All Work Weeks Postponed Until Further Notice

In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 Project Amigo has made the disappointing decision to postpone all Work Weeks until further notice. Your health and safety, as well as the health and safety of our students, staff and community are important to us. 

We look forward to safely hosting our friends and neighbors as soon as it safe to travel again. Until then we continue to observe all health and safety protocols and recommendations in order to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. 

All staff members who can work from home are available by phone and email.

All of our education centers are open for our students with limited or no WiFi and for students who need computers. We are practicing social distancing at each site, checking temperatures before entry, all staff and students are required to wear face masks and we are sanitizing each work station between uses. 

We miss all of you and we look forward to seeing you in Cofradía as soon as we can all be together again!

Please stay safe, friends!

For any questions regarding future Work Weeks or any general Work Week questions please contact our fabulous bilingual Volunteer Coordinator Alma Bayardo at bayardo@projectamigo.org

Please feel free to read below about the adventures that await you in Colima - each Work Week has a different theme but all of them are experiences you'll remember for a lifetime!

We recommend any of these themed weeks for individuals, families, Rotary Clubs, faith groups and corporate retreats. Read below to see which one interests you the the most!

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. 

 

 

English Tutoring

Jan 10 - 17, 2021 - POSTPONED

Jan 24 - 31, 2021 - POSTPONED

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
Feb 7 - 13, 2021 - POSTPONED
Feb 21 - 28, 2021 - POSTPONED

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!

Jul 4 - 11, 2021 - Postponed until further notice

Swim week &

back to school

Postponed Until Further Notice

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.

December, 2021 - STAY TUNED