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Transforming lives through education in Colima, Mexico
Master graduates
University graduates
Of grads are employed
University Students
High school Students
Junior high students
Students in our incentive program

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
Community & culture 
English tutoring
Community, culture & construction
Swim week & back to school
Spanish language & culture
Environmental week
Canadian cultural volunteer week
Juneau Glacier Valley Private
Volunteer Excursion

Volunteer Opportunity

Knit squares that will be used for afghans to be distributed to families in rural Mexico. The pattern and instructions on where to send the knitted squares can be found by clicking on the "info" button below.


Project Amigo Mission Statement

Project Amigo supports students from Colima, Mexico so that they can create their own educational opportunities and better their quality of life. 

To do this, we remove the financial barriers to education through scholarships that include school fees, transportation, uniforms and school supplies, and a hot lunch. Our staff also provide tutoring and mentoring during Project Amigo Homework Club. Homework Clubs also provide us with a way of keeping in close touch with the students so we can identify problems before they become so severe that the student is forced to drop out of school.


We also provide opportunities for volunteers from other countries to do valuable humanitarian service that creates and fosters friendship and understanding across cultures.


Education and literacy are powerful tools to create a brighter future for the world’s children who in turn benefit the nations they live in. Since 1984, Project Amigo has worked with rural youth in Mexico to continue their formal schooling including university level.


Project Amigo became a U.S. 501c3 non-profit charity in 1996, providing educational scholarships, material support, enrichment activities, and health care to disadvantaged youth in the state of Colima, Mexico.


Volunteer Work Weeks based at our headquarters in the beautiful hillside village of Cofradía de Suchitlán allow volunteers from other countries to engage in humanitarian service and become both friends and sponsors of Mexican youth seeking the many advantages of education.

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