Company : Travellers Worldwide
Activities: Community Volunteer Projects / Orphanage Work
Country: Brazil
Location : Rio de Janeiro
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

Have a deserving placement working with 1-5 years old children who are from very poor families and who could really use your help and care.

We work with a public state crèche located in the north of Rio which was established in 1983. They work by providing the children an opportunity to learn in an artistic and practical ways. Their philosophy enables every child to develop without leaving childhood aside, that is, learn by playing. The crèche feels that it is very important to provide the children with all the attention needed, as well as food and educational games.

Their main objective is to look after children from the local area whose parents need to work but don’t have anywhere or anyone else to look after the children. When they first established they use to provide food, milk and teach the local mothers how to cook for the children and local community. Then a few years later they started looking after the children themselves. This is a fantastic opportunity to give your assistance to children that really need and deserve it, and to bring your skills with you while developing new ones.

"One special experience I had was with a little girl who kept herself to herself, did not speak or play with the other children. She had a bad rash and sores all over her body. She was scratching all the time. I bought her some lotions and creams to help her and she got better and better. I spent more time with her and she started talking. I got her and the other children to interact and play games together. Soon she was just one of the group and fitted in with the rest. I will never forget her and she made the experience so special for me. I really would recommend anyone to take time to be a volunteer with Travellers." Ken Russell


  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Latin America.
  • The enormous satisfaction of helping disadvantaged children and knowing that you made a difference to them.
  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
  • An entry on your CV/resume that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
  • The enormous satisfaction of learning or improving your language skills.
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

As the children range from 1 to 5 years olds, the activities that are developed are based on helping the teachers to take care of the children, as well as developing educational games, and recreational activities. 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. The older children are at the stage of learning speech, so it is very important in being able to help them with this as well. Altogether there about 180 children, and about 25 members of staff. The work is very flexible, and the crèche is open from 07.30 to 5.50 so you can work all day, mornings or afternoons depending on when you are needed.

Support and guidance from Travellers and the crèches
You'll receive lots of care and assistance from our very friendly and helpful UK staff, from the first stage of applying all the way through to the end of your placement. We are also available 24 hours a day for any urgent matter during your time on our placement.

You'll live in the Flamengo region of Rio - just a hop, skip and a jump away from famous Copacabana beach! This is a great place to be as you're only 3 minutes away from the metro station, opposite the Catete Palace and you'll be able to visit Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue with great ease.

"You could just see in their eyes how much our project and our contribution was affecting their lives in a positive way" Canyon Cugini

Start Dates

All year round - you choose your start and finish dates!

Costs / Benefits

From £895 for two weeks of placement.
What's included ►Accommodation ►Breakfast ►Meeting you at the Airport ►Transfer to your accommodation ►Transport to and from your project ►Full pre-departure support ►Local in-country team support and backup ►24-hr emergency support ►Free T-shirt.


No qualifications needed. Minimum age 17.

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