SAVE THE DATES!

¡Greetings, Amigos! We are scheduling Work Weeks again and you are welcome to save the dates for these incredible experiences in Colima, Mexico with Project Amigo.

We are taking all the necessary precautions and are happy to answer your questions about vaccines, rapid testing, travel recommendations, masks, and other safety protocols. 

Please also note that some Work Weeks have limited slots available. 

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Alma Bayardo at: bayardo@projectamigo.com

We can't wait to see you all again! 

SPANISH LANGUAGE INTRODUCTION
JULY 4-11, 2021

SWIM & BACK 2 SCHOOL WEEK
JUL 25-AUG 01, 2021 


MEXICAN COOKING 
OCT 9-16, 2021

LITERACY & CULTURE
OCT 30-6 NOV, 2021 

BOARD MEETING
NOV 08-09-10, 2021


COMMUNITY & CULTURE
MINI-EXCURSION (Two days, three nights)

November 23, 24, 25, 2021


CHRISTMAS FIESTA
DEC 05-12, 2021

ENGLISH TUTORING I

JAN 09-16, 2022

LITERACY & COMMUNITY

Mini-Excursion

(Two days, three nights)

January 18,19, 20, 2022

ENGLISH TUTORING II

JAN 23-30, 2022

CONSTRUCTION & BEACH TRIP

February 6 - February 13 with Alaska Group - slots are limited for this trip. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Alma Bayardo if you are interested: bayardo@projectamigo.org

PROJECT AMIGO CANADA SOCIETY PRIVATE WEEK

FEB 19-26, 2022

CONSTRUCTION WEEK

FEB 27 - March 6, 2022 with Idaho Group - slots are limited. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Alma Bayardo if you are interested: bayardo@projectamigo.org

MEXICAN COOKING & MORE

MINI-EXCURSION (Two days, three nights)

For the week of March 8,9,10, 2022

LITERACY WEEK

MAR 20-27, 2022 

COMMUNITY & CULTURE

APRIL 10-17, 2022

 

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 ELL teacher and facilitated by Project Amigo approved Leaders.

 

The English Tutoring week is one of our most popular volunteer experiences and sells out fast. 

 

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.

 

 

Spanish Language & Colima 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!

Swim week &

back to school

As we enter the hot days of summer, many of us take advantage of heading to a pool or beach to cool off.

 

In Suchitlan, students do not live near a beach or swimming pool, don’t know how to swim or ever had the opportunity for lessons to learn how to be safe in the water.

Project Amigo hosts the Swim Week to give students an amazing learning experience.

 

Dedicated volunteers are led by a certified swim coach to teach the fundamentals of swimming, assisting students and having fun in the water.

 

They also prepare for Project Amigo’s annual backpack giveaway, distributing hundreds of school supplies to incoming students getting them ready for school.

 

Calling on swimmers to sign up for this very memorable experience helping students learn skills to stay safe and have fun in the water. You also have the opportunity to prepare the backpacks full of school supplies for Project Amigo students getting ready for another school year.

Environmental

week

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.

Mini Week

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.

 

For more info contact

Elly Contreras

(Canadian Intermediary)

elly@projectamigo.org

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

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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Construction Week

Calling all hard workers! If you want to work hard to build for the kids this is the Work Week for you! You will definitely feel it at the end of the day but it's all for the kids and it's all good fun. 

Each construction week has a dedicated project for you!