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Volunteer Abroad in Brazil from US$365
International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) offer affordable volunteer abroad programs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from only US$365. 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.Dates: Start: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
Volunteer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Volunteer in Brazil wiith Volunteer HQ
Dates: Start: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Duration: From 2 weeks to 24 weeks.
Program Fees start from US$365.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
+64 6 758 7949

WorldTeach Brazil Summer Volunteer Teaching Program
As a WorldTeach Brazil Summer Volunteer, you will serve in Curitiba teaching English, working on projects, and participating in cross-cultural exchange. You will be placed at any of a number of nonprofit organizations that, while each have specific missions, all serve at-risk children, adolescents, their families. These organizations have longstanding relationships with Brazilian Experience and a successful history of welcoming international volunteers to contribute to their work.
Volunteer in Brazil Dates: June-August
Contact: WorldTeach, One Brattle Square, Suite 550, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
Tel./Fax: 857-259-6646

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.


Academic Programs International
Volunteer in Brazil
Enrich your life and the lives of others by choosing to lend a heart and hand to at-need projects. API offers service work in Brazil on a variety of projects.

Contact: 301 Camp Craft Road, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78746 United States; tel. 5126008900;,

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;

United Planet
Volunteer Abroad in Brazil
United Planet's Quests offer volunteers the opportunity to learn, teach, work, engage and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. Ages 18-30 are invited to enroll. Live in Brazil for 6 or 12 months and volunteer on 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.

Contact: Please give the United Planet Team a call at 617-874-8041 or email More information can be found at: Feel free to visit us from 9 AM to 5 PM at United Planet, Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina, 256 Marginal Street, Boston, MA 02128.

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 90 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: 7 Kilburn St. STE 316, Burlington, VT 05401; tel. 1 (802) 540-3060;,

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