Welcome to a Lancashire-born but internationally inspired, social enterprise.

Global Amigos is the umbrella company comprising several UK-based activities that benefit from over a dozen fabulous volunteers. We receive zero funding; all monies are generated through commercial activities which we then apply to good use.

We’re on an ever-evolving journey but all share similar passions. Use our business services, and you support a much broader spectrum of work and communities.

 

“The last few years have been spent linking with & learning from communities around the globe – as well as within our own neighbourhoods in Preston.

Whilst continuing to develop our UK projects, the ultimate vision is to create a sustainable community hub in Nicargua; to create opportunities for those who welcomed me so whole heartedly in 2015, and to welcome members of the international community who wish to experience real rural life in a developing nation – whilst supporting an ethical / environmentally conscious project. We’ll continue to promote worthwhile third party programmes such as Chennai Challenge (summer programme in India) and International Citizenship Service (three month volunteer placements globally)

We welcome opportunities for collaboration & will always, happily, provide a platform for other inspiring and community-engaging projects

Andy Neale – Global Amigos founder.

Case studies

Use the links below to see case studies from past & current Lancashire-based volunteers.

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Irene

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Oliver

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Gill & Jordan

2018 Update

  • Army of Amigos – the Bigger Picture 

From Nicaragua & South Africa to the slum communities in India, Global Amigos plans to continue giving back – and we want to encourage others to be part of our story. *If you care about the world / might like to be involved in #Nicaragua2020, get in touch to be added to our Army of Amigos*

  • Podio Preston branches off as a Community Interest Company

Our flagship pocket-sized publication will continue to expand with our most dedicated volunteers from the past two years now becoming Directors of newly formed Community Interest Company, ‘Positively Preston CIC’. This means that, whilst Andy is living in Thailand, the wider Preston community can continue to be served by local activists and creatives.

  • International Vision Cemented

At the start of 2019, we will publish a detailed document explaining our international vision. It’s quite simple really, from 2020, we plan to start developing a central hub from which Andy will be predominantly based – in Central America; one where the local community, and international community members can benefit and be inspired.

  • After Hate Outreach Work

What started as an add on to Dirrty Harry’s to signpost our LGBT+ customers who were being affected by hate in Preston, is continuing to evolve into an even broader platform from which to campaign. A presence at various UK Prides, a satellite group at Exeter University and support for a Manchester-wide hate crime in schools programme have been a few of our 2018 highlights #VolunteerSuperstars