We are a Brasilian family out of standard that lives in a country house where we plant organic vegetables and fruit. Our life is a little different from others because of an accident that Cláudio (dad) had suffer and took his movements and capability of talking but he is conscious of reallity. The experience of living and helping him teaches a lot about life. Besides Cláudio, also living in our house are Flávia (mom) an english teacher for over 30 years, Bernadete (grandma), Tatiane (daugther), an 18 years old arts student and Sérgio (son) an 23 years old forest engineer, Cláudia that works in the house for 20 years and several nurses that are responsable for Cláudio needs.
We expect from the volunteers that they have interest in helping with the cultivation of the fruits and vegetables, house care and with Cláudio activities. We wont have rules, the volunteers functions will be set up with the exchange of ideas and the volunteer interest and capability.
Help in the house
Volunteer work will be in the house care, helping Cláudio (dad), actvities, planting, management and havesting the fruit and vegetables cultivated (over 50 varieties) and with the garden maintenance and building.
Portuguese, Spanish and English
Bed in a share room and camp option.
Campinas, where the country house is in, is a big city with over 1 milion people. There are several cultural programs as teather, cinema, tipical restaurants around. There are also a few parks that can be explored and use as a to exercise and have contact with Brasilian Mata Atlântica forest. The city center is less than 30 minuts by bus. São Paulo 1 hour by bus. The ocean is around 4 hours by bus with lots of options and easy to get in. We have also a air port in our city that allows to get in the main cities of Brasil, like Rio de Janeiro, Florianópolis, Fortaleza e etc. Is also possible to get on this cities by bus.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week