The AMIGOS Albuquerque Chapter is part of a 12 Chapter Network that recruits, trains, and supports AMIGOS volunteers and families in their local community. Volunteers from the Albuquerque area train together as a group before leaving for their summer experience in Latin America. Our board supports volunteers and families with group fundraising, service learning, community building, and overall preparation. Find the most up-to-date information and additional details regarding fees, fundraising, training, and the board at the chapter’s webpage: AMIGOS Albuquerque
All trainings will take place at the Latin American Iberian Institute in Albuquerque on the following dates:
- Sunday, February 5th
- Sunday, March 5th
- Sunday, April 2nd
- Sunday, May 7th
AMIGOS Albuquerque covers program costs through a combination of family fee payments and fundraising activities. We chose these activities to maximize our ability to provide the AMIGOS experience to all volunteers without regard to family financial circumstances.
You can learn more about your family fee and how to pay it here: Payment for Local Chapter
Fundraising skills are an important component of AMIGOS training program and raise awareness of AMIGOS programs in the community. Volunteers receive considerable help with regard to fundraising strategies, and the experience gained in this effort will build important skills!
AMIGOS Albuquerque volunteers raise funds through the sale of pistachios and poinsettias. Volunteers receive considerable help with regard to sales strategies, and the experience gained in this effort builds important skills. Volunteers may buy out of product sales if they wish.
Each volunteer is required to send out a combination of letters and emails to friends and family, and contact a limited number of prior AMIGOS donors via telephone, 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.