Volunteer at a youth centre in Brazil

Company : Oyster Worldwide
Activities: Volunteer with Children / Activity Holidays / Charity Challenges / Career Break / Community Volunteer Projects / Learn Portuguese / Summer Volunteer Programs / Orphanage Work
Country: Brazil
Location : Sao Paulo
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 year
Approx Costs: 1000 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Volunteer at an inspiring youth centre in South America's largest and most extrovert country, Brazil. 

The centre encourages young people from difficult backgrounds to come in off the streets and get involved in a variety of activities - from art and sports to conversational English. Over 9000 local children make use of the centre. Encouraging young people to make the most of the centre is vital as it not only helps to stop them from joining the wrong crowd, but it also teaches them life skills, team work and provides them with an environment where they can relax and have fun. 

Whether you have childcare experience or not, you will be able to draw on your interests and personal skills to benefit these young people. In the past volunteers have helped out with IT, conversational English and have even done things like make sushi! There is also a sports coaching programme for people interested in sharing their passion for football, athletics or rugby - to name just a few.

Whilst on the programme, you will stay in volunteer accommodation on site at the centre. A freshly cooked lunch will be provided when you are working. For the rest of your meals, you will receive a food allowance so you can sample the delicious local food or cook up something with other volunteers. 

You will never be short of things to do and the social aspect of this programme is great. Sao Paolo offers fantastic nightlife, culture and places to eat and the coast is just an hours drive away. 

One to one Portuguese lessons can be added to this experience.

Start Dates

All year round

Costs / Benefits

£975 for 4 weeks (excluding flights), additional 4 weeks £140 each.
30 Portuguese lessons cost £200 extra.
Includes full support throughout, food and accommodation.


Booking / Enquiry

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Oyster Worldwide Volunteer at a youth centre in Brazil Reviews

Working with Children in Brazil

The experience was a lot different to what I had expected and it really challenges you to be more independent and see and involve yourself in Brazilian culture. I loved it. I loved working with the children, they were so friendly and enthusiastic. Especially running my own class, seeing the children get involved and enjoy themselves was so rewarding. Its an amazing experience!! The people you work with are so friendly and welcoming. See brazil and its culture and make a difference in the community. Tip: If you don't know any Portuguese, learn as much as you can before you go.

By: Abigail
Nationality: UK
Age: 20

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