Community Development involves many activities and usually geared more towards volunteers who want to experience a variety of tasks while volunteering in Rio de Janeiro.
Putting down floors
Giving classes on basic computer skills
Helping to secure an internet connection and setup an IT lab
need highly driven individuals who know how to work independently. An
intermediate level of Portuguese or advanced Spanish will be a huge
advantage. Also since this involves such a wide range of activities, the
volunteer should be flexible with a willingness to help in several
activities. It would be great if you could tell us what type of activities you would be interested in doing. If you would like to work with the fashion designer in a favela please let us know so we can place you accordingly. Let us know if you have any experience in construction work because this comes as a real asset!
We work in Vila Kennedy, Barreira do Vasco and Cantagalo.
7:30-8:00AM - Breakfast
10:00AM - Arrival at project
12:00 - Lunch
13:00 - Return to project
15:00-16:00 - leave for volunteer house
Depending on your project you may work in the afternoons instead of the mornings. Therefore you would have the mornings free.
All volunteers will plan their free- time activities on their own. Some famous tourist attractions a few hours away from the city include: Paraty, Trindade, Ilha Grande, Búzios and Petrópolis.
All volunteers arriving by plane may arrive at Galeão International Airport (GIG) or Santos Dumon (SDU). Our driver will pick you up from one of these airports an take you to the volunteer house. For those volunteers who arriving by bus must make their own way to the volunteer house.
We are located in Santa Teresa, in the heart of Rio de Janeiro.
Santa Teresa is one of the oldest neighborhoods in this beautiful city with easy access to downtown, Zona Sul, and Zona Norte.
The neighborhood captivates visitors and residents alike for its colonial architecture and cobble-stoned streets. It is also common to see many artists and tourists here. You get the feeling that you are in a small town with a bohemian and alternative vibe.
To this very day the symbol of the neighborhood is the yellow tram, which connects residents to the city center. With great pleasure we announce that the tram has come back and passes right in front of the house. :)
At the accommodation we have eight rooms. We have one room that can fit 8 volunteers, two rooms that can fit 4, one room with 6 beds, three rooms with 2 beds and only one private room. Generally we try to put our more mature volunteers in rooms with less people or those with medical conditions. Therefore during high season such as Carnival, the Guest House can accommodate up to 29 volunteers.
Our house is very secure and has camera surveillance along with a highly advanced alarm system that prevents from any dangers that could occur.
Also, our office is located at the accommodation, so if you ever want to stop by feel free to do so.
Breakfast is served everyday and includes: whole grain bread, butter, Brazilian cheese, ham, guava jam, juice, coffee, tea, fruit, scrambled eggs and oatmeal. There are two fully running kitchens equipped with a stove, refrigerator, pots, pans, utensils, ect. We also allow our volunteers free rein of both kitchens to cook any other meals.