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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
Contact: International Volunteer HQ, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
+64 6 758 7949

Volunteer Abroad in Brazil for 4 - 52 Weeks
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 4-52 weeks 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.
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Contact: Please give the United Planet Team a call at 617-874-8041 or email
More information can be found at: and for United Planet’s Brazil programs 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.


Amigos de Iracambi
Volunteer in Minas Gerais, Argentina on a Rain Forest Preservation Project
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.

Amizade Global Service-Learning
Volunteer on Projects in Brazil
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
Volunteer in Brazil
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.

Earthwatch Institute
Volunteer Conservation Work on a Riverboat in the Amazon Basin
Provides volunteer opportunities in scientific field research and education, in conservation efforts on a Riverboat in the Amazon Basin while seeking pink river dolphins, primates, macaw, caiman, giant river otters, piranha and exotic fish.

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