This year the Peninsula Chapter and the Silicon Valley Chapter have joined together under the Peninsula Chapter banner to create a singular chapter experience for Peninsula and South Bay families.
Our combined chapter is a part of a 13 Chapter Network that recruits, trains, and supports AMIGOS volunteers and families in their local community. Volunteers from the Peninsula and South Bay Areas train together as a group before leaving for their summer experience in Latin America. Our board supports volunteers with fundraising and overall preparation. Learn more about our Summer Programs here!
HOW TO APPLY
READY TO APPLY?
- Click here to start your application. Note: Please select Peninsula as your chapter.
- Complete your application. The application should take about 25-30 minutes to complete, and we encourage you to complete it in one sitting. You may need your parent(s) or guardian(s) to support with the application process.
- An AMIGOS representative from the Peninsula Chapter will contact you to set up an interview.
January 17, 2023 is the final application deadline. It is also the financial assistance application deadline. However, financial assistance applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible!
The Peninsula Chapter is currently planning their local information sessions. Please contact email@example.com to receive more information.
The Peninsula Chapter is finalizing its interview schedule. More details will be posted soon!
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEES & FUNDING
The family fee to participate in an AMIGOS Summer Program in the Peninsula Chapter varies by project.* Please see the Fees section to the right to review pricing.
The Peninsula Chapter covers AMIGOS program costs through a combination of family fee payments and fundraising activities. We also offer financial assistance (details below). The Peninsula Chapter engages in a significant fundraising campaign to help support families, and especially seeks to provide the AMIGOS experience to all volunteers without regard to family financial circumstances.
AMIGOS actively recruits and supports inclusion of volunteers from diverse backgrounds across race, nationality, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, age, gender, and sexual orientation. AMIGOS provides needs-based financial assistance with distribution determined by family income, number of dependents and special financial circumstances. Assistance provided is applied to the family fee and/or airfare. All volunteers who receive financial assistance are required to participate in the letter-writing fundraising efforts of the chapter.
The financial assistance application deadline is January 17, 2023. However, we encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible while funds are available. Financial assistance applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the deadline.
Non-Refundable Application Fee: $50
Summer program family fees vary by project length:
- 3-week projects: $4,375
- 4-week projects: $4,675
- 6-week projects: $4,875
*Flight costs are not included. Learn more about airfare and travel support here.
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- 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.
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 Peninsula Chapter AMIGOS training is 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 Team and include guest speakers from the community and the Peninsula Chapter Board of Directors.
TRAINING PROGRAM Highlights
- 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 dates and events
The Peninsula Chapter is finalizing its training calendar for the 2022-2023 cycle. More details will be posted soon!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|Arianne Renée Dilts