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Volunteer Abroad in Brazil with International Volunteer HQ

Volunteer in Brazil

Volunteer in Brazil with International Volunteer HQ on a wide range of volunteer abroad projects, including Teaching English, Childcare, Community Development, Sports and a unique Carnaval project. Volunteers in Brazil are based in Rio de Janeiro with the volunteer accommodation located in central Rio. With low volunteer program fees and top rated volunteer projects, you will not find a more affordable and trustworthy volunteer travel organisation in Brazil.

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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • 5 meaningful project options
  • Projects based in and around Rio de Janeiro
  • Accommodation in a hostel
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from US$545 (approximately AU$778) for 2 weeks
  • Affordable Portuguese language lessons available
  • Between 20 and 40 volunteers start in Brazil each month

I'd do it again in a heartbeat. It's a perfect way to travel and just an experience unlike any other, it'll likely stay with you for the rest of your life.

IVHQ Volunteer - Craig Puttnam
Craig Puttnam
Nationality: UK
Age: 21
Destination: Brazil

Volunteer opportunities in Brazil

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$778

  • Duration: 2 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in Samba schools in Rio de Janeiro
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Help local schools prepare for the iconic Carnival festival, making costumes and floats and assisting with singing and dance routines.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$778

  • Duration: 2 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in childcare centres in Rio de Janeiro
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Contribute to under-resourced childcare in community centres across poor communities. Entertain and educate lively children, helping with lessons and activities throughout the day.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$993

  • Duration: 3 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in diverse neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Help community-based organisations with projects and initiatives that transform neighbourhoods and improve the lives of the people living in under-privileged parts of Rio de Janeiro.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$778

  • Duration: 2 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based at a community centre in Rio de Janeiro
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Active volunteers can help to organise and play up to 18 different sports with local children and adults from underprivileged communities.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$993

  • Duration: 3 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in communities around Rio de Janeiro
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Assist local teachers or lead English lessons for students of all ages. Volunteers help in community spaces, where lessons can be informal and allow for creativity and flair.

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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organisation in Brazil to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Brazil will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organisations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travellers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Brazil with your new-found friends.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!