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Kansas City, KS

The AMIGOS Kansas City Chapter is part of a 13 Chapter Network that recruits, trains, and supports AMIGOS volunteers and families in their local community. Volunteers from the Greater Kansas City Metro area train together as a group before leaving for their summer experience in Latin America. Find the most up-to-date information and additional details regarding fees, fundraising, training, and the board at the chapter’s webpage: KANSAS CITY - Kansas City, KS (amigosinternational.org) 

Training Calendar

  • Sunday, April 2nd from 1-4 PM at Holmeswood Church – Volunteers and Parents
  • Wednesday, April 12th from 7-8 PM on Zoom – Volunteers
  • Sunday, April 23rd from 8 AM-4 PM at William Jewel – Volunteers
  • TBD – Sunday, May 7th from 1-3 PM at Holmeswood Church – Volunteers and Parents
  • Monday, June 5th – Despedida
  • Monday, August 21st – Welcome Home Party 

Fees and Funding

The Kansas City Chapter covers AMIGOS program costs through a combination of family payments and fundraising activities. This approach allows us to keep costs to families low while teaching valuable fundraising and community outreach skills. All volunteers are required to fully take part in each fundraising activity as fundraising skills are an important component of AMIGOS training program and raise awareness of AMIGOS programs in the community. 

Letter Witting and Donor Contact

Each volunteer is required to send out a combination of letters and emails to friends, family and supporters to request individual tax-deductible donations (the revenue from this effort is pooled). Letters are written by the volunteer with considerable help provided by the chapter during the process. 

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