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Volunteer with Childcare in Brazil
Do you love working with kids? Would you like to travel to Brazil while also giving back to others in need? Then IFRE’s Brazil childcare volunteer program is for you!
Brazil is famous around the globe as an exciting travel destination. Home to the Carnival, the mighty Amazon River, and the birthplace of Samba, Brazil is full of wonders both natural and man-made.
Beneath all that glamour is the seedy underbelly of Brazil’s struggle with poverty.
Over 11 million people live in favelas, which are very poor areas that suffer from over-crowding, crime, pollution, poor sanitary conditions, andlack of access to quality education. With no sex education and lack of access to contraceptives, young girls in favelas often get pregnant, and are then unable to get good jobs to support their young families or afford childcare.
Poor families and mothers in favelas need your help to care for their children. With your help, young mothers can go back to school or go to work and provide for their kids, knowing they are being well cared for by international volunteers like yourself. This will allow them to raise themselves and their children out of poverty and lead happy lives in the future.
Do you want to provide relief and support to families and children in great need? Then contact IFRE today and learn how you can touch the lives of children and young mothers in Brazil!
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impact
In the Childcare in Brazil volunteer project, you will assist local daycares (creches) and childcare facilities. You can expect to play with and give love and support to young Brazilian children while their parents work or go to school. You will help with meals and naps, as well as help tutor the children. In addition, you may also teach English, help out with administrative duties, and educate the children on personal hygiene and sanitation.
Your time at this project will make a tremendous impact on the lives of poor families whose children will be receiving the quality and reliable childcare they deserve but cannot afford. They can go to work and better their family’s situation because of your help, and you can feel amazing knowing you are making such a big difference to these people in need.
Skills and Qualifications:
Anyone with a passion for working with kids and making a difference in the lives of families and communities in need can join our Brazil childcare volunteer project. We have no specific qualifications werequire, though experience caring for children is really helpful. You should have a passion and eagerness to play with and work with young kids, and the patience this often entails. While basic Portuguese fluency is not required, it can really allow you to connect with the kids and it will help you in your role of caretaker. All volunteers are encouraged to be flexible, patient and have a positive attitude.
Working as a childcare volunteer in Brazil is an amazing experience, and you’re sure to have lots of fun and exciting times with these amazing children who will put a smile on your face each and every day.
First Day: On your first day of our Brazil childcare & orphanage volunteer program, you will be escorted to your placement by your local coordinator. They will introduce you to the passionate people you will be working with andyou will get an orientation to get you started where you learn everything you need to know for a successful volunteer experience. We’ll go over your service work, daily schedule, safety measures you will need to follow, and the customs and culture of your host country.
Weekdays: Your childcare work begins on the second day, and a typical volunteer day is as follows:
7.00 to 7.30 AM: You will enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hostel, which is included in your volunteer fee.
7.45 AM: You will head to your project site, where you’ll have the chance to care for young Brazilian children who need your help.
12.00 PM: You’ll break for lunch, which you’ll have at your project site or a nearby restaurant.
3.00 PM: This is the typical time for your day of volunteering to conclude. You are then free to sightsee, explore, hang out with fellow volunteers, or head back to your comfortable hostel and relax.
Brazil Childcare Volunteer: Fees and Start Dates
IFRE programs begin every Monday year-round. If you have travel constraints, you can still start your chosen program on any day of the year.
Since 2006, IFRE has been the most trusted and respected volunteer abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. 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.
We believe in 100% transparency. Rest assured, we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low Brazil childcare volunteer project’s weekly fee is paid in the host country directly to your host family and project (via country coordinator), and includes housing, food, and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.
Volunteer Program Fees (US$)
Fee covers only breakfast in hostel, no launch and dinner
Airport pick-up and transfer $50
Program Fees Cover:
- Accommodation (host family)
- Food (only breakfast and dinnery)
- Program Orientation
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program Fees Exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
Accommodation and Meal
IFRE makes sure you are safe and comfortable during your time abroad. We arrange for you to stay in a very secure and comfortable hostel with some great amenities. We place you right in Rio De Janeiro within a quick walk of Copacabana Beach and all the restaurants, stores, and nightclubs you could want for an amazing vacation. We serve you a delicious breakfast every single morning to start your day right, and then we send you off to your meaningful Brazil volunteer project.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
With world-famous Rio De Janeiro at your fingertips, it’s a given you’re going to be looking for some free time to explore this exciting city. Evenings and weekends are yours to sample Brazilian cuisine, go dancing, or take a trip exploring other parts of Brazil and all the amazing splendor this country has to offer.
Safety and in Country Support
When traveling abroad, safety is paramount and IFRE has your safety and security as our number one priority at all times. From carefully selecting safe housing with 24-hour security, to offering reliable and comprehensive travel insurance, IFRE has you covered. You will be well taken care of by our professional and experienced staff of in-country humanitarians that are available to you at all times.
Brazil Childcare Volunteer: FAQs
You already know you love kids and you want to volunteer in Brazil to help families in need. IFRE takes care of all the details that go into making that dream a reality, and here are some of those details you need to know when traveling with us.
Arrival and Departure
You will fly into Rio de Janeiro International Airport. Make sure you provide your flight details to our in-country coordinator well in advance so they can be sure to set up your airport pick-up. Our airport representative will meet you when you land and transfer you to your accommodations. If you experience a delay or change in plans, contact us ASAP and we will reschedule your pick-up time.
IFRE advises all you to arrive one day before the start date of your volunteer project. This gives you a chance to relax and start your childcare volunteer project the next day with a clear head. Your volunteer fee only covers your stay during the project dates, so you will need to budget for this extra night. Let our coordinator know your plans, and they may be able to assist in making the arrangements.
When you complete your service work, you will need to set up and pay for your own departure transportation, so be sure to include this in your initial budget.The local project staff will be happy to offer advice on how to book a taxi to the airport, and you’ll have no trouble managing.
A tourist visa is a must for anyone planning to visit Brazil. There’s no on-arrival visa offered at the airport. Because of this, international volunteers have to either visit the embassy of Brazil in your home country or apply online. We recommend applying at least one month before your scheduled flight if you are going through the embassy. Make sure to do your research ahead of time to find out the requirements for travelers from your home country.
You can get a Brazilian eVisa online for your orphanage/ childcare volunteer trip to Brazil. It will last for exactly 90 days from its issuance date. Applying online will only take 5 days for the entire process to complete, making it way faster than the traditional method of applying for a visa through the embassy. Only citizens from countries such as the USA, Japan, Canada, and Australia are eligible for Brazilian eVisa. You can learn more about Brazilian eVisa
For a week-long visit to Brazil, the CDC and WHO recommend vaccinations for shingles, yellow fever, measles, mumps and rubella, hepatitis A, pneumonia, typhoid, chickenpox, hepatitis B, rabies, meningitis, polio, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), and influenza.
Vaccination is an important travel necessity for you if you plan on volunteering in Brazil. You can learn more about these vaccinations here:
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Why volunteer in the childcare project in Brazil?
Volunteering with childcare in Brazil is an amazing way to give back to people in need while experiencing a wonderful culture and country in South America.
You will improve the quality of life of underprivileged kids and help families.
Many poor mothers have to choose between caring for their children or going to work. With your help they can go to work and earn money to better their family’s situation, and the children will be well taken care of all day long.
You will get to develop new life skills.
Caring for others helps you learn how to care for yourself. You will learn to live independently, work in a new cultural environment, and adopt new responsibilities. This process helps you to develop valuable life skills.
You will dedicate your time and skill for a humanitarian cause.
If you love kids and want to help struggling young mothers, there is no better project than this childcare volunteer opportunity in Brazil. The care you will provide to the children and the service to the family is a noble cause and you can feel great knowing you are making such a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged family.
You will develop long lasting relationships with children and other volunteers.
Volunteering at this project allows you to spend quality time with the other volunteers and underprivileged Brazilian children. In the process, you get to make life-long new friends in a different country and be exposed to many new ways of seeing the world.
Other Volunteering Opportunities in Brazil
Besides childcare, there are other ways for you to make a difference in Brazil. You can
help set up youth sports programs and much more.
Contact IFRE today to find the right volunteering project for you!
Other Childcare Projects Worldwide
All over the world there are parents who have to choose between providing for their family and caring for their kids during the day. IFRE aims to make this an easier choice for poor families and would love your help to do so! See some of our most popular childcare projects in the list below:
- Cambodia - Work in an Orphanage
- India - Work in an Orphanage
- Nepal - Work in an Orphanage
- Sri Lanka - Work in an Orphanage
- Thailand (Ayutthaya) - Childcare Project
- Thailand (Surin) - Childcare Project
- Ghana - Work in an Orphanage
- Kenya - Work in an Orphanage
- South Africa - Work in an Orphanage
- Tanzania - Work in an Orphanage
- Uganda - Work in an Orphanage
- Argentina - Children and Youth Outreach
- Costa Rica (Cortes) - Childcare
- Costa Rica (San Jose) - Childcare
- Ecuador - Orphanage Project
- Guatemala (Xela) - Work in an Orphanage
- Guatemala (Antigua) - Work in an Orphanage
- Peru - Work in an Orphanage