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
and in West Virginia, the Navajo Nation, Arizona, and the Greater Yellowstone Region in the USA.
Full Name: Amizade, Ltd.
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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.
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.
Volunteers pay the program fee and for personal travel to the program site.
Web Site: www.amizade.org
367 S. Graham Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Registration / Application
Volunteers can register by downloading and printing forms from the Amizade web site, and then mailing them in.
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)
Amizade currently has projects in 6 countries in 4 Regions (Asia: 2, Australia-Oceania: 1, North America: 1, South America: 2)
Amizade is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting volunteerism, providing community service, encouraging collaboration, and improving cultural awareness in locations around the world.