Welcome to the Nashville Chapter of Amigos de las Américas.
You have come to the right place! We have an excellent program that sends young adults to conduct service projects in Latin America.
Every year a select group of volunteers spends six to eight weeks in a host country working on various community and public health projects.
Amigos volunteers live and work each summer in Costa
Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua,
Panama, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
An Amigos experience is the perfect combination of language immersion through home stays, leadership development through the conception, implementation and completion of community based initiatives, and an opportunity for cross-cultural understanding.
Throughout the school year our chapter prepares its volunteers for their Latin America experiences with training in team building, cross-cultural sensitivity, networking, personal health & safety, and the various cultures of Latin America. Each June, our chapter volunteers begin their adventure in their assigned countries by joining other volunteers from Amigos chapters throughout the United States. Volunteers are placed, two to four per community, in rural or semi-rural communities.
Life-long friendships have been built between AMIGOS volunteers and their adopted communities. Thousands of young people have learned invaluable lessons about cultural understanding, community service, and their own ability to lead.
Click here to visit the Amigos de las Americas website!