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Our operations are linked to many different Non Governmental Organizations - NGOs, with whom we develop volunteer programs to cater to the specific challenges these organizations face, while benefiting the communities they serve. Simultaneously, the programs provide gratifying experiences to the foreign volunteers as they witness the social and/or environmental changes that their work invokes. The volunteers partake in projects developed and operated by a local partner organization and their respective community councils. Volunteers have a unique experience of by actively participating in developing communities for a fairer world while creating a rich personal opportunity for cultural exchange. The placements are specially developed according to the volunteer’s abilities and interests. They are ideal for those who are keen to become a partner of a development project. Our individual programs take place in the city of Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. We have also scheduled some group programs in the Amazon Forest. The programs can last up to 24 weeks. Volunteers who stay longer will be more beneficial to the partner organizations and they will learn more from the experience themselves. To avoid eventual misunderstandings, it is important to mention that this project acts only as a facilitator in the placement, orientation and lodging process. The success of the programs depends on the volunteers’ ability to adapt and plan the activities that s/he wants to develop. Volunteers must come with a positive attitude.
Local people are the experts. Hopefully they have identified the needs within their own community and the appropriate roles that outsiders can play in addressing those needs. The most effective international volunteers learn to work in solidarity with the members of the host community, helping them carry out their objectives, offering advice when asked, and encouraging them in their work. The community can benefit from your skills, labor, education, financial and material contributions, and your continued support once you return home. But one of the most important roles you’ll play is that of a motivator, just by having come from so far away to lend a hand.
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No specific skills or qualification are required, except the volunteer needs to be friendly, open, flexible and should have good communication skills.
Accommodation and Food: Our volunteers are lodged in a wonderful Guest House in Santa Teresa, one of Rio de Janeiro’s most enchanting neighborhoods. The house has cable TV, free Internet access 24x7, fully equipped kitchens, laundry and cleaning service as well as many other facilities. Volunteers stay in big shared rooms. Linen and bath towel are provided.
Travel Information:You will be responsible for the main portion of travel to your placement. However, due to the remoteness of some of the locations the placements may offer you transportation from a nearby settlement.