This opportunity comes to us through our partner, Amigos de las Americas. It’s an especially good fit for YUGA members who want to take their global issues activism to the next level and volunteer in Latin America next summer!
Interested in extending your global understanding, see the work of Plan on the ground, and challenge yourself to a new adventure in Latin America? Consider signing up as an AMIGOS volunteer this summer with Amigos de las Americas!
What’s AMIGOS? AMIGOS is a US-based nonprofit that develops high school and college-aged leaders through intercultural exchanges and collaborative community development in 13 different work sites across Latin America.
Where will I serve? As an AMIGOS volunteer, you will serve in one of ten (10!) countries. You will have the chance to become a part of a host family and truly immerse yourself in the language and culture of another country.
How long is the program? AMIGOS Summer Programs range from just 4-9 weeks long all the way to semester-long and year-long opportunities. You can even become a gap year volunteer after graduating high school. When you volunteer, you collaborate with local youth, community members, and partner agencies to identify and carry out a service project. Explore all of these programs here: http://www.amigoslink.org/projects
What’s required to be an AMIGOS volunteer? To be eligible, you must:
- Be at least 16 years old by September 1, 2014;
- Have completed at least 2 years of high school level Spanish or demonstrate equivalent conversational level, 2+ years of college;
- Experience working or participating in programs in Latin America a big plus!
Excited to start your next adventure with Amigos? APPLY TODAY!
The first round deadline is December 15, so hurry!