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 Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City Chapter is currently planning their local information sessions. Please contact recruitment@amigos-slc.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 Salt Lake City Chapter will contact you to schedule your family interview.

 

CONTACT

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

ABOUT

The AMIGOS Salt Lake 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 Salt Lake City area train together as a group before leaving for their summer experience in Latin America or Colorado. Our board supports volunteers with packing, pre-departure immunizations, fundraising, and overall preparation. Learn more about our Summer Programs here!

 

Salt Lake City Volunteers Attend:

East High School • Highland • Judge Memorial Catholic • Murray • Rowland Hall • Salt Lake Center for Science Education • Skyline • West High School

FEES & FUNDING

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

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

The Salt Lake City Chapter keeps the program cost low through a combination of product sales, donor contacts through letter writing, 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 the AMIGOS training program and raise awareness of AMIGOS programs in the community.

 

PRODUCT SALES

AMIGOS Salt Lake City participants also raise funds through the sale of grapefruit, poinsettias, and pecans or coffee. This effort primarily takes place in November and December. 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 required to send out 125 letters to friends and family, to request individual tax-deductible donations (the revenue from this effort is pooled). Letters are written by the student with considerable help provided by the chapter during the process.

 

ADDITIONAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

All alumni interested in volunteering again with AMIGOS qualify to apply for the Alumni Award.

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 volunteers from diverse backgrounds. AMIGOS provides needs-based financial assistance with distribution determined by family income, number of dependents and special financial circumstances. We provide amounts of $500-$1000 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 Salt Lake City Chapter will convene to determine their local Salt Lake City Chapter financial assistance award amounts. Apply here!

Please contact the Chapter Treasurer at treasurer@amigos-slc.org for more information.

 

FINANCIAL AID FAQ

  • The Financial Assistance Application Deadline for Summer 2022 is December 6, 2021.
  • Awards vary with a maximum of 85% assistance with family fee.

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 Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake Chapter’s training team and board of directors.

 

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 Salt Lake City Chapter is currently finalizing the Spring 2022 training calendar.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ray Howze
President and Events
president@amigos-slc.org
Breanna Sanders
Vice President and Fundraising
fundraising@amigos-slc.org
Jay Mealy
Treasurer
treasurer@amigos-slc.org
Katie Story
Secretary
katiecstory@gmail.com
Jennifer Schumaker-Parry
Parent Coordinator
jennifer_shumakerparry@yahoo.com
Kathy Biele
Paperwork Coordinator
paperwork@amigos-slc.org
Aunalisa Arellano
Letter-Writing Coordinator
aunalisa.arellano@gmail.com

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