The Carnaval experience program is an exciting program allowing one to see what happens behind the scenes for the preparation for this major event. You also experience how celebratory this event is over many weeks before the parade. It is an amazing experience to see firsthand how the people of Rio de Janeiro celebrate the biggest celebration in the world.
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 134,000 travellers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organisation in Brazil.
- 5 meaningful project options available year-round
- Program Fees from £473 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
Volunteer opportunities in Brazil
What recent volunteers said about their IVHQ experience
I have gained a lot of confidence within myself, and a sense of accomplishment, it is an incredible experience to volunteer. My advice to anyone hesitant about joining this program, is to go for it! I had doubts at the start but when I got there, I had the time of my life, it’s tricky at first, but you will make so many friends and share so many story’s, it’s been an amazing experience, I would highly recommend to anyone.
I gained a lot of world knowledge and grew as a person. I would tell someone that is thinking of joining to 100% do it because it changes your life, even just the people alone.
Traveling to Brazil to volunteer meant so much more than just that. It meant growing up, dancing, singing, walking and helping others in the most genuine way possible. I met people and remembered people, and I took with me infinite lessons that were tattooed on my skin, for example, being authentic and putting aside the opinion of others a little more and living in a more transparent way. Volunteering showed me realities that are difficult to digest, but for the same reason, they make me feel more useful in the things I do because all the lessons I have had in my life experiences and in my professional career began to materialize and it becomes a joint with other generations that perhaps can learn with the same thing that I learned.
I am infinitely grateful and I return to my country revitalized, full of energy, optimism, and I see the world with different eyes. It was really a life-changing trip, thanks to everyone who allowed me, but above all, thanks to myself because it was years of savings, and many moons, tears and steps, but I made it.
To someone who is still hesitating about volunteering abroad, I would say don't hesitate. I believe that there is no more enriching experience than being able to get to know oneself by helping others. I am a faithful believer that there is no better way to travel than being able to contribute something to the country or community to which we travel. It is not only easier, cheaper and more accessible, but it is an experience that can change many lives, including of oneself. You not only meet many people, but you sow new seeds all over the world so that the next time you go to other countries, you already have a house to stay in and more people to help. We are living beings because we are surrounded by them, and it is a privilege to be able to help others because we grow by lifting others. Infinite thanks, IVHQ.
Rio is an amazing place to visit, and volunteering with children in the favelas is so rewarding. Every day you can see the impact of your help. And to make it better, the children are so grateful and respectful, they are always excited to see you and they are eager to learn - so embrace every moment of it! As someone who has travelled a lot, I can say with certainty that Rio is unlike any other place in the world! Rio is vibrant and so full of life, and this experience really opened my eyes and taught me a lot about myself.
I was hesitant pre departure. But what put these hesitations at ease was the professional set up of IVHQ's website, support and information. I knew I was going somewhere that would be a well ran environment. My experience in Brazil was honestly not what I expected. It was much, much more. It was full of laughs, connections, experiences and memories. It is the best thing I have ever done in my life. Thank you IVHQ.
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