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End of Summer in Barahona


After four weeks immersed in the local culture, the Session B volunteers’ adventure-filled experience came to an end with a heartfelt candle lighting ceremony where…

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Getting to Know Barahona


Our staff team is very excited to see how our volunteers’ leadership skills and Spanish are playing out in their communities! Volunteers are in their…

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Call Home Dates: Dominican Republic Session B


Volunteers on Session B of the San Juan Project will be calling home July 22–25 as their supervisors visit them in community. Some of you…

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Session A: Debriefing and Goodbyes


On Sunday night, Block A debriefing concluded with an emotional candle lighting ceremony where the AMIGOS volunteers, staff, and partner agency representatives reflected on their…

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Volleyball Tournament and Route Update


This week our volunteers spent the most time sharpening their teamwork skills and taking their volleyball team to the next level. Surely they enjoyed their…

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Calling Home: Dominican Republic Project


We wanted to let you all know that volunteers on Session A of the Barahona Project will be calling home this week on a rolling…

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Route Update from the Dominican Republic


For this week’s blog we want to feature each of our Project Supervisors’ routes so that you get a glimpse of how the volunteers have…

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Host Family, Local Youth, National Volunteer Training, and Briefing


Wow! This past week was jam packed with excitement and hard work. The Project Staff Team was busy with trainings for national volunteers, host families,…

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Survey in the Dominican Republic


For the last two weeks AMIGOS Directors and partner agency Plan International (PLAN) have been working hard to set up this year’s program in Barahona:…

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Our vols enjoyed their last day in the Dominican Republic exploring the Zona Colonial and walking down El Conde #amigosdelasamericas ...

The volleyball tournament was a huge success thanks to our amazing volunteers and massive local youth involvement #volunteerpower #youthleadership #culturalexchange ...

Tournaments going too well for the show that the sun can’t even stop this. #youthempowerment #stayhydrated #volleyball #amigosdelasamericas ...

Just enjoying Barahona’s gorgeous and diverse landscape! #GetOutOfYourElement #communityservice #youthleadership ...