Zack Fier, 2016-2017 volunteer

Graduated from The University of Arizona with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Mathematics minor

Before coming to Amigos I was attending school in Tucson, Arizona.

Motivation for coming to Amigos

About a year before I graduated college I felt called to be a long-term volunteer outside of the country. I was looking for a Catholic organization with a strong sense of community and when I began researching Amigos de Jesús I was immediately drawn. I wanted to become part of the Amigos family so I could love the kids and set a good example for them.

Duties

This year I am the teacher for the computer classes in our Educatodos program and also work with our ‘jovenes’ (the older boys in high school and college). I spend time with the jovenes while they work in the woodshop, metalshop and in agriculture as well as help them with one-on-one tutoring in math and physics. I am also the coordinator for our after-school-activities program which began this year and am teaching a class on astronomy.