"changing their lives, enriching your own"
We offer volunteer program opportunities in very established, structured, organized projects throughout Rio de Janeiro in addition to our own school/project. Taking into consideration your passion(s), skill set(s), educational training, or life experience we can find a project for you where you can put it all too good use. We work with many amazing NGO organizations here in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We have opportunities for students, physicians, dentists, nurses, teachers, social workers, athletes, counselors, engineers, IT professionals, carpenters, musicians, artists, anybody that has a sincere desire to travel to Rio and volunteer in the favela and make a difference. Our international volunteer program here in Rio is great for students that want to take their studies to higher level and gain a deeper experience and understanding by working abroad through international volunteering. Or for those wanting/needing a very unique, challenging and special experience abroad and looking for a vacation with real purpose.
The first step is contacting us and requesting an application. Complete the application and tell us about your professional and educational background, special skills or abilities, interests, and pursuits. Also tell us what your dream volunteer experience might look like and what you want to do or accomplish through this volunteer opportunity. We will then arrange for a Skype interview and work out the details for your adventure here in Rio. Then all that is left is you making the journey here.
Once you arrive you will be picked up at the airport by our transportation service and taken to our lodging partner or to our volunteer apartment. Our hostel partners offer free breakfast, ac, wifi, and many other extras. Not to mention an amazing common area with a jaw dropping view of the ocean and beach. Our lodging partner is in one of Rio’s best neighborhoods/favelas close to beaches, dining, and nightlife. We can accommodate singles, couples, small and large groups. The hostel is a small family run hostel and we know you will feel at home here. It is usually occupied with just volunteers like you. The same goes for the volunteer apartment
Once you arrive we will conduct a very detailed orientation with you. We will also accompany you on your first day to your volunteer project. We will also check in with you at your project throughout your stay. We will be available to you 24/7 while you are in Rio de Janeiro. We also have local residents that work for us that speak English in the favelas that will be checking in on you and helping you along the way.
No other international volunteer placement organization in Rio works with NGO’s as structured, organized, professional, and safe as we do. Nobody works with as many projects as we do; this is why we can offer such a wide variety of opportunities. We are not some organization that does business outside of Brazil making hollow promises and saying they care about the people of Rio de Janeiro. We live here, this is our home, we walk down the same streets and shop in the same markets. We have dedicated our lives to social change. When we say a large percentage of your program fee goes directly to the project that is the truth. Project Favela is not a business in business to make money. It is about effecting change, opening eyes, changing lives, and in the end we hope a positive transformation occurs that makes this world just a little bit better. It is very important to us that you are in a project you feel good about and can have an impact. In the end it is how your efforts benefit the lives of those you worked with and for, and the difference you made in their lives and of course the part of stays inside you after you return home.
Through the Project Favela volunteer program you will make a difference in the community you work in and the people you meet along the way. You will gain real work abroad experience and gain the personal benefits that can only come from international volunteering. You will get to do all of this in this amazing place that is Rio de Janeiro and take in all that is this amazing city and the experiences and memories it will most definitely inspire.