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Volunteer in Brazil

Volunteer in Brazil

Explore International Volunteer HQ’s magical Brazil volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted Brazil volunteer projects, including Teaching English, Childcare, Community Development, Sports and a unique Carnival project. Volunteer work in Brazil is based in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 116,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Brazil.

Highlights:
  • 5 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from $545 for 2 weeks
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, daily breakfast and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a dormitory-style hostel in central Rio

  • Affordable Portuguese language lessons available

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from $545
Volunteer from 2 - 24 weeks
Ages 18+
Based in Rio de Janeiro
Portuguese lessons available
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization

Volunteer opportunities in Brazil

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $545

  • 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 $545

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

Contribute to under-resourced childcare in community centers 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 $695

  • 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 organizations with projects and initiatives that transform neighborhoods 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 $545

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

Active volunteers can help to organize 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 $695

  • 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.

”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.”

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How to get started

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