Global Exchange - Community Change 'Português/Engl

Building three communities: School by CCI, Family by Hosting, Social by Service

The program will bring together community residents, local and international volunteers to address the area’s most critical environmental and socioeconomic issues. The volunteers will be hosted by family and teachers residents in the community

The Global Exchange - Community Change Program is aimed at transforming the area surrounding a newly built apartment complex comprised of people who relocated recently from poor areas within the city. The main focus is on local residents coming together to transform their own community through participation in environmental projects, service, capacity building, cultural activities and educational initiatives link to the municipal and state schools systems.
The project fill up the vacuum and emptiness in the newly built community and provide positive activities that bring the community together. Thus inspiring a web of social connections and a strong sense of belonging and pride in the community. Some of the activities already realized involved: 

Service projects focused on environmental issues. Volunteers will build up 3 community vegetable gardens and 3 community parks surrounding the schools and community center.
In collaboration with partnering organizations and institutions we will host 3 community festivals with bazaars and performing arts. The bazaars will be held to raise money for the projects and community services
Participants will lead English lectures at the community center and school and door-to-door introduction and education on recycle garbage system.
Volunteers will travel to the capital city of Brazil, Brasilia, and meet at Federal Congress in cooperation with the cultural attaché of the countries represented by AIESEC international volunteers.
Capacity building about social entrepreneurship initiatives and training

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) and Portuguese (basic level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Required Documents
Letter of motivation and brief CV, reference can be from one of those: professor, teacher, university, parents, NGO and CBO
Other Skills
desire to link with local people, introducing the culture of the volunteer nationality in schools and cultural gatherings, acting in community service project, cooperating with youth group and CBO
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 04:30

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Global Exchange - Community Change 'Português/Engl Brasilia field trip after school programs paint Media coverage some of the hosting family orientation school programs school programs hosting family and volunteer opening day volunteer school presentation paint A volunteer of 2014 group hosting family GE-CC volunteers 2013/2014 evaluation school tree plantings opening of the 2013 program School programs before Media coverage paint introducing the program to hosting family evaluation Brasilia field trip youth department logo orientation evaluation school programs house paint school programs scholl programs

Free-time activities

The volunteer will participate in social action with in the community, like on environmental program, restoration work in needed families like painting their homes, gardening. Teaching English or spanish. Presenting by power points, music, dance etc the culture of his country in the public schools and community events. Participating in local cultural programs, organized by our youth partners organization. Helping on the conflict resolutions activities, implemented in the public school and community, by our organization and our partners.Participating in the orientation program at the beginning of the program, capacity building training on volunteering, organizational development and evaluation meetings. Link with the university students volunteers and mentors from our organization. Cooperating with teachers and professors.

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What's included?
200$ not refundable registration fee. The cost of stay according to locations and hosting family financial capacity, can be between 150$ to 300$ for each week
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

The volunteers will be hosted by family located in the community were the activities are taking place, an interview is needed for the volunteers approval via Skype, with the project director

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Food will be provided by the hosting family, volunteers will have free time for the weekends and coordinate with other youth groups trips, activities etc.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Goiânia/Brazil between 2 weeks and 6 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Global Peace Foundation will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Global Peace Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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RUA SÃO JUDAS TADEU Nº 68 QD.33 LT.01 CASA 01 JARDIM PLANALTO, Goiânia, 74 333 280 Goiânia, Brazil