To create a generation of children and adolescents no longer determined by their past but by their potential.
Preparing them for integration with their families and their communities and to be responsible, autonomous, and happy people who respect and understand the role of the environment in society.
Volunteering with us is 100% free!
What do we offer?
We offer food and accomodation and an unforgettable experience in exchange for your services.
Who do we need?
We look for enthusiastic volunteers that like to work with and around children. The minimum age for volunteering is 21. We prefer if volunteers are willing to come for 1-2 years as long term placements are encouraged as the stability of longer term volunteers greatly benefits the children and organisation The minimum volunteer period is 6 months. Exceptions will be made if the volunteer can already communicate comfortably in Portuguese or has expertise in a certain area.
Who do we need?
You need no special skills, you just should really enjoy working with children. We do give preference to volunteers with the following special skills:
* organic farming specialists
* construction worker
* fundraiser / grantwriter
Check here for more detailed information about all the available positions.
Your work activities will depend on your skills, interests and our needs. Casa do Caminho doesn’t ask any fees from its volunteers because it sees them as staff members who have the same responsibilities. In agreement with the volunteer we will specify the job or project prior to their visit at Casa do Caminho. Whether you stay in the orphanage or the teenage houses in Xerem depends on your interests and our needs. Holidays have to be planned prior to your visit.
Accomodation & Food
The accommodation here is rather simple and you must be prepared for cold showers and to boil drinking water. All volunteers have to share a room.
One Year Volunteer Visa
One Year volunteer visas are available through a application process through the local Brazilian Consulate in your current country Foreign citizens must have this type of visa when travelling to Brazil to do voluntary work for an extended period. Applications for this type of visa must be lodged in person in your country of residence. After one year you have the possibility of extending for another year. Casa do Caminho can assist you to collate the relevant documents for your visa.
Six Month Tourist Visa
In Brazil, for most nationalities, a tourist visa is issued for three months and can be extended for free for an extra three months by going to the Federal Police closest to you when it is near to expiration. It depends on your nationality whether you need to get the visa issued before you leave or whether you can get it at the airport. According to the rules of a tourist visa, you must leave Brazil after 6 months and cannot re-enter until 6 months have passed.
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