Volunteer in Xerem, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.



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  • Description


    We are a small social organization based in Xerem, a town located about 50 km away from Rio de Janeiro, in Brasil. We work to help and support underprivileged children in rural areas, where living conditions are hard due to inadequate infrastructure, insufficient resources for education, and cultural issues. We try to improve their quality of life and their education through various different projects, in order to provide opportunities for a better future, and promote culture, education and good values.

    One of our main projects is, through the help of volunteers, we give lessons for free in local public schools- which lack enough teachers-, and teach the children there subjects that aren’t included in their main curriculum, such as new languages- Spanish and English-, Arts, or Sports.

    The children are also invited to join us at our main headquarters, where we host a series of cultural activities. They can play games in a safe environment, or learn things such as cooking, arts, etc. All this is done with the help of our volunteers, who stay with us for long term periods, in order to be able to make a significant and permanent change in the children’s lives.

    We also have several other projects to improve the quality of life of the most needy, such as improving the homes of the poorest families in the area, and giving food to the homeless. You can read all about our projects in our website.

    The volunteer program is completely free. Volunteers receive an airport pick-up, accommodation, food, and training. Volunteering is a unique cultural experience – you will get to know the brazilian culture, have the freedom to set up your own projects and the children will make you feel at home from the very first second!

    You need to be at least 21 years old, have at least an intermediate knowledge of the portuguese language, and be willing to make a 6 MONTH MINIMUM COMMITMENT. For all volunteers we offer accommodation!

    Our place has been around for 35 years, and we are constantly seeking to innovate and find new ways to help the community. We encourage volunteers to be proactive and suggest new projects and ideas, and many who have been with us have found it to be an amazing experience to grow and learn.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have the opportunity to experience a new culture and meet amazing people from very different backgrounds.

  • Help


    We are currently looking for volunteers who enjoy working with children, to help us in our project. We work with rural schools near Xerém, Rio de Janeiro, and we need enthusiastic people with a good level of English or Spanish and at least intermediate level Portuguese, to give language lessons in two or three different schools, with age groups between 6- 12 years old.

    Housing and food will be provided for free for volunteers at the headquarters of our organization, located about 5 km away from the schools. Volunteers only need to be able to buy their airplane tickets, and to obtain a valid Visa to volunteer in Brasil (our project will help with the paperwork required in case of a Volunteer Visa). You can read all about our volunteering program in our website.

    We need committed people who can come for a minimum time of 6 months, but one complete year would be preferred.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Portuguese, Spanish, English

  • Accommodation


    Housing and food will be provided for free for volunteers at the headquarters of our organization.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 16397231454a