Volunteer in Latin America for a Summer, Semester or Year! (AMIGOS)

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Various countries in Central and South AmericaHouston, TX 77057


High school, college students and young adults - spend the summer, semester or year of your life working, sharing, living, and learning in Central and South America with Amigos de las Americas (AMIGOS)!

Amigos de las Americas has 50 years of experience in facilitating community development programs in Latin America. We are dedicated to building partnerships to empower young leaders, advance community development, and strengthen multicultural understanding in the Americas. AMIGOS believes in the power and capability of young people to change our world!

AMIGOS Summer Experience: High School and College Opportunities

As a AMIGOS Summer Volunteer, you live with a host family in Latin America for 4-8 weeks, working closely with one or two other AMIGOS Volunteers, as well as with youth in the community. You will receive the training you need before-hand and the support you need during your stay to collaborate with the community. Together, you will complete a variety of educational, environmental and community health projects, and carry out a community project that uniquely meets the needs of your host community.

In 2016 we will host summer projects in:

  • Dominican Republic
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • Colombia-College only
  • Nicaragua-Gap Program

AMIGOS Gap Program

Our AMIGOS Gap Program is designed for young adults who wish to gain an extended international volunteer and immersion experience before, during, or after college. The Gap Semester or Year combines independent volunteer field work, community development internship placements and excursions around the host country. With program placements available in Nicaragua, Colombia, and Brazil, opportunities with AMIGOS Gap offer diverse cultural, structural, and professional experiences for high school graduates up to the age of 25.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 weeks - year
  • Program Fee
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