Colorado's natural resource management approach is unique in the United States. Spend three weeks in western Colorado finding out why! Meet local leaders, government officials, and entrepreneurs and hear their vision for the future of Colorado's natural environment. Get hands-on conservation experience in some of the country's most majestic scenery.

Financial assistance deadline: March 1. Apply now!

Length Training
Dates
In-Country
Dates
Ages Application
Deadline
Price
Session A 3 weeks

Training on-site

June 29–July 19

15–22 April 15 - Apply now!

$6,975

Financial assistance is available. Apply by March 1st!

If you deferred your participation from a 2020 program, your fee may be lower. Please contact Krista Boscoe at [email protected] for pricing and application details.

Session B 3 Weeks

Training on-site

July 27–August 16

15–22 May 15 - Apply now!

$6,975

Financial assistance is available. Apply by March 1st!

If you deferred your participation from a 2020 program, your fee may be lower. Please contact Krista Boscoe at [email protected] for pricing and application details.

  • Session A
  • Length
    3 weeks
  • Training Dates

    Training on-site

  • In-Country Dates

    June 29–July 19

  • Ages
    15–22
  • Application Deadline
    April 15 - Apply now!
  • Price

    $6,975

    Financial assistance is available. Apply by March 1st!

    If you deferred your participation from a 2020 program, your fee may be lower. Please contact Krista Boscoe at [email protected] for pricing and application details.

  • Session B
  • Length
    3 Weeks
  • Training Dates

    Training on-site

  • In-Country Dates

    July 27–August 16

  • Ages
    15–22
  • Application Deadline
    May 15 - Apply now!
  • Price

    $6,975

    Financial assistance is available. Apply by March 1st!

    If you deferred your participation from a 2020 program, your fee may be lower. Please contact Krista Boscoe at [email protected] for pricing and application details.

About the Project

Project Type

Pod-based. Maximum enrollment is 17.

 

Colorado Facts

Nickname: The Centennial State

State Dinosaur: Stegosaurus

State Animal: Big Horn Sheep

There are four national parks and 42 state parks in Colorado.

The federal government owns more than a third of the land in Colorado.

Colorado has 53 mountain peaks higher than 14,000 feet. This is most of any state in the U.S.!

The 13th step of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver is exactly one mile above sea level.

 

Wolf Reintroduction

In 2020, Colorado voters narrowly passed a resolution to reintroduce the gray wolf to the state, with urban voters generally pro-reintroduction and rural voters largely against.

 

Outdoor Recreation

Colorado was one of the first states whose governor created an outdoor recreation industry office to prioritize business, outdoor recreation, and conservation as they relate to our natural environment.

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado, USA
Find out more about this program

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Program Pillars

Ethical Service

Learn how to create ethical service initiatives by working with–not for–a community, engaging local organizations and partners, and evaluating the impact of your work. AMIGOS works with trusted local partners that are passionate and committed to working with our volunteers on community service projects.

Cultural Humility

Cultural humility is a process of both self-reflection about your own culture as well as learning about other cultures. You will examine your own beliefs and cultural identity and gain an understanding of how structural racism has impacted societies and the roles that communities can take to lead systemic change.

Leadership

Learn, grow, and discover your leadership potential! Explore your sense of purpose and start to establish your personal goals and values through introspection and inquiry.

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Why Choose AMIGOS?

Have an Adventure

Travel to must-see spots in the state! You’ll travel as a group to experience unique destinations Colorado has to offer, like protected areas, mountains, rivers, and historical sites. You’ll get to see these places from the distinct perspective of someone who is learning the context and history of the area. Plus, you’ll bond with their fellow volunteers and have fun!

Travel with Trust

AMIGOS is the industry leader in health and safety management. Our staff is prepared to help you with any situation that may arise. Each volunteer receives a personalized emergency plan, as well as support from local staff teams and a professional 24-hour On-Call Safety Team of travel specialists, doctors, and mental health specialists. A Health and Wellness Coordinator is on staff with the group throughout the duration of their stay. AMIGOS also has an established network of vetted medical clinics and hospitals throughout the region.

Training for AMIGOS and Beyond

Prepare for AMIGOS through guided training in topics like: cultural humility, health and safety, emotional intelligence, travel safety, leadership, and team building.

Upon arrival in the field, you’ll start area-specific training with your pod. During your time with AMIGOS, you’ll meet regularly with an AMIGOS staff member who serves as your mentor.

AMIGOS has just been an opportunity for me to grow as a person and become the best version of me possible. That’s pretty much why I came here—just to grow and have a great experience and learn more about myself and other cultures. It’s just been fantastic.

—Lex, AMIGOS Volunteer

Program Requirements
  • Meet the health criteria for AMIGOS participation and follow the mental health procedures if necessary.
  • Receive required immunizations and medications
  • Be age 15–22 on the project start date
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