Through our local partnerships we have four programs that let you play Sports with children: Soccer, Rugby, Surfing, and Capoeira.
Soccer is Brazil's passion! Almost everyday there is a soccer match. In Rio there are four important teams: Botafogo, Fluminense, Vasco and Flamengo. The carioca is raised to be a fan of one of these teams since birth. In the communities, it is every boy's dream to become a pro-player and leave behind their current poverty stricken life.
We also have a soccer program for the blind adults.
Whether you like to surf the waves at São Conrado beach and enjoy the hot sun and refreshing water, or if you want to practice the martial art of Capoeira, or play some mean soccer or rugby with the local kids, we have the right place for you to be.
These sports play a great deal of importance because they help children think constructively and learn to collaborate with others in a team environment and not solely as an individual.
We workin Cantagalo, Rocinha, Barreira do Vasco and Tijuca.
8:00AM - Breakfast
8:30AM - Leave for project placement
9:15/10:00 - arrive at placement
12:00 - Lunch break
13:00 - Return to second half of activities
14:30/15:00 - return back to the Volunteer house
** Depending on which project you are placed on you could have placement at night. Therefore you could start your activities at 16:00 and go until 21:00. Thus, you would have the mornings and early afternoon free.
All free time activies are organized by the volunteers. Hiking and hang gliding tend to be the most popular but there is also water sports like paddling and surfing that can be done too.
We do provide an airport pick up for those volunteers who arrive by plane. You may arrive at Galeão Inernational Airport (GIG) or Santos Dumont (SDU). For those volunteers who arriving by bus you must make your own way to the volunteer hosue.
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.