Individual Program Fees

How much will my individual program cost?

Site Sectors First 2 Weeks* Each Additional Week*
Bolivia Education, Children with Disabilities, Youth, Seniors, Environment and Sustainability $1,470 $398
Brazil** Brazil Education, Youth Programs, Health, Environment $1,440 $370
Ghana Education, Health Education and Outreach $1,683 $472
Jamaica Education, Health, Community Tourism $1,771 $475
Navajo Nation*** Education, Learning, and Cultural Exchange $1,930** $450
Tanzania Appropriate Technology, Agriculture, Education, Health, Rural Development, Women’s Rights $1,620 $440
Trinidad & Tobago Eco-tourism, Agriculture, Environmental Conservation, Rural Development, Women’s Rights $1,694 $414

Program fees include a service placement, lodging, meals, cultural and recreational activities, and support from Amizade’s local site directors. Programs that take place outside the US include travel, health, and evacuation insurance and transportation to and from the local airport. All fees additionally include a contribution to a community partner organization, which typically takes place through infrastructure donations, stipends for speakers, or other general operating donations. Over 80% of fees go directly to program costs. Less than 20% of fees go to administration.

* Fees do not include international airfare, passport or visa costs, or immunizations.

** Doctors and dentists are able to work with our community partner in Brazil for a discounted rate. Please contact us for details.

*** Please note that a one-week placement is possible in the Navajo Nation, at $965 per week.

**** In respect and for the protection of Amizade’s community partners, all individual volunteers are required to complete a background check before departing on an Amizade sponsored program. All reports must be dated within 6 months prior to your placement.  Amizade uses a local HR service called Justifacts to complete all background checks.  The cost of this background check is $40 for all individual volunteer applicants, with the exception of New York residents, who will be charged $100 to cover all NY state background check fees.  Please complete the Notification and Authorization Waiver and return a signed copy to Sara Noel at or through fax at 757-257-8358 so that your background check can be completed.  If you have had a similar check completed in the past 6 months and would like it to be used in place of the Justifacts background check, please email the documents to for consideration. *Non-US citizens should contact us for country specific requirements, forms, and fees.