Work weeks info

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


Your program fee of $1200 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.


Christmas Fiesta 


December 2-9,  2018 Closed. For more info contact


Be one of Santa’s little helpers this Christmas! Each year Project Amigo students are invited to an enormous Christmas Fiesta. Each child receives a new outfit, new shoes, and a gift--and is a special guest at the biggest, most fantastic Christmas Party ever. And you’re invited, too! Project Amigo volunteers wrap gifts, put up decorations, stuff piñatas and play host alongside Santa. The Christmas Fiesta is a highlight of the year for Project Amigo kids and the Work Week is ideal for volunteer families. Your young kids or grandkids will have never seen a Christmas Party like it.


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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. 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 two-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. This property is owned by the Johnson family who generously loans it to house volunteers.


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. This property is owned by three families who generously loan it to house volunteers.


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!