Work weeks info
A Work Week at Project Amigo is a Mexican experience like no other. Each Work Week is carefully designed to give you a balanced perspective – certainly our kids and their families have great need (the “Project” half) but they also have a rich and ancient culture into which they are keen to welcome you (the “Amigo” half.) You will spend your week working and playing in the tiny rural villages, in the beachside towns, in the migrant work camps and in the schools and the communities in which reside the heart and soul of Project Amigo- our kids! When you volunteer for a Work Week at Project Amigo, you will make a difference while building friendships to last a lifetime.
Your program fee of $1500 (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.
We believe our volunteers deserve comfort, privacy and a good night’s sleep. You will stay in one of Project Amigo’s large, well-equipped and well-appointed homes in the delightfully friendly, welcoming and altogether completely Mexican village of Cofradia de Suchitlan. Project Amigo’s properties are maintained to an excellent standard of cleanliness and safety. Beyond Project Amigo’s doors English is rarely spoken, there is no resident doctor, and there are no banking facilities. Navigating the village requires care as there are steps into and out of stores and homes, cobble-stoned streets and uneven sidewalks. Please be sure to contact us with any questions or concerns about accessibility at Project Amigo.
Project Amigo properties include:
La Hacienda: our headquarters, offices, kitchen, dining room, meeting space, and two upstairs bedrooms for those who want to stay close to all the action
Casa Johnson: a large and beautiful 2 story, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home decorated in modern Mexican style with pick-your-own bananas in the front garden and a basketball court out back
Casa Suegras: a stylish walled property featuring 6 apartment style bedrooms with a shared outdoor kitchen/living area, gardens, seating areas and a roof with a magnificent view of the hills, valleys and volcanoes surrounding the village
Casa Mayhew: Mexican olde-worlde at its best. Three bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, a traditional-style living room and airy kitchen are built around a central courtyard with a fountain and meticulously maintained gardens, all decorated in charming Mexican style.
Come experience authentic Mexican village life with us. We hope to see you soon at Project Amigo!