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Service Weeks

June 25 - July 9 2023 (2 week class)
June 23- July 7 2024 (2 week class)

Spanish Immersion

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 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 service 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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October 8- 15 2023
October 27-November 3 2024

Mexican Cooking & Ecology

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 23-30, 2022
Feb 5-12, 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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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 service 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 service families. 


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

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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 service experiences and sells out fast. Register for your spot now!


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

Canadiana Service Week

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

Service 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.


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

Community/Culture or 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, 2023
October 27- November 3, 2024

Spanish Immersion

June 25- July 9, 2023 (2 weeks)
June 23-July 7, 2024 (2 weeks)

Hiking Colima 

March 17-24, 2024

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Full-Weeks Info

The Price and What it Includes ($1500CDN) per person, which includes:

  • Airport Pickup and return (GDL, ZLO, or CLQ)

  • Group accommodations (private room and bath), including housekeeping and laundry

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, every day – alcoholic beverages extra

  • Field trips and admission to any scheduled trips to museums, parks or other planned activities

  • 3 to 6 hours/day for 6 days of practical work or work, play or reading with children

  • Official certificate of volunteer service

  • Emergency contact number 24/7

Deposits and Payments: A deposit of ($500CDN) per person should be made immediately to secure your space. Cheques are payable to Project Amigo Canada Society.
Final Payment: Payment of the final balance is due no later than 45 days prior to the first day of the Service Week.

Changes to Itineraries: Project Amigo is entitled to make any changes, modifications, or deletions, with respect to the program as presently described, if said alterations are considered necessary for the group’s comfort and welfare.

Single Reservations: Single reservations may require an additional charge as indicated on our website.

Travel Documents: A valid passport expiring more the 6 months after the scheduled return flight date is required and, as applicable, any other travel documents that may be required by a home country or Mexico at the time.

Cancellations: must be made in writing to Project Amigo.  There is no penalty for cancellation from the time of deposit prior to 180 days before the start of your Service Week. Cancellations made 90 days or less before the start of the service week will result in the loss of fifty percent (50%) of your deposit.

Cancellations made 60 days or less before the start of the service week will result in a loss of fifty percent (50%) of all amounts paid. Cancellation fees may be applied to future Service Weeks.

Refunds: Once your Service Week has commenced, no refund can be given for accommodations, services, meals, or voluntary absence from the Service Week.

Responsibility: Each volunteer making reservations for or participating in any Project Amigo Service Weeks understands and agrees to all terms, conditions, and limitations set forth herein. Project Amigo shall not be responsible for or liable for, and expressly disclaims any responsibility for, any costs, injury, expenses, or damage to person or property which results directly or indirectly from any act, whether negligent or otherwise, of commission or omission, including but not limited to transportation, lodging, or food and beverage. Project Amigo reserves the right to decline a service week participant or reservation for any reason at any time.



We believe our service 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.

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