Volunteer Weeks

July 4-11, 2021

June 26-July 3, 2022

June 24-July 1, 2023

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!
 

For more info contact us:

pacs@projectamigo.org

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July 25 to August 1, 2021
July 24-31, 2022

July 30-Aug 6, 2023

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.
 

For more info contact us:

pacs@projectamigo.org

October 9-16, 2021
Oct 8-15, 2022

Oct 7-14, 2023

Environmental & Mexican Cooking Classes Week

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.

For more info contact us:

pacs@projectamigo.org

October 30- November 6, 2021

Mar 20-27, 2022

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.

For more info contact us:

pacs@projectamigo.org

Nov 23-25, 2021

Jan 18-20, 2022

Mar 8-10,  2022

Mini-Volunteer Weeks

Volunteer Experience

A Project Amigo Mini Volunteer Week is a three day and 2
nights experience into the “Real Mexico”. These are generally scheduled mid to late November, mid January and early March.

 

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.


Your Mini Volunteer Week includes pickup and drop off in Manzanillo, 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 ranges from (CAD) $300-$350

 

For more info contact

Elly Contreras

(Canadian Intermediary)

elly@projectamigo.org

December 5- 12, 2021
Dec 4-11, 2022

Dec 3-10, 2023

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:

pacs@projectamigo.org

January 9-16, 2022
January 23-30, 2022 includes Computer Project Inauguration

English Tutoring

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:

pacs@projectamigo.org

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.

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ACCOMMODATION

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.