VOLUNTEER AND EXPLORE A NEW COUNTRY ON A TWO-WEEK GROUP TRIP

Get a taste of volunteering abroad and AMIGOS with this amazing opportunity to take your first dive into Latin America. This project has the key components of an AMIGOS program, such as volunteering, training, excursions, reflections, and workshops, but is guided by AMIGOS staff. Every day is an authentic, engaging adventure with hands-on service projects, educational talks, and games with local children.

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What you'll do:
  • Go beyond travel and live with a host family in a new country.
  • Make real friendships that last a lifetime.
  • Volunteer side by side with local residents.
  • Improve your Spanish by using it in everyday conversation.
  • Experience a new culture.
  • Earn 60 service hours.
  • Gain confidence and leadership skills that prepare you for college and beyond.

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WHY CHOOSE DISCOVER AMIGOS?

AMIGOS programs provide a unique opportunity to experience a new culture as a local, not a tourist. You’ll lead activities in Spanish, learn local slang, and increase your confidence with real-world practice. You will not believe how fast your Spanish improves when you use it in conversation everyday!

We work with trusted local partner organizations to identify communities that are passionate and committed to working with our volunteers on service projects. You’ll get to collaborate on a service project with volunteers your own age as well as other members of the community.

Do more than just travel — live with a host family, sharing in their day-to-day life! You will become part of your host community, and you’ll connect with people you otherwise would never have the chance to meet. Bond with your host family, make friends, and spend time with your fellow volunteers.

Travel to must-see spots in your host country! You’ll visit unique destinations like volcanoes, ancient ruins, national parks, and historical sites, and see these places from the distinct perspective of someone who has lived in the country and learned about the culture firsthand. Plus, you’ll bond with fellow volunteers and have fun!


2019 PROJECTS
My favorite part of the trip was seeing how strong the relationships we formed were, even in just a few days with community members. When we left Belen (the community I was in), it felt like I'd been there for weeks. Though it was sad to leave all of the new people we'd played and worked with, I was thrilled and impressed by how much we'd collectively accomplished in our short time together.
Sabine, Discover AMIGOS Volunteer