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Volunteer in Brazil

Volunteering in Brazil - Full

Our Volunteer work in Brazil offers a country which is renowned for thousands of miles of palm fringed golden beaches, the Amazon, the mighty Iguazu Falls, the Pantanal wetlands, Rio and carnival. Volunteering in Brazil places you right next to one of its natural wonders, the mighty Iguazu (ee-wa-su) Falls in the town of the same name Foz do Iguazu.

Taking part in our volunteer projects in Brazil will place you in Iguazu, which offers something unique in this small border town where you can quite literally walk into two other countries on your doorstep; Argentina and Paraguay. Our Voluntary Projects in Brazil are focused on education, whether teaching English to small groups of children or assisting at the special needs school in town or both.

The special needs school welcomes volunteers for half or full days during the week. English teaching schedules vary but during term time are 1 or 2 classes a day. Volunteering in Brazil does not require any experience or Portuguese to be successful, just a commitment to have a go. Free time is usually spent preparing for classes, relaxing by the pool or at the Iguassu Falls or looking around over the border.

For those with a few weeks to spare, choosing to do Volunteer Work in Brazil puts you in a great position to combine with neighbouring projects in Paraguay (4 hours by coach, approx. £10) and Argentina (24 hours, approx. £70).

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Placement at a Glance

18yrs+ on arrival
Volunteer options
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Assisting with classroom activities at special needs school or teaching English
Project location
Foz do Iguazu
Comfortable accommodation in hostel or shared volunteer accommodation. Internet access, swimming pool, washing machine, shared kitchen.
Working hours
Part or full time Monday to Friday
Portuguese not required. Hostel owners speak English.
Getting to project
Flight to Foz do Iguazu with connection in Rio or Sao Paulo or coach from Rio/Sao Paulo to Foz. Approx £70 each way.
Minimum stay
2 weeks
Project operates
1 space available March, May and June.
When to apply
Apply early to reserve your space.
£95 per week
Airport Pick-up Service
Airport pick-up is free.

What's included in this programme

Comfortable accommodation with internet access, a swimming pool, washing machine, shared kitchen and private rooms are also usually available for a little extra. Airport pick-up is also included in this project.

We consider this project ideal if you...

Would rather volunteer part-time
Want to meet travellers from all over the world
Want to be in the heart of the tourist district with endless attractions
Are looking to combine this placement with neighbouring projects in either Paraguay, Argentina or Peru

Brazil at a glance

Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world is a land of wonders and is still mostly undiscovered by British tourists. It can almost feel like a continent rather than a country, taking weeks to travel overland from one side to another.

Your placement is located in a popular destination with bus load after bus load of tourists arriving at the local bus terminal every day from around the world to marvel at the impressive Iguassu Falls. Don’t think that one visit will be enough either! There are two sides of the Falls to visit, the Argentinean side and the Brazilian side both competing to offer visitors the best experience. You will need to allow at least a day’s visit to each and possibly another visit to include a boat trip, a helicopter ride over the Falls or a guided trip into the jungle.

A trip to the Falls is the main purpose of a trip to the region and this is also a perfect base for a longer trips. During your weekends there is plenty of time to get away to the quirky riverside capital of Paraguay (5 hours by bus, £30) and the Jesuit Ruins in Argentina or Paraguay. Or you could take one of many over night luxury coaches (approx. £30 return) to the town of Florianopolis on the island of Santa Caterina - a surfer and beach lover's paradise.

Climate: Hottest months: December-March. Coolest months: July-August although there can often be un seasonal temperatures of 30 degrees Celcius even during the ‘winter'. This programme operates April to the end of June and from the end of August to the end of November.
Time Difference from UK: GMT -4hrs

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£95 per week
Accommodation included
Airport Pick-up Service
Food self-catering
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