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AMIGOS Volunteer Information Session

Original post made on Sep 30, 2009

High school students can volunteer for 5 to 8 weeks next summer in Latin America with Amigos De Las Americas. Live with host families and partner with the local community to carry out service projects. Should be 16 by Sept. 10, 2010 and have completed 2 years of Spanish. Informational meeting Sept. 30 in Walnut Creek. Visit

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Posted by K2Mom
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Sep 30, 2009 at 8:51 am

My son went to Oaxaca, Mexico with Amigos last summer. One of the best experiences of his life, and he is going to do it again this summer. Before he went, he received 7 months of comprehensive training to prepare. I highly recommend this well run organization.

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Posted by Laura
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 30, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Did he have any problems with gastrointestinal distress?

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Posted by K2Mom
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Sep 30, 2009 at 3:57 pm

No, fortunately he did not - and I was surprised because it is a possiblity, and it does happen. Amigos gives very good training to the voluneers in water purification, and I did send him with acidopholus tablets (a probiotic).

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