Volunteer with GROW!

For many Americans, GROW is a label on their organic bananas that says there is a program that provides a better lifestyle for the banana workers and their families. But GROW is also a program that will allow you to get more involved with an outstanding social program in Mexico. Volunteers to help with work projects are readily accepted. And donations of everything from clothes to books to medical supplies can make a big difference.
Volunteer opportunities through GROW are tied with Project Amigo, a non-profit partner in the state of Colima, Mexico, that works throughout the year to provide educational, dental and vision support to the poor in this beautiful area. Work weeks are scheduled throughout the winter. Each work day volunteers choose between several work crews doing a variety of jobs ranging from heavy to light, for all levels of ability. Work may include heavy construction, plumbing or electrical repairs to children’s facilities, painting walls or murals, art projects or reading with children, giving haircuts, or simply playing with children who need some extra hugs.
During work weeks, you will be spending time with other volunteers, enjoying the warm hospitality of the Mexican village life, and visiting some of the areas where Project Amigo is working. In the words of one volunteer after spending a week in Colima, “I thought I might make a small difference in a child’s life, but found they have made a big difference in mine.”
To find an opportunity that’s right for you, click here.
GROW bananas are available exclusively through Organics Unlimited. For more information on GROW, go to www.organicsunlimited.com/organics/grow

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