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JIVE

Working with Children

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Agency | JIVE

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.

Typical day

7:30-8:00AM - Breakfast
9:00-10:00 - Arrival at project
12:00 - Lunch
13:00 - Return from lunch break
15:00 - Leave to go back to the volunteer house


Details on Arrival

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.

Free-time activities

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.

Water Sports
Concert/Music
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School Education level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We need motivated, loving and caring volunteers.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
Wheel Chairs

Any questions? Just ask. We at JIVE are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator
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Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by JIVE.
Services by JIVE

-One Transfer (from airport to the hostel 

-Accommodation.

-Breakfast.

-Full support of local coordinators (24/7 support in case of emergencies).
Safety Orientation.

-Orientation in the city center.

-Project placement.

-Donation to the project.

**Please be aware that there is an extra fee of US$135 for those volunteers wishing to stay with us during Carnival. It usually takes place in February or the beginning of March. Please get in touch if you are unsure about the dates for Carnival. It is also important to remember that during Carnival, all NGOs will close and no volunteer will be working during this week. 

Airport Pickup at Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport

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 Hostel.

Accommodation

KARIOK HOSTEL is located in Gloria, in the heart of Rio de Janeiro! 

Glória is a neighborhood of the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Located in the border area with the Central Zone and considered as the "first" neighborhood of the South Zone. 

It is borders the neighborhoods of Lapa, Flamengo, Catete and Santa Teresa. Gloria is served by the Glória subway station, as well as being on the route of dozens of bus lines that run to all regions of Rio.

There are some of the city's main sights, such as: Flamengo Park (part), Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro and Marina da Glória that is a popular statrting point for boat tours. 

This is a place that youou get the feeling that you are in a small town with a bohemian and alternative vibe! ;)

The services at the accommodation:

• Breakfast

• Sheets / Linens

• Kitchen and dining room for you to use anytime you want.

• Shared bedrooms with bunkbeds, lockers, a suitcase seller, frigobar e a fan or air conditioning.

•WIFI in all environments 

•Spacious living rooms

• Computers for common use

-There are no laundry facilities at the hostel but you can take their clothes to a local laundromat. 

Please bear in mind that:

*Please bring your oun towels or you can rent them there for R$5,00 each. Also bring your oun locks to use in the lockers.


Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Breakfast is served everyday and includes: whole grain bread, butter, Brazilian cheese, ham, guava jam, juice, coffee, tea, fruit, scrambled eggs and oatmeal. There is also a kitchen for the volunteers use free rein  to cook any other meals. 

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) in Rio De Janeiro. We assist you to find cheap flights to Brazil.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Brazil provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Brazil you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Brazil.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,127.00
5 weeks
$1,214.00
6 weeks
$1,344.00
7 weeks
$1,474.00
9 weeks
$1,734.00
11 weeks
$1,994.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$3,684.00
Average fees
$218.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. JIVE will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Brazil.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with JIVE during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
Americas South America Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Rua Joaquim Murtinho 886
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