Volunteer in Rio, Teach in our NGO, Live in Rocinha, Experience the Real Rio de Janeiro Brazil  

 Real Sustainable Tourism Getting Results in the Favelas of Rio

Project Favela - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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Who We Are

Project Favela is a volunteer organization here in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.We are staffed and operated by international volunteers. We are an educational and culturally focused grass roots NGO. We believe education and commitment can create opportunities and the right opportunities can change lives. We hope that through education, the arts, and mentoring we can open minds and doors, and maybe just make a dream a reality here in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro Brazil.


 Improve the Lives of Others and Enrich your own

Project Favela​


We don't require that you are a international volunteering pro or have teaching experience, although it is a plus. We need committed volunteers. Dedicated, creative, independent, and outgoing team players.Volunteers that really want to teach, mentor, and inspire. Doing and experiencing all of this in the favela. Experiencing the real Rio de Janeiro. Our volunteer program in Rio is for those looking for a deeper experience in Brazil. Extraordinary people doing extraordinary things.

What we do

We recruit and rely on international volunteers to operate and drive our NGO here in Rio. Volunteers are core to everything we do. Our volunteer program in Rio is a functioning sustainable tourism model that is getting results in the favela. Our volunteers benefit the community in multiple ways. Not just when they teach or mentor. Volunteer here in Rio with us and really be a part of something special that is making a difference. This is tourism that is responsible and impactful.

Where we do it

"Maior do Mundo"

Rocinha - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Our volunteers live and teach in Rocinha. Our volunteer housing is above our project in the heart of Rocinha. The project is on a great street and you will feel like a local on day one. It is real immersion into the favela culture of Rio. Rocinha is a city within a city. You will find Rocinha warm and friendly and will feel like a member of the community. Live, volunteer, teach, learn, experience all in favela Rocinha.