Amizade has changed my life and allowed me to have a more complete understanding of both who I am and what I want to do in the future.

Volunteers have the opportunity to serve with Amizade in several different capacities.

Open Group Programs: Open group programs are designed for individuals looking to join an experiential learning program. Open Group programs tend to include a diverse set of applicants, all looking to impact the world, while learning a bit more about themselves in the process. Groups tend to be small, with between 6 and 10 participants. Learn more about Open Group Programs here.

Individual Volunteer Placements: Individual placements are typically designed with volunteers with a particular focus or skill, looking to share with a community. They also tend to be better suited for a more independent experience. Placements range from 1 week to 3 months. Learn more about Individual Placements here.

Faculty-Led Courses: While many of our Faculty-Led Courses are not open to the general public, some are. The courses tend to be credit-bearing, university-level programs, ranging from one week to full semesters. Learn more about our Faculty-Led Courses here.

Road Scholar at Amizade: Amizade has partnered with Road Scholar since 2003, offering service-learning opportunities to lifelong leaders in Poland and Bolivia. Learn more about Road Scholar at Amizade here.

Customized Group Programs: Customized group programs are not open to the public. Learn how to set up a customized group program for your university, high school, or community group here.

Youth Ambassadors Program with South America: YAPSA is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by Amizade. This program connects high school students from the Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Bolivia, and Peru for leadership, service, and cross-cultural programs. Learn more about YAPSA here.