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Featured Articles on Volunteer Work in Brazil
A Guide to Volunteer Work in Brazil by Volker Poelzl  
The Pantanal of Brazil: Volunteer to Travel and Study the Jaguar by Marsha Johnston
A Volunteer Project in the Chapada Diamantina Region of Brazil Helping Underprivileged Children Of Lencois by Lies Ouwerkerk
Volunteer in Rio de Janeiro Teaching English by Hannah Allen-Yeager  

Cross-Cultural Solutions: Volunteer Abroad for the Experience of a Lifetime!
Experience another culture like never before while making a real difference in people’s lives. You’ll gain perspectives and insights into the local culture and yourself. It’s an exciting and personally inspiring experience, and you’ll develop memories that will be with you forever. Program operates in Salvador, Brazil.
Dates Offered: Choose from start dates year-round and lengths-of-stay from 1-12 weeks.
Costs: The U.S. tax-deductible program fee for a two-week program is $3,068 with each additional week of stay only $588. Program fee includes: personalized Volunteer Placement, language instruction, cultural education, food, lodging, transportation to and from all Cross-Cultural Solutions’ placements and programs, pre-departure guidance from headquarters staff, 24-hour access to in-country staff, travel medical and emergency evacuation insurance, and more.
Contact: Cross-Cultural Solutions, 2 Clinton Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801.
Tel: 800-380-4777 or 914-632-0022. Fax: 914.632.8494; in the UK call 0845 458 2781/2782; other countries call +44 (0) 1273 666392.

Volunteer Abroad in Brazil – United Planet – 6 or 12 Months
United Planet's volunteer abroad Quests offer volunteers a unique blend of work, cultural immersion, and fun. Ages 18 and up are invited to enroll. Live in Brazil for 6 or 12 months and volunteer at a social or human rights project, assist with education, or work to conserve the environment. Volunteers live with a local host family, participate in cultural activities and excursions, and receive 24/7 support – a true immersion experience that allows you to build relationships that last a lifetime.
Volunteer in Brazil with United Planet Cost: Varies with duration of your stay. Please visit our website for details.
Dates: Quests depart in January or August.
United Planet, 11 Arlington St, Boston MA 02116, USA.
800-292-2316 or 617-267-7763.

Volunteer Abroad in Brazil from US$620
International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) offer affordable volunteer abroad programs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from only US$620. Volunteers can participate in Sports Development, Working with Children, Carnaval, Teaching English and Community Development. IVHQ sends thousands of volunteer travelers worldwide annually — you will not find a more affordable, high quality and trustworthy volunteer travel company.
Volunteer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Dates: Start: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Duration: From 2 weeks to 24 weeks.
Program Fees start from US$620.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
+64 6 758 7949.

Abandoned Street Kids of Brazil Trust — Task Brasil
Volunteer Placements in Brazil
The program gives volunteers the chance to work in all of our projects: Casa Jimmy, Casa Charlotte, Epsom College Farm/Forest House, Casa Roger Turner and the Street Approach Project. Placements start throughout the year. We are looking for self-motivated, well-organised volunteers with lots of initiative who can communicate in Portuguese (or are willing to learn), help our carers with the children or be involved with creative workshops or tasks such as administration or maintenance.
Ecotour - Organic Farming Experience in Brazil
By taking part in the Ecotour — The Organic Farming Experience, travel in Brazil can take on a new meaning. The Ecotour is suited to those people who thrive on challenge and who like to enjoy the fruits of their labor. The farm project for adolescent boys aged 10-14 is partly sustained by the Ecotour, which takes place twice a year.


Amigos de Iracambi
Offers volunteer opportunities with rainforest preservation efforts at the Iracambi Atlantic Rainforest Research and Conservation Center in Minas Gerais state. Minimum stay is one month ($400), with consecutive months costing less.

Contact: Fazenda Iracambi, Caixa Postal No. 1, Rosário da Limeira — MG, CEP: 36878-000, Brazil; 011-55-32- 3721-1436;,

Amizade Global Service-Learning
Volunteer in Brazil on a variety of Projects
Amizade was founded in Brazil in 1994 and has cooperated with community partners in Santarem to construct youth centers, community centers, trade schools, and much, much more. Program includes an Amazon forest tour, and local cultural and recreational activities.


Associação Iko Poran
Works with a number of NGOs in Rio de Janeiro, mostly engaged in community development projects in low-income communities (often with children and youth), such as art/music education, community health projects, citizenship, and more. Programs range from 2 to 24 weeks, with lodging included (but not food). Portuguese courses are available for a fee. .

Contact: Rua Doutor Julio Otoni 571, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro RJ, CEP: 20241-400, Brazil; 011-55-21-2205-1365, fax. 011-55-21-2205-2765;

Earthwatch Institute: Provides volunteer opportunities in scientific field research and education, in conservation efforts in the Pantanal and protection efforts for dolphins, seals, and whales along the coast in São Paulo state.

Contact: 3 Clock Tower Place, Suite 100, Box 75, Maynard, MA 01754; 800-776-0188 or 978-461-0081;

Ela Brasil Tours
Volunteer Vacation
Travelers can choose from a couple of volunteer options — The River Otter Program and The Humpback Whale Research. While getting closely involved in the program travelers also get a chance to visit local towns on their free time.


Volunteers for International Partnership
Current programs include working with at-risk children in São Paulo, Florainópolis, and Natal, working with manatees in Balbina (Amazonas state), and environmental protection in Bahia state; Portuguese courses and homestays included.

Contact: PO Box 6141, Brattleboro, VT 05302; 802-258-3467;,

Volunteers for Peace
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 100 countries every year, including Brazil. Project cost starts at $500, which includes food and accommodation. Types of project include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art & culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 31,000 volunteers worldwide. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at!

Contact: 1034 Tiffany Rd., Belmont, VT 05730; 802-259-2759, fax. 802-259-2922;,

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