AMIGOS gives you an exciting chance to have an adventure and explore the world outside of a classroom. You will live in a new country with a host family and work on sustainable community service projects. These experiences prepare you for your future, improve your Spanish, and build your confidence. You develop leadership skills that will set you apart in college and throughout your career. With AMIGOS, you will learn about the world by living in it. Click here to explore our Summer Programs.

All Northeast Ohio area students are encouraged to apply through our National Chapter. The Ohio Chapter will not be running typical local operations this 2022-2023 cycle. Northeast Ohio area youth are eligible to apply for Ohio Chapter financial assistance. In addition, the board is eager to support students with fundraising to make their AMIGOS program possible. Learn more about the National Chapter path here!


The AMIGOS Ohio Chapter is part of a 13 Chapter Network that supports AMIGOS volunteers and families in their local community. Volunteers from the Northeast Ohio area are eligible for need-based financial assistance from the Ohio Chapter. In addition, our board supports volunteers with fundraising. Learn more about our Summer Programs here!


All Northeast Ohio area students are encouraged to apply through our National Chapter. Learn more about the National Chapter path here!



Since the Ohio Chapter’s incorporation in 1974, over 500 youth from the Northeast Ohio area have volunteered through the chapter path, fundraising and training locally before the summer.


Current Volunteer

Ohio Chapter volunteers attend Archbishop Hoban, Case Western Reserve, Chippewa, Green, Hawken, Hudson, Kent State, Norton, Solon, St. Vincent-St. Mary, Stow Munroe, Theodore Roosevelt, University of Akron, University of Mount Union, and many more!


Please click here to review our National Chapter program fees and funding details.



With over 55 years of experience preparing young people for travel and service abroad, AMIGOS training offers unparalleled global youth leadership development. Pre-departure training equips volunteers with the critical thinking, communication skills, and technical knowledge they need to make a meaningful impact across cultures while staying healthy and safe. National Chapter training is customized and conducted by our professional staff, depending on each program’s requirements. Check out this blog about National Chapter training!


Claudia Brobst
Vice President
Jon Koral
Melissa Creamer
Recruitment and Training Chair
Liz Bray
Assistant Treasurer
Liz Erickson
At Large Board Member
Neecie Hyatt
At Large Board Member
Carleton Whitmore
At Large Board Member