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 Summer 2022 Programs.
How to apply:

At this time, all New York City area students are encouraged to apply through our National Chapter. The NYC Chapter will not be running local operations this 2021-2022 cycle. Learn more about the National Chapter path here!



The AMIGOS New York City Chapter is part of a 20 Chapter Network that recruits, trains, and supports AMIGOS volunteers and families in their local community. Volunteers from the Tristate area train together as a group before leaving for their summer experience. Our board supports volunteers with packing, pre-departure immunizations, fundraising, and overall preparation. Our chapter recruits, trains, and supports AMIGOS participants and their families from the Tri-State Area. D


This 2021-2022 cycle, the NYC Chapter is not running local operations. All NYC area students should apply through the AMIGOS National Chapter.


The New York City Chapter of Amigos de las Américas is currently looking to fill volunteer board member positions. If you’re looking to join a wonderful organization that is dedicated to provided leadership opportunities to youth in the New York City area please feel free to browse these descriptions and contact [email protected] to share your interest or request additional information.


NYC Volunteers Attend:

Bard High School Early College • Bayside • Bergen County Academies • Bronx High School of Science • Brooklyn Technical • Convent of the Sacred Heart • Edgemont • Ethical Culture Fieldston • Fairfield Ludlowe • Hackley • Hopkins • Horace Greeley • Hunter College • Millburn • Newark Academy • Talent Unlimited •Tenafly • The Berkeley Carroll School • The Brearley School • The Chapin School • The Dalton School • The Dwight School • The Trinity School • United Nations International School • Valley Stream North • Warren Hills Regional


Please click here to review our National Chapter program fees and funding details.


AMIGOS actively recruits and supports inclusion of volunteers from diverse backgrounds. AMIGOS provides needs-based financial assistance with distribution determined by family income, number of dependents and special financial circumstances. Please click here for more information on financial assistance and other ways of funding your trip.


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.


National Chapter training is customized and conducted by our professional staff, depending on each program’s requirements. Check out this blog about National Chapter training!


Sophie Pauze
[email protected]

Martha Wilkinson
Vice President

Clara Ceccanti
Chapter Operations Manager
[email protected]

Brendan McInerney
Communications & Community Engagement


Members at Large

Peyton Dillehay

Alex Hunter



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