ABOUT

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

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.

 

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 with a host family 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 Summer Programs.
 

READY TO APPLY?
  1. Click here to start your application. Note: Please select Peninsula as your chapter.
  2. 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.
  3. An AMIGOS representative from the Peninsula Chapter will contact you to set up an interview.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

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!

 

INFOrmation SESSIONS

The Peninsula Chapter is currently planning their local information sessions. Please contact recruitment@amigos-peninsula.org to receive more information.

 

INTERVIEWS

The Peninsula Chapter is finalizing its interview schedule. More details will be posted soon!

 

CONTACT

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

 

FUNDRAISING
Each volunteer is required to participate in a group fundraising effort by sending a combination of letters and emails to friends and family members to support their effort by making a tax deductible donation to AMIGOS. The chapter will provide considerable support to help each volunteer complete this letter writing project. All alumni interested in volunteering again with AMIGOS qualify to apply for the Alumni Award.

 

Financial assistance

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.

FEES

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.

If you have any questions, please contact info@amigos-peninsula.org.

 

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.

 

CONTACT US

  • info@amigos-peninsula.org

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 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
President
president@amigos-peninsula.org
Mike Keeler
Treasurer
treasurer@amigos-peninsula.org
Keith Bromberg
Recruiting
recruitment@amigos-peninsula.org
Daniel Ponti
Communications/Webmaster
webmaster@amigos-peninsula.org
Vivian Liu
Secretary
secretary@amigos-peninsula.org
Robert Lerner
Fundraising
fundraising@amigos-peninsula.org
 

Michael Pickens
Fundraising
fundraising@amigos-peninsula.org

 

Chris Leverenz
Events
events@amigos-peninsula.org

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