Work weeks info

A Work Week at Project Amigo is a Mexican experience like no other. Each Work Week is carefully designed to give you a balanced perspective – certainly our kids and their families have great need (the “Project” half) but they also have a rich and ancient culture into which they are keen to welcome you (the “Amigo” half.) You will spend your week working and playing in the tiny rural villages, in the beachside towns, in the migrant work camps and in the schools and the communities in which reside the heart and soul of Project Amigo- our kids! When you volunteer for a Work Week at Project Amigo, you will make a difference while building friendships to last a lifetime.

 

Your program fee of $1500 (includes accommodations, all meals, the full time support of the volunteer coordinator, airport pick up and drop off, transportation, special events, field trips and materials. Airfare not included.

 

 

English Tutoring

 

Jan 12 - 19, 2020

Jan 26 - Feb 2, 2020

Jan 10 - 17, 2021

Jan 24 - 31, 2021

Channel your inner teacher at Project Amigo next winter! Each January we invite a group of our high school and university students to stay with us in Cofradia for a week of English language instruction. You will work one-on-one with a bright and talented Project Amigo scholar supporting them as they learn and develop confidence in their English language abilities. After school, hang out with the kids as we explore the local area and get to know more about this beautiful part of Mexico. The course is designed by a professional English as a Second Language teacher and facilitated by Project Amigo approved Leaders.

 

The English Tutoring week is one of our most popular volunteer experiences and sells out fast. Register for your spot now!

 

For more info contact us:

info@projectamigo.org

Community & Culture

 

Feb 9 - 16, 2020 Construction
Feb 23 - March 1, 2020, Alaska Group
March 1 - 8, 2020 Boise Group
March 14 - 21, 2020 (Literacy Can Interact / Nevada Group)
March 7 - 14, 2021 Construction - OPEN
March 28 - April 4, 2021- OPEN
Oct 27 - Nov 4, 2020, Alaska Group - OPEN
Nov 15 - 22, 2020 - OPEN
Feb 7 - 13, 2021 - OPEN
Feb 21 - 28, 2021 - OPEN

Give the gift of literacy! While it’s well known that Project Amigo provides scholarships to individual students, did you know we also work with whole schools in fostering a love of learning and promoting strong literacy skills? You will help to organize, deliver and install mini-libraries in small, under-serviced, rural schools, work alongside kids as they read, engage one-on-one in literacy and art activities, and create memories with them that can last a lifetime. Afternoons are spent immersing ourselves in the local culture and communities as we explore this hidden corner of Mexico.

 

For more info contact us:

info@projectamigo.org

Spanish & Culture

 

Jun  28 - Jul 05, 2020 OPEN

Jul 4 - 11, 2021- OPEN

Start the summer off right with a Spanish language and culture course at Project Amigo. You’ll spend the mornings in class under the guidance of a professional and experienced Spanish teacher and in the afternoons you’ll head out to put your new Spanish skills to the test. A Project Amigo scholar will be your personal tutor and guide as you learn more about the region’s language, culture, and communities.  You’ll have a ton of fun, make new friends, and improve your language skills whatever your level. It’s a win-win!

 

For more info contact us:

info@projectamigo.org

Swim Week &

Back to School

 

Jul 28 - Aug 3, 2019, FULL
Jul 19 - 26, 2020  OPEN
Jul 25 - Aug 1, 2021, OPEN

 

For more info contact us:

info@projectamigo.org

Board of Directors

 

Oct 28 - 30, 2019 - FULL
Nov 3 - 5, 2020 - OPEN

 

 

 

For more info contact us:

info@projectamigo.org

Environmental

Week

 

Nov 10-17, 2019, FULL

 

Private Group

Apr 11 - 19, 2020 - OPEN

 

Help spread the need for sustainability in the global environment. Children living in rural

 

Colima are immersed in a culture that grows tropical fruits, vegetables and coffee without

using chemicals, but only because that’s the way their culture has always done it. Project

Amigo provides scholarships to many individual students to further their educations, but we

also work with those students and whole schools on improving living conditions, nutrition and

community programs. This is Project Amigo’s first Work Week with a focus on sustainability.

During this week, you will help to organize and implement new programs for the

communities that will teach the value and methods for recycling, reducing and reusing

materials. You will work alongside the children as they bring new ideas to their

communities. Afternoons are spent immersing ourselves in the local activities such as

visiting the mangroves, a turtle preserve and an organic banana grower as we explore this

hidden corner of Mexico.

 

For more info contact us:

info@projectamigo.org

Christmas 

Fiesta

 

December 8-15,  2019 - Contact for info

December 6 - 13, 2020 - OPEN

 

Help spread the need for sustainability in the global environment. Children living in rural

 

Colima are immersed in a culture that grows tropical fruits, vegetables and coffee without

using chemicals, but only because that’s the way their culture has always done it. Project

Amigo provides scholarships to many individual students to further their educations, but we

also work with those students and whole schools on improving living conditions, nutrition and

community programs. This is Project Amigo’s first Work Week with a focus on sustainability.

During this week, you will help to organize and implement new programs for the

communities that will teach the value and methods for recycling, reducing and reusing

materials. You will work alongside the children as they bring new ideas to their

communities. Afternoons are spent immersing ourselves in the local activities such as

visiting the mangroves, a turtle preserve and an organic banana grower as we explore this

hidden corner of Mexico.

 

For more info contact us:

info@projectamigo.org

Mini Volunteer Week Experience

 

Nov 26 - 27, 2019 FULL

Jan 7 - 9, 2020 - OPEN

March 10 - 11, 2020 OPEN

 

Designed with the Vacationer, Expat, and Snowbird in the Manzanillo area in mind, a Project Amigo Mini Work Week is a one night, two day experience into the “Real Mexico”. 

It’s an opportunity to take a break from the heat and enjoy the beautiful, cool highlands, close to the volcano.

This hands-on experience allows you to visit our facilities, the migrant workers’ camp, University Student housing and more. You will spend time with our students and Project Amigo staff and see how we can help alleviate poverty through education.

Your Mini Volunteer Week includes pickup and drop off in Manzanillo, one night accommodation, all meals, snacks and non alcoholic beverages, materials, transportation, special events, fields trips and full timesupport of our bilingual Canadian Coordinators.

Cost per person MXN$3000.00 PPSO (CDN$225.00), MXN $2700.00 PPDO (CDN$200.00)

 

For more info contact

Elly Contreras

(Canadian Intermediary)

elly@projectamigo.org

Accommodations

 

We believe our volunteers deserve comfort, privacy and a good night’s sleep. You will stay in one of Project Amigo’s large, well-equipped and well-appointed homes in the delightfully friendly, welcoming and altogether completely Mexican village of Cofradia de Suchitlan. Project Amigo’s properties are maintained to an excellent standard of cleanliness and safety. Beyond Project Amigo’s doors English is rarely spoken, there is no resident doctor, and there are no banking facilities. Navigating the village requires care as there are steps into and out of stores and homes, cobble-stoned streets and uneven sidewalks. Please be sure to contact us with any questions or concerns about accessibility at Project Amigo.

 

Project Amigo properties include:

 

La Hacienda: our headquarters, offices, kitchen, dining room, meeting space, and two upstairs bedrooms for those who want to stay close to all the action

 

Casa Johnson: a large and beautiful 2 story, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home decorated in modern Mexican style with pick-your-own bananas in the front garden and a basketball court out back

 

Casa Suegras: a stylish walled property featuring 6 apartment style bedrooms with a shared outdoor kitchen/living area, gardens, seating areas and a roof with a magnificent view of the hills, valleys and volcanoes surrounding the village

 

Casa Mayhew: Mexican olde-worlde at its best. Three bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, a traditional-style living room and airy kitchen are built around a central courtyard with a fountain and meticulously maintained gardens, all decorated in charming Mexican style.

 

Come experience authentic Mexican village life with us. We hope to see you soon at Project Amigo!

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