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Brazil Volunteer Quest
Volunteer in Brazil: 6 or 12 months
What makes a United Planet Long-term Quest unique?
United Planet’s Quest volunteer abroad programs are 100 % cultural immersion experiences. Long-term Quest volunteer opportunities begin in August and January of each year and areavailable to U.S. and Canadian residents of all ages and skill levels.
All Quests include:
- Personalized attention and ongoing support from Coordinators
Extensive pre-departure training and in-country orientation
- Local home stays or on-site lodging options
We have no doubt it will be life-changing and provide lasting memories. Read on for more detailed information about volunteer opportunities in Brazil.
Samba, Carnival, the Amazon, Capoeira: these are just a few of the things that make Brazil great. Spanning nearly half the continent, Brazil’s regions are as varied as its wildlife and people, from the Amazon in the north to Iguaçu Falls in the south. Brazil offers many amazing opportunities: wildlife spotting and treks to the jungle, surfing, snorkeling or dipping ones toe’s in the Atlantic’s crystal blue waters. While Brazil’s economy is booming, it also suffers from staggering income inequality, overpopulated urban centers, and exploitation of its natural resources. By volunteering in Brazil, you will be able to gain unique cultural perspectives not accessible to the average tourist. Through your work project, host community and personal explorations, you’ll learn that Brazil is more than favelas, beaches and beautiful people, it’s an all consuming experience of the senses—music, dance, nightlife, astounding natural beauty and limitless adventures. You many even come back fluent in Portuguese—quite a feat!
United Planet and the ICYE Federation
For six months to one year, you can experience a life-changing program in one of over 30 countries across the globe. United Planet is the U.S. and Canadian member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) Federation , founded in 1949. Through their vast network and 60 years of experience, United Planet and ICYE offer a wide range of programs for volunteers from around the world.
Who can apply?
Volunteers must be 18 years of age to volunteer in Brazil with United Planet. United Planet can send volunteers who are citizens of the United States and Canada or those who are currently living in the U.S. and Canada. Citizens and residents of other countries must contact the ICYE partner in their home country. United Planet can send people from any country to our Short-term Quest locations for 1-12 week programs. Some of our short-term volunteer placements can be extended for longer stays. Please contact us for more information about volunteering with United Planet.
Volunteer Opportunities in Brazil
United Planet currently offers social volunteer opportunities in different locations and environmental projects in partnership with local organizations in Brazil.
What's Included and Program Details
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Quest Program Briefs
Volunteers help children who are from families living in poverty or who have suffered violence or abuse. Volunteers not only help the staff to supervise children, but also assist in fundraising for the project.
Human Rights Projects
Volunteers are involved in many ways to promote education, such as language classes, the arts, sports classes, or any other activities designed according to volunteers’ skills and experience. The goal is to keep young people in school by keeping them motivated to learn.
Volunteers work with people marginalized in the local community, aiming to create a recycling project for them to guarantee an income. In addition, volunteers can work in environmental education through arts, computer classes and other activities to promote environmental preservation.
Most Brazil volunteers live with host families.
Learn about the application deadlines and program fees for this Long-term Quest.
Three Easy Steps to Apply
Questions about applying?
Call one of our friendly regional Quest coordinators today. We will walk you step-by-step through the application process and answer any questions you may have.
Step 1: Choose your Quest. Contact us at any time for help! We'd love to talk to you. Email or call 1-800-292-2316.
Step 2: Enroll online. Please fill in the enrollment form. Then reserve your spot with a deposit (which will be credited toward your program fee).
Step 3: Meet your Quest coordinator and iron out the details. Once you've applied, your United Planet coordinator will contact you, and arrange a phone session to talk about your Quest of interest. THANKS!