AMIGOS is the industry leader in health and safety management. Our staff is prepared to help you with any situation that may arise. All volunteers receive 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. We coordinate with organizations like the Peace Corps, the CDC, and U.S. Embassies to constantly monitor any risks in the areas where we have projects. AMIGOS also has an established network of vetted medical clinics and hospitals throughout the region.
Please note that as of March 16th we have decided to suspend 2020 Summer Programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read an open letter from our President & CEO about this decision here. Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Gap Programs in Ecuador and Uruguay have also been suspended. Click here for more information about COVID-19 and our Gap Program.