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One Week Volunteer Experience in Brazil

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Best decision I ever made!

My one week experience volunteering with IVHQ/ Jive in Rio De Janeiro was amazing! It was super affordable and the fees included breakfast, a translator/tour guide etc. I even made some new friends who I still keep in contact with now.

The culture of Brazil is so beautiful. It is the perfect blend of some many things, I felt a deep connection to the people and their traditions.
The landscape of Rio was breathtaking; the highlands, mountains, hills, ocean, all so beautiful!

Everyone in Rio welcomed me with open arms and I felt totally at home and comfortable.
Each morning in the volunteer house we ate breakfast as a family and talked about our plans/assignments for the day. My favorite part of my one week Rio experience was the food; Acai bowls, pon de queijo, rice and beans, and cassava cake were just a few of my favorites.
We worked from about 9am-4pm everyday...the rest of the time was free time to explore and really get a feel for the amazing city.
I would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to grow and expand their knowledge about other cultures or people who are different from them. In this day and age it is imperative you learn about people who are different than you and other cultures because it helps expand your perspective and gives you a much more holistic view of the world.
I will forever LOVE Rio, and I plan on visiting again!

-Taylin

  • International Volunteer HQ responded to this review November 16, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    Hi Taylin, Thanks for sharing. This is a great review for those volunteers that are interested in the one-week volunteering experience in Brazil! We are so glad that you enjoying the action-packed week and felt welcomed by the local culture and people of Rio. Thanks for your recommendation and for being an IVHQer!