BRAZIL: Care for Children in a Crèche on Florianopolis Island

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Location : Florianopolis Island
Duration: 2 weeks to 6 weeks
Approx Costs: 750 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Volunteer to care for young children from poor backgrounds in the beautiful beach town of Florianopolis Island. Activities are mainly based on helping the teachers to take care of the children, as well as developing educational games and recreational activities.

Volunteer with children in Florianopolis at a wonderful crèche that has a lot of charm and where your help here will be greatly appreciated. This crèche brings a new style of schooling where children’s needs are the priority. The director of the crèche believes children are constantly learning via everything they live through, so it's not imperative that we teach them all of the time. There are 120 children at the crèche from 1 to 5 years of age and their purpose is to provide an innovative way to educate the children.

Due to the level of poverty, neither the children nor their families have any knowledge of a different culture, so this cultural exchange is really important. The children love having extra people to play with and their smiles really make it worthwhile! Just a small amount of your time can really make a big difference. Take all your enthusiasm with you to the playground and you will make a huge difference to those children´s lives.

Activities are mainly based on helping the teachers to take care of the children, as well as developing educational games, and recreational activities. You'll mainly be playing with the children, feeding them, reading to them and finding ways to interact and help them learn. If you have any special skills, such as playing a musical instrument, sports, arts, etc., please let us know as the crèche would love you to teach the children these wonderful skills.

Work you may be also involved in could include:

  • Educational games and play time supervision
  • Organising and facilitating games and plays for the children
  • Helping the children eat
  • Helping to clean and tidy the crèche
  • Helping the children to wash their hands
  • Nursing and caring for the children
  • Educating the children about personal and environmental hygiene
  • ...and anything else you think you can bring to these worthy institutes

You can choose how many hours you work a day, but your daily schedule will usually be Monday to Friday with your hours being 8-11am and/or 2-5pm.

ACCOMODATION:

You'll stay at one of our selected guest houses in the Santa Monica area of ‘Floripa’. The guest house is run by 3 ladies from the same family and you will be warmly welcomed Graziela, her mother and her little daughter! There are also 2 lovely cats who live in the house.

Internet access: The guest house provides free internet. There’s also a lounge with comfy sofas and a lovely balcony with hammocks in which to chill out!

You'll stay in a room with up to 3 other people; the rooms are basic but you will have a comfortable bed, there is a wardrobe and fans are provided.

The house is located in a central area of Florianopolis, near the universities, so the area around it is always busy with local people coming and going. It is just a 7 minute walk to one of the biggest shopping malls in the city and also close to supermarkets, pharmacies, shops, restaurants - a great place to be situated! At the weekends, the pubs and restaurants around are always crowded with locals who like to go out to relax and have a drink with friends. From this accommodation it is easy to get to other parts of the island using the public bus system.

FOOD: Food is not provided on this project. However there are ample supermarkets nearby where you can stock up on provisions and you are welcome to cook in the accommodation. There is a large kitchen and you can store your food there. Alternatively, there are many eateries nearby if you would prefer to eat out.

WHAT TO DO NEXT:
If you’d like more information about this or any of our projects, please email or call us! If you’d like to apply for this project, please go to our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.

Start Dates

All year round – you choose your start and finish dates.

Costs / Benefits

From £895 for 2 weeks, then £200 for each additional week. Price includes:

►Arranging your Programme,
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance,
►Accommodation,
►Meeting you at the nearest airport,
►Transfer to your accommodation
►Welcome Dinner in a local eatery
►Daily transport to and from your project
►Local in-country team support and backup,
►24-hr emergency support,
►Certificate of Completion.

NOT INCLUDED:
Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas, Food (except breakfast, which is provided), Return transfer to airport.

Requirements

Minimum age 18. No qualifications or experience required, but you must be enthusiastic. If you have some grasp of Portuguese or Spanish, that would be a big help.

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