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Welcome to the East Bay Chapter of Amigos de las Américas

Our chapter is no longer recruiting volunteers for the Summer of 2015


Please contact the Recruitment Director, Brittany Gabel, for information about next year's program by emailing her at brittany.lee.gabel@gmail.com or calling 530-713-3764. 

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Tumblr photoThis summer our volunteers will be living with a host families though out Latin America.  They will be leading service projects developed in consultation with the local residents, and which are intended to benefit the people and community and provide valuable educational experiences for our volunteers.  The projects include things like health and hygiene programs for kids, and environmental and nutritional programs. 

View Amigos video; Mire el video de Amigos 


The East Bay Chapter of Amigos de las Americas prepares teens and young adults from Alameda and Contra Costa counties for full-immersion cultural exchange and community service projects in Latin America.

 

Each summer Amigos volunteers spend five to eight weeks during the summer living in a host community and com

East Bay Volunteer in Panama

AMIGOS is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1965. Through AMIGOS, thousands of young people have learned about new cultures and traditions, leadership in community service, and have strengthened their language skills through a unique immersion experience. Life-long friendships and bonds have been built between AMIGOS volunteers and the people and places of their adopted communities. The adventure and experience of a lifetime awaits…pleting youth leadership and health education projects. AMIGOS currently sends volunteers to live and work in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Paraguay. Our projects give young leaders the opportunity to explore their potential and rise to the challenge of independently managing responsibility within a multicultural setting. We believe that young people have the power and ability to change our world for the better! Amigos volunteers are given the opportunity to experience how one summer can change lives.   

 

More information; Mas informacion:

National website for Amigos de las Américas

 

En Espanol... 

AMIGOS es una organización internacional sin fines de lucro fundada en Houston en 1965. Ofrece a los jóvenes oportunidades de liderazgo y de servicio a la comunidad incomparables, a la vez que contribuye al bienestar general de cientos de comunidades del continente americano. Con el apoyo de una sólida red de organizaciones panamericanas, estudiantes secundarios y universitarios de orígenes diversos trabajan exitosamente con comunidades locales y organismos asociados para tratar las cuestiones prioritarias de salud y educación.

Los voluntarios de AMIGOS se involucran en las vidas de las comunidades locales y verdaderamente experimentan el trabajo de desarrollo colaborativo. En el transcurso de sus 40 años de historia, más de 20.000 voluntarios de AMIGOS se comprometieron a largo plazo con el servicio a la comunidad, a la vez que fortalecieron el entendimiento y las amistades interculturales en el continente americano.

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Upcoming Events
Meet Sara Nathan, Amigos CEO Jan 06, 2015 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM — Sorenson residence, 30 Greenwood Court, Orinda
Chapter Meeting: Letter Writing - DATE CHANGED Jan 08, 2015 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM — Moraga Ward LDS Church, 3776 Via Granada, Moraga 94549
January Board Meeting @ Lilac Building Auditorium Jan 19, 2015 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM — Lilac Building Auditorium 1505 South Main Street Walnut Creek 94596
Volunteer Training Overnight Retreat Jan 24, 2015 - Jan 25, 2015 — Canyon School, 187 Pinehurst Rd, Canyon, CA 94516
Team Meeting - Monday Team: Letters Feb 02, 2015 12:00 AM — Location and time TBD by Team
Upcoming events…