Environmental Education SUMMER Centre Assistant

opgericht in 2010
Caminho Marinho
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To know Brazilian culture, music, dance and customs closely.
Discover the natural beauty of the region, and its marine animals - sea turtles, dolphins, sea lions
Participate in an initiative that uses art, music and dance to promote environmental education
Share the friendship between volunteers from different countries, as well as the various local volunteers (undergraduates and professionals)
Know different techniques for a greener house, which we apply in our base and our comunnity vegetable garden
"Ritmo do Mar" seeks to promote a carnival group in the Cassino Beach, Rio Grande - RS, based on turtles, culturall and sustainability values using of reusable materials. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Carnival! In Brazil, the people live year-round to enjoy one - special - week! However, Ritmo do Mar is a thematic carnival that promote a social intervention based on cultural, ethical and sustainability values. Year-round, we organized workshops for orphanages and educational centers from various locations in the city of Rio Grande  to make instruments and others props such as flags and costumes using recicled materials (debris, paper and natural glue). During school period, workshops are also proposed In to several schools from Rio Grande in a long-term cycle of activities of environmental education, music education (divided in the making of instruments and percussion), artistic education and physical education, culminating in the many parades for each school. For allegories and props, children making and painting their allegories using recycled carapaces as a simple and inexpensive method for replicating allegories. Each participant makes his custom (a turtle carapace) with papier mache and paints, his instruments with cans or bottles for the many special parades.

Volunteers do not need special equipment or Portuguese as fluency. Although it can help, the children's contact with new languages ​​and new forms of communication, such as art and music, make the experiences for both very special.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

During the summer, the visitor center becomes a community center, bringing together many artists and professionals from the city of Rio Grande, known as the "city of musicians". Several workshops are offered daily, always taking advantage of the skills of the team members, with the workshops of costumes in the form of marine animals the highlight of the season. Always ending with musical performances, shared with children, youth and adults who play their instruments produced by discarded materials, formerly called garbage. 

In addition to contact with people, contact with animals and plants are remarkable in our Environmental Education Program. Sea Turtles monitored by the In Water Program integrate education activities, sharing their return to the sea with our volunteers and hundreds of locals and tourists, thrilling everyone. Our community garden, with organic vegetables available to residents who support their maintenance, green our surroundings and provide quality food daily. But of course, we need to support the maintenance of the garden in order to harvest every day.

Volunteers  leave the house for work between 8:30 and 9:00 AM, return for lunch (3 hours free) at 12:30 PM to the center and then it's back to work until 20:00 PM; 

Usual working days  including the following tasks.

  • Sea patrols with kids;
  • Education activities in the beach;
  • Working in the visitors center; 
  • Mantaining our comunnity vegetable garden.
  • Sea patrols with kids and adults;


Rio Grande is a city known for musicality, with several local artists of Brazilian and international music (Bando de Coirana - forró , Stone Fire - rock, Yorkshire - rock, Tribo Brasil -samba/sambarock, Slow Burnin´- reggae, Chico Padilha - pop reggae). Thursday to Saturday have a gigs from their local bands  with parties always full, since Rio Grande is a university city, with more than 20 thousands students. 

Rio Grande has several museums with the most known being those linked to the sea: oceanographic museum, nautical museum, eco-museum Polvora Island, and a visit to the Center for Marine Animal Rehabilitation (CRAM).

Although limited to climatic conditions, there are diving and swimming spots in the breakwaters, as well as hiking through different places in the city as Ilha dos Marinheiros, Capilha and Taim. 

Once a week, beach yoga activities are suggested, as well as a percussion workshop. 



Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
interest in teamwork; proactivity; sports skills, music or art (or just interest).
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag, vrijdag, zaterdag en zondag van 09:00 - 20:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Caminho Marinho
  • Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • lodging
  • Wi-Fi
  • Transportation from the schools.
  • Volunteers are entitled to use a bicycle, being the maintenance and safety of their responsibility while staying with it.
Caminho Marinho's house is large with three bedrooms. As volunteers demand, the room can be individual, shared with one other person or shared with up to six volunteers.
The organization of the house is collective, and the volunteers are responsible for the organization of the house, cleaning and preparation of meals.
Eten & Drank
Volunteers are entitled to three basic meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and the volunteers are responsible for preparation and cleaning after a meal.
  • At breakfast, there is bread, jam, margarine, tea, coffee and biscuit (salted and sweet).
  • At lunch, volunteers prepare quick meals such as pasta, omelette or sandwiches, so you do not waste time and get the volunteer tasks done.
  • At dinner, the meal is more elaborate with rice, beans, salad, accompaniment (potatoes, polenta or vegetables) and meat (beef, chicken or pork).
Dishes are washed by volunteers.
Drinks are not included in the feeds. The house has water filter and the possibility to buy drinks (soda, juice and beer (at night)).
Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten. Afhaling van de luchthaven is ook niet inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Salgado Filho International Airport (POA) in Porto Alegre. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Brazilië.
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Brazilië biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Brazilië dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Brazilië.

Data & Kosten


Gegevens over jouw aankomst

The project is located in the municipality of Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul. The nearest international airport is located in Porto Alegre (Salgado Filho Airport). By bus, the volunteer arrives from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande in a trip of 5 hours and 27 dollars of cost.
The nearest local airport is located in Pelotas ;- by bus, the volunteer arrives from Pelotas to Rio Grande in a trip of 1 hour and 3 dollars of cost.

Dit programma was gepauzeerd wegens COVID-19

jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
4 - 24 weken


Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
5 weken
7 weken
9 weken
24 weken (max. verblijf)
Gemiddelde kosten
$86 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Caminho Marinho zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Caminho Marinho gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

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