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Amizade

A non-profit field organization that organizes alternative travel programs for groups and individuals that are a mix of community service and recreation. Projects are in Brazil, Bolivia, Australia, Nepal, and Thailand, and in West Virginia, the Navajo Nation, Arizona, and the Greater Yellowstone Region in the USA.

Full Name: Amizade, Ltd.

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Programs

Projects are construction-based; past projects have included the building of schools, health clinics, and clean water wells. Most projects are one to two weeks in length. Long-term volunteer opportunities exist in Bolivia. Customized group programming is also offered.

Qualifications

Volunteers do not need any special skills, just a willingness to help. Volunteers 12 to 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There are no language requirements other than English.

Financial Arrangements

Volunteers pay the program fee and for personal travel to the program site.

Contact Information

Web Site: www.amizade.org

E-Mail: Volunteer@amizade.org

Address:
Amizade, Ltd.
367 S. Graham Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
USA

Phone: 888-973-4443

Fax: 412-648-1492

Registration / Application

Volunteers can register by downloading and printing forms from the Amizade web site, and then mailing them in.

Stats

History: Amizade began in 1994 with the idea of saving the rainforest by helping the people of the rainforest.

Field Projects executed: 3 in 2000.

Advisors sent on field projects: 25 in 2000.

Budget: $93,178 (fiscal 1998)

Regional Activitiy: Amizade currently has projects in 6 countries in 4 Regions (Asia: 2, Australia-Oceania: 1, North America: 1, South America: 2)

Mission Statement

Amizade is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting volunteerism, providing community service, encouraging collaboration, and improving cultural awareness in locations around the world.
 

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