HOW TO APPLY

AMIGOS gives you an exciting chance to have an adventure and explore the world outside of a classroom. You will live in a new country or state and work on sustainable community service projects. These experiences prepare you for your future, improve your Spanish, and build your confidence. You develop leadership skills that will set you apart in college and throughout your career. With AMIGOS, you will learn about the world by living in it. Click here to explore our High School Summer Programs.
READY TO APPLY?
  1. Click here to start your application.
  2. Complete your application.
  3. An AMIGOS representative from the Phoenix Chapter will contact you to set up an interview.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

December 6, 2021 is the Financial Assistance Application Deadline.

January 31, 2022 is the Final Application Deadline.

 

INFO SESSIONS

The Phoenix Chapter is currently planning their local information sessions. Please contact recruitment@amigos-phoenix.org to receive more information. Before attending a local information session, we encourage you to attend one of our HQ led info sessions. Click here to register! Please be sure to attend a Summer Program Info Session.

 

INTERVIEWS

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. Once you attend an information session and complete your application, a representative from the Phoenix Chapter will contact you to schedule your family interview.

 

CONTACT

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact recruitment@amigos-phoenix.org.

ABOUT

The AMIGOS Phoenix Chapter is part of a 20 Chapter Network that recruits, trains, and supports AMIGOS volunteers and families in their local community. The AMIGOS Phoenix Chapter recruits, trains, and supports AMIGOS participants and their families from the Phoenix metro area. Learn more about our Summer Programs here!

FEES & FUNDING

The cost to participate in an AMIGOS Latin America Summer Program in the Phoenix Chapter is $4,375*.

The cost to participate in an AMIGOS Western Colorado Program in the Phoenix Chapter is $5,475*.

The Phoenix Chapter covers AMIGOS program costs through a combination of donor contacts through letter writing, yard sales, product sales, other fundraising, and a family fee contribution. We chose these activities to maximize our ability to provide the AMIGOS experience to all volunteers without regard to family financial circumstances. All volunteers are required to fully take part in each fundraising activity as fundraising skills are an important component of AMIGOS training program and raise awareness of AMIGOS programs in the community.

*Flight costs are not included. Learn more about airfare and travel support here.

 

YARD SALES

AMIGOS Phoenix volunteers raise funds through the monthly yard sales. Volunteers receive considerable help with regard to sales strategies, and the experience gained in this effort will definitely build important skills!

 

LETTER WRITING/DONOR CONTACTS

Each volunteer is also required to send out letters to friends and family, to request individual tax-deductible donations (the revenue from this effort is pooled). Letters are written by the volunteer with considerable help provided by the chapter during the process.

FEES

Non-Refundable Application Fee: $50

Latin America Project Family Fee: $4,375*

Western Colorado Project Family Fee: $5,475*

*Flight costs are not included. Learn more about airfare and travel support here.

FEES INCLUDE

  • Training materials and workshops
  • Secondary short-term international medical insurance
  • Program excursions
  • Food, lodging, and transportation in Latin America
  • Supplies for community project and extracurricular activities
  • 24-hour On Call Emergency Management System
  • Travel hotline and support

Click here for more information about our Fees & Funding.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

AMIGOS actively recruits and supports inclusion of participants from diverse backgrounds. AMIGOS provides needs-based financial assistance with distribution determined by family income, number of dependents and special financial circumstances. We provide varying amounts of financial assistance to qualified applicants as deductions on the family fee.

The Financial Assistance Application Deadline is December 6, 2021. The Financial Assistance Application is a separate application available to complete through your dashboard. Shortly after the December 6 deadline, the Phoenix Chapter will convene to determine their local Phoenix Chapter financial assistance award amounts. Apply here!

Please contact the Chapter Treasurer for more information.

TRAINING

The transformative AMIGOS experience starts before leaving home.

With over 55 years of experience preparing young people for travel and service abroad, AMIGOS training offers unparalleled global youth leadership development. Pre-departure training equips volunteers with the critical thinking, communication skills, and technical knowledge they need to make a meaningful impact across cultures while staying healthy and safe. The Phoenix Chapter AMIGOS training is youth-led, experiential learning that prepares volunteers for their AMIGOS experience, builds a community of youth and families with shared values, and develops life-skills to help students succeed beyond AMIGOS. Training sessions are facilitated by the Training Director.

 

SERVICE LEARNING

The Phoenix Chapter incorporates service learning into the AMIGOS training to add depth and first-hand experience to the curriculum. Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRAINING PROGRAM INCLUDE:
  • Unparalleled leadership development
  • Cross-cultural awareness and understanding
  • Hands-on training for technical aspects of the program
  • Extensive health and safety training
  • Opportunities to practice Spanish
  • Creating a community of young people with shared values

TRAINING CALENDAR

The Phoenix Chapter is currently finalizing the Spring 2022 training calendar.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jesus Aponte

President

602-748-9648
President@amigos-phoenix.org

 

Katie Hindman

Volunteer Fundraising Liason

503-501-9600

 

Lucinda Hopka

Treasurer

602-698-9800

Treasurer@amigos-phoenix.org

 

Faith Phillips

Training Director

602-689-5763
Recruitment@amigos-phoenix.org

 

Florence McCutcheon

Recruitment Coordinator

602-989-6224

Recruitment@amigos-phoenix.org

 

Yvonne Ortega

Paperwork Coordinator

602-290-6403

 

Don Hanson

Parent Coordinator

602-809-0557

Parent-Coordinator@amigos-phoenix.org

 

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