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Design Your Own Volunteer Program in Brazil


Brazil: Florianopolis, Sao Paulo

Program Duration

3-6 Month


What is expected from you is that you have an open mind, a flexible attitude, a warm heart, good sense of humor and a genuine interest in cultural exchange.

Some projects require the participant to be fit and healthy enough to adapt to living and working where conditions may be strenuous and where accommodations are quite basic.

You may not speak any Portuguese; in this case, your language course and your time living with a host family will ensure that you have obtained the basic communication skills needed for your tasks.


  • Portuguese

Program Fees Include:

* Pick up and transfer
* Cross-cultural orientation
* 15 hours of Portuguese class in the first month, class materials, scheduled extra curricular and class-related activities
* Home-stay during Portuguese course
* Placement in community service project
* Orientation to volunteer work in Brazil
* Ongoing support by local volunteer coordinator
* Home-stay or accommodation inside the project headquarter during volunteer work
* Meals: half-board during the home-stay portion and the voluntary work portion if Participant is staying with a host family (lunch must be provided by volunteer)

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Disability Issues
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
  • Street Children
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Age Range

18 years and older, except US citizens who must be 19

This Program is open to

Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, Australian, Canadian, European and American Participants.

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network