To give you a good overview of what being a volunteer in Brazil means, this guide will provide you with information about the country's social projects as well as the costs and precautions necessary. Furthermore, it will show you how you can spend your free time with different activities and traveling.
In general, root vegetables are commonly used. Fruits grow well in the tropical and sub-tropical conditions and are also, therefore, used extensively, even in savoury cooking. Mangos, papayas (also known as paw paws), guavas, granadillas and pineapples are all firm favourites.
These make for delicious dishes, whether savoury or sweet. Many dishes use rice or beans as a staple or base ingredient, since these are widely available, filling and fairly nutritious. Common meats include beef, pork and different kinds of fish and seafood.
Breakfasts are often fruit-based and refreshing. In general, lunch is the main meal of the day and, therefore, the largest and most filling.
Nationals of Austria, Chile, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Spain, Suriname, The Netherlands, Trinidad & Tobago, and United Kingdom are exempt from this visa for stays up to 90 days.
To obtain this Visa, you must present the following documents (please make sure to confirm the details with the embassy or consulate):
Citizens of the following nationalities ARE ALLOWED to travel to Brazil without applying for a Visa at a Brazilian embassy or consulate; and are allowed to stay in the country for 30-90 days. Citizens of South and Central America need to present an ID Card. This list is also available online, and it can change at any time:
European Union, Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Jamaica, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Monca, Mongolia, Morocco, New Zealand, Namibia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Phillippines, Russia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Sn. Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Suriname, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela.
Usually, you will not be allowed to stay more than 90 days, but if you absolutely must, inquire this with the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate you are applying to and DO NOT attempt to travel to Brazil without receiving a confirmation first. Additional to this, you will also need a valid passport and passport copies.
If you are a citizen of a country that is not exempt of issuing a visa, you will usually need:
You now have all the information you need to plan your trip to volunteer in Brazil! But, if you still have questions concerning your documents or visa, don't hesitate to approach the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate nearest to you.
If you want more information about this and other topics, consult Brazil's tourism site and get all the answers you need.