Articles on Volunteer Work in Brazil
Abroad in Brazil with Cross-Cultural Solutions
As a volunteer in Brazil, you'll work alongside local
communities as they work to bridge the economic divide
and provide quality care and education for all. Despite
obstacles, Salvador residents are known throughout
Brazil and the world for their vibrant, optimistic
attitude. You'll have a chance to explore everything
that this incredible country has to offer while working
to make a real difference in your new community.
On each program, after volunteering for the day, you'll
be able to walk around your neighborhood or explore
some of the gorgeous spots nearby. We proudly believe
we provide the perfect mix of quality work, cultural
immersion, adventure, and relaxation—all while
having 24/7 access to CCS staff and support. Make
that life-changing decision to become a CCSer today!
|| Dates: One
Week to Three Months
Costs: Contact Us for Pricing
Contact: Cross-Cultural Solutions,
2 Clinton Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801.
Tel: US Toll Free: 1-800-380-4777
Abroad in Brazil – United Planet – 6 or 12 Months
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.
|| Dates: Quests
depart in January or August.
Cost: Varies with duration of your stay.
Please visit our website for details.
Contact: United Planet, 11 Arlington St,
Boston MA 02116, USA.
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.
|| Dates: Start:
1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Duration: From
2 weeks to 24 weeks.
Cost: Program Fees start from US$620.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ,
PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
Tel.: +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.
Contact: email@example.com, www.taskbrasil.org.uk
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
Contact: Fazenda Iracambi, Caixa
Postal No. 1, Rosário da Limeira — MG, CEP:
36878-000, Brazil; 011-55-32- 3721-1436; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.iracambi.com.
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
Contact: email@example.com, amizade.org
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; www.ikoporan.org.
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; www.earthwatch.org.
Ela Brasil Tours
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
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.elabrasil.com
Volunteers for International
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
Contact: PO Box 6141, Brattleboro,
VT 05302; 802-258-3467; email@example.com, www.partnershipvolunteers.org.
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 VFP.org!
Contact: 1034 Tiffany Rd., Belmont,
VT 05730; 802-259-2759, fax. 802-259-2922; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vfp.org.