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The International Volunteer Travel Brazil program gives you an opportunity to work as an overseas volunteer or intern in many areas including Circus, Music, Art and Dance, Photography, Video, Nature Conservation and Environmental Projects, Social Work, Community Development and Research, Public Health Education, HIV/AIDS Awareness and Care, volunteering with Children and Youth Support and Development.
Combination of Programs
The Volunteer Abroad in Brazil, Internships Abroad in Brazil, are offered independently as well as in combination with the Survival Portuguese Program, and the Brazil Adventure Holidays programs.
Accommodation and Meals: Volunteers abroad and overseas interns in Brazil will most likely live in a special volunteers house, owned by our Brazil partner organization. Rarely when there is an overflow in the house, overseas volunteers are housed in local youth hostels. The international volunteer house is equipped with cooking facilities so volunteers can prepare their own meals. International Volunteers and interns may also eat at local Brazilian restaurants. A meal in a nice and healthy restaurant will go for about USD $3.00 (R$6.00), and up to USD15 (R$30) in top of the class restaurants. Your fees will cater for hostel accommodation but you will be responsible for your own meals. You can budget for about USD 63 per week for your meals.
Transportation: International volunteers and interns can take the bus or the subway to the work site at their own expense. Cost for the subway is about USD 1.20 (R$2.30) return trip and for the bus about USD 1.00 (R$2.00) return trip between project placement and hostels. Your will be responsible for your transport to and from work. You can budget for about USD 5.00 per week for transport to and from the volunteer project.
You can access the International Volunteer Travel Brazil program fees by clicking here.
Portuguese Language Requirements
Except for the international community, the language spoken in Brazil is Portuguese. To support our volunteers and interns in Brazil, we offer a one-week Survival Portuguese Program especially for those with no prior knowledge of Portuguese. Portuguese is quite different from say English or French. If you have no prior working knowledge of Portuguese, or another Latin language like Spanish or Italian, you might find it difficult and frustrating to effectively volunteer or intern in Brazil.
If you don?t have a working knowledge of Portuguese, Spanish or Italian and are staying for more than 3 weeks, you are required to sign up for this program. If you are staying for a shorter time, you are encouraged though not required to take this program. You can take the program in the morning and volunteer/intern in the afternoon.
Questions and Other Information
To access more information on any aspect of our South American programs in Brazil please click on any link on the left or top links bars. For answers to your questions not provided on the link pages, please go to the page on Frequently Asked Questions.
Brazil Program Highlights
Rio de Janeiro
Length of Program:
2 to 24 weeks.
2nd and 4th Tuesday of every Month; Programs Begin following day Wednesday.
Airport Arrival Time: Preferably by 4:00 PM
Language requirement: One?week Portuguese survival program required if you don?t speak Portuguese, Spanish or Italian and are staying for more than 3 weeks.
Mondays to Fridays. average 2 to 4 hours daily (10 to 20 hours weekly).