor, and there are no banking facilities. Navigating the village requires care as there are steps into and out of stores and homes, cobble-stoned streets and uneven sidewalks. Please be sure to contact us with any questions or concerns about accessibility at Project Amigo.