Our program offers the opportunity to interact with children and adolescents.
Unfortunately, many young people in vulnerable communities are stuck without any type of productive outlet. In most cases the kids suffer from traumatic events and need volunteers to play with them and remember that they are just kids.
We are looking for sensitive, approachable and playful individuals. We need creative volunteers with fun ideas for activities for the kids.
Here is what you can expect:
Children are between the age of 3 to 15
You will be working with our partner community daycares and centers
You will have the opportunity to create your own activities with them including: art, educational games, singing, music and much more
What the children need most of all is love and affection. We work in communities located in: Borel, Barreira do Vasco, Vila Kennedy, Realengo and Cantagalo.
7:30-8:00AM - Breakfast
9:00-10:00 - Arrival at project
12:00 - Lunch
13:00 - Return from lunch break
16:00 - Leave to go back to the volunteer house
This program is available every first and third Monday of the month with exceptions in January and February. Please get in touch for further information.
Volunteers can enjoy a wide range of activities in the city or even a few hours away. Usually volunteers go on trips together to famous places like Ilha Grande, Petrópolis, Paraty Búzios and Trindade.
In order to receive an airport pick up, you must inform us of your flight information and date of arrival. All volunteers may arrive at Galeão International Airport (GIG) or Santos Dumont (SDU). If a volunteer is arriving by bus, then they 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.
We need motivated and confident individuals that want to teach Basic and Intermediate English classes.
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.
Through our local partnerships we have four programs that let you play Sports with children: Soccer, Rugby, Surfing, and Capoeira.