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Youth Leadership Ladder

The journey does not end when your summer does!

Stay involved with AMIGOS by updating your contact information here.

Build your professional skills and experiences through our leadership ladder and check out job opportunities in the US and Latin America.

Outstanding alumni of AMIGOS or applicants with experience working in Latin America have the opportunity to return to our programs and serve as project leadership for our summer programs. All travel and living expenses are covered for these positions and some positions also receive stipend. Interested? Click here to apply.

Participant

  • Assimilate into a Latin American host family.
  • Work directly with host community and partner agency to carry out projects on the ground level.

Project Supervisor

  • Travel from community to community, overseeing 8-10 participants.
  • Work with partner agencies at the local level.

Senior Project Supervisor

  • Support project management, while fulfilling project supervisor duties on a smaller scale (overseeing 5-6 participants).

Associate Project Director

  • Support project director with project management.
  • Maintain project budget.
  • Work with partner agencies on a regional level.

Project Director (PD)

  • Oversee entire project and staff team.
  • Manage partner agency relationships.
  • Act as primary point person for the project to the AMIGOS headquarters.

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Stories

OUR ALUMNI BASE IS OVER 28,000 PARTICIPANTS AND GROWING! THAT MEANS 28,000 AMAZING STORIES AND EXPERIENCES TO SHARE.

 

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AMIGOS has played a pivotal role in my life, with the impact showing up in my daily personal and professional life. I’m married to an AMIGOS alumna. My closest friends today are from my active AMIGOS days. Professionally, AMIGOS really taught me I could do anything I set my mind to, even when at first it seems I don’t know where to start. I continue to renew my commitment to making this world a better place for all of us by supporting AMIGOS. I am now a monthly donor for the fifth straight year!JOE CROWNOVER

I did AMIGOS in Azuero, Panamá and it was the best decision I had ever made. I lived in a community with about a hundred people and my partner and I had kids that would walk from a neighboring community to participate in our campamentos. It was all so inspiring, and made me feel like I was making a difference for the kids.

Throughout the whole experience I made life-long friends, learned about a new culture, and I got to make a real impact in some amazing peoples’ lives. Although it was nothing compared to the impact they made on mine. I was in my community for about 6 weeks, but at the end of it I wanted to stay there for another 2 months because it had become like a second home, a second family.

CLAIRE DIFANI

As a volunteer, I lived with a host family in a small community and organized and implemented a sustainable community project. I never would have encountered these challenges in any other context, and I felt the responsibility keenly. I learned to be responsible, punctual and take the initiative when things needed to get done.

Through AMIGOS, I became aware of the world outside the United States, and saw my life through a different lens. The friendships I made and the experience I had of two incredible Latin American cultures are gifts that will last a lifetime. KILLIAN FAY

Of all the experiences I had during my gap year in Nicaragua, living with a host family was the most valuable. Learning to adapt and live with other people is such a a good life skill, and I feel confident that I’ll be able to handle any roommate that I might have in college. My Spanish has also vastly improved by all the time I’ve spent with my host brothers. It truly feels like I belong to another family, and it can be easy to forget that I haven’t known them my entire life. I’m fortunate to have gotten to know each and every member of my host family, and I’m sure that the bonds I’ve made with them will not break.Mateo Gomez