• Brazil
    • Rio de Janeiro
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Year Round
Guesthouse Host Family
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to volunteer internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Meals SIM cards Transportation Visa
Dec 11, 2019
Aug 10, 2019
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About Program

Brazil is a land with many enchantments. Its rugged mountains, nearly impenetrable rainforests, cosmopolitan cities, and famous beaches attract a variety of travelers every year. Rio de Janeiro is famous for its vibrant people, lush landscapes, carnival celebrations, samba dancing, Bossa Nova music, captivating beaches, and its enormous Christ the Redeemer statue, which overlooks the city.

Global Crossroads volunteer programs in Brazil offer a fantastic opportunity to explore this dense and colorful city, while serving the greater good. The volunteer opportunities in Brazil will satisfy the curious traveler.

With our volunteering overseas in Brazil projects, you will fully experience life in Rio. You will be placed in projects where your talents and individual skills and interests will be utilized and can make a positive difference in the lives of the countless disadvantaged Brazilians.

Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here.

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Program Highlights

  • Join thousands of volunteers on affordable programs helping to change the world one family at a time
  • Guaranteed lowest program fees in the US – starting at $370 per week.
  • Contribute in the way that is most meaningful to you and get a life changing experience.
  • Your fees directly benefit the volunteer project – there are no middlemen
  • Your safety is always our priority… every volunteer location has been thoroughly vetted

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J Richard Romaniuk
J Richard
Yes, I recommend this program

Complexo do Alemão

The program I participated in was in the group of favelas called Complexo do Alemão. I was teaching English to two community leaders. My volunteer partners worked on the community garden for Abraço Campeão, the non-profit organization helping youth to learn boxing as an educational and personal development tool. The program was very well organized and there was nice interaction between volunteers and people from the youth center. It was incredible to see how much work could be done in a short time! Both leaders I interacted with were very motivated to learn English and were very pleasant in our interaction. I learned a lot about their work and about the Complexo do Alemão community. I will follow on Facebook their website to see their development in the future and tell others I know about their work.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Bring more materials to teach English for local students
109 people found this review helpful.
Response from Global Crossroad

Dear Richard,

Thank you so much for taking out the time to volunteer with us. We really appreciate your contribution to our project and wish you all the best for your future endeavours.

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