AMIGOS Week of Action

December 6–12, 2021

The AMIGOS Week of Action is a week of impact where 90 Youth Ambassadors and Social Impact Accelerator volunteers from across the Americas will be implementing service projects in their communities. To do this, they will hold an event or activity related to their project. This can take many forms, such as organizing their first beach clean-up, launching the podcast they have been working on, or building beds for their community garden.  

Volunteer Project Themes 

Environmental Protection
Food Security
Theatre and Art
Youth Education
Animal Welfare 

 

AMIGOS Community Action 

Dates throughout December 

AMIGOS is hosting four volunteer opportunities in Denver, Houston, the San Francisco Bay area, and Washington D.C. in support of the AMIGOS Week of Action. If you would like to join one of the service days, please see the dates below and RSVP at the link provided.  

Help advance AMIGOS vision of a world where all people are lifelong leaders sharing responsibility for our global community. Join an AMIGOS Week of Action Service Day! 

 

Denver, CO
Toy Drive for Emergency Family Assistance Association and Social Event 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 
6:00–8:30 PM MT
Improper City
RSVP for the social hour here. 

 

Houston, TX
Service Event and Optional Social 

Saturday, December 18, 2021
1:30–4:00 PM CT
Houston Food Bank
Sign up to volunteer here. 

 

San Francisco Bay Area
Service Event 

 Saturday, December 18, 2021 
11:00 AM–1:30 PM PT
San Francisco Food Bank
 Sign up to volunteer here. 

 

Washington D.C.
Service Event 

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 
5:30–8:00 PM ET
Capital Area Food Bank
Sign up to volunteer here.

 

Costa Rica
Service Event

Friday, December 10, 2021
8:00 am–12:00 pm
FUDEBIOL

 

 

Learn More About the Social Impact Accelerator: Powered by Capital Plus Financial 

The Social Impact Accelerator: Powered by Capital Plus Financial is a virtual, bilingual program that builds off students’ previous AMIGOS experience. Through this action-focused accelerator, students bring ideas to reality by implementing a service project in their communities. Volunteers reflect on challenges facing their own communities, brainstorm solutions, and engage with stakeholders to implement an impactful service project. Through the process, students draw upon lessons from their time in AMIGOS and the experiences of young people throughout the region tackling difficult social challenges.  

 

Learn More About Youth Ambassadors 

AMIGOS partners with the US Department of State to administer this fully funded Youth Ambassadors Program for youth from Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and the United States. The Youth Ambassador Program combines leadership development, cultural exchange, and community service throughout the nine-month program which includes a cultural exchange experience and follow-on mentorship while students implement a service project in their local communities.