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.

English tutoring

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!



English Tutoring

Jan 10 - 17, 2021 - OPEN

Jan 24 - 31, 2021 - OPEN

Community & culture

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.


Literacy & Culture
Oct 27 - Nov 4, 2020 Alaska Group - OPEN
Nov 15 - 22, 2020 - OPEN
Feb 7 - 13, 2021 - OPEN
Feb 21 - 28, 2021 - OPEN

Spanish & culture

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!

Spanish Language & Culture
Jul 4 - 11, 2021 - OPEN

Swim week &

back to school


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Swim Week & Back to School
Jul 25 - Aug 1, 2021 - OPEN

Board of directors


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Board of Directors
Nov 3 - 5, 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.


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Mini Work Weeks

Can't make it for a full week? The mini Work Week is just for you!

November 24-25, 2021: Community and Construction

Designed with the vacationer, expat and snowbird from the coastal area in mind, a Project Amigo Volunteer Experience is a one night, two-day experience into the “Real Mexico”.

Cost per person MXN$3,000.00; $225.00 Canadian; $200.00 US.

February 16,17,18  and March 2,3,4, 2021: Mexican Cooking and More

Many of our former participants of the Volunteer Experience have expressed an interest in Mexican culinary art. They like to learn how to make real Mexican Dishes and learn more about ingredients used. Our resident chef Lupita, has offered to share her knowledge with you during a two night, three day cooking class.

Cost per person: MXN$4,500.00; $325.00 Canadian; $250.00 US.

Christmas fiesta

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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Christmas Fiesta
December 6 - 13, 2020 - OPEN

Mini volunteer week experience

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 time support 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)