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Volunteer in Brazil: Keeping Children Off The Streets Project in Brazil

GeoVisions

Street Address:
63 Whitfield St.
Locality:
Guilford,
Region:
United States

Keeping Children Off The Streets Project in Brazil

Country
Brazil
Locations
Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Dates of Program
Contact the Organization
Group/Independent
Both (group and independent)
Age Restrictions
18 Years +
Project Review

Florianopolis, Brazil is the capital of the state of Santa Catarina.  With almost 400,000 inhabitants, Florianopolis is a beautiful island, 31 miles long and eleven miles wide.  It is a modern and cosmopolitan city that offers calm and remote fisherman villages and populated and busy neighborhoods.  The center of the Island is very busy and where the larger companies, banks, and malls are located, as well as many restaurants and night spots.  Florianopolis is located in southern Brazil on the ocean.  It is connected to the mainland by a bridge which allows easy access to the rest of Brazil.  There are 42 beaches around the island, all within a short distance of the downtown center. Located in Florianopolis, this project works hard to keep children off of the streets.  For over 50 years it has served the underprivileged children in the center of this city. Approximately 300 children, ages 8 -12 years old, benefit from this community center.  These are children who have difficulties with their studies and the project helps to keep them away from the streets.  The children are separated by age in the morning and afternoon.  Each group participate in various activities during the week, including recreation, drawing, painting, writing, singing, playing games, reading, listening to stories, preparing theater projects, etc.  There is an emphasis on teaching the children the importance of the environment by teaching techniques for material recycling, re-use of materials, etc.  There is also a daycare at the center for children up to age 4.

Major Responsibilities

As a volunteer it may be possible to:

  • Help teachers with education activities including, drawing, painting, writing, singing songs, reading, preparing play presentations, etc.
  • Help teachers with recreational activities.
  • Help maintain the cleanliness and order in the rooms
Cost/Program Fee
USD 1500 (1 Month) and USD 2630 ( 3 Months)
What program fee Includes

What's Included?

  • Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • In-Country supervision 
  • Local Transportation to the Project 
  • Insurance and orientation 

What's Excluded?

  • Air fare cost
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa Cost
  • Language Training 
Skills/ Qualifications

No specific skills or qualifications are required. We expect our volunteers to be kind, flexible, friendly and should have good communication skills.

Arrangements for Room/Food

Food and Accommodation: Depending on the project and location Volunteer\'s entire supervision and accomodation are managed by the company. For food, local basic meals will be provided. 

Any Missing Important Information

REFUND POLICY

  • If GeoVisions is unable to place you within 21 days of your program start date, or the program is cancelled prior to departure, all payments, less $50, will be refunded. You may request that GeoVisions continue to look for a family or project for you if you are flexible in your travel plans. The change of date and change of program fee is waived.
  • The initial payment of $350 is otherwise non-refundable for any reason. 
  • No exceptions can be made to this policy regardless of the circumstances. 
  • Applicants are strongly advised to purchase trip cancellation insurance.
  • Cancellation of a project must be in writing. Email transmission is acceptable. GeoVisions does not accept project cancellations by telephone. If you choose to cancel your project, your cancellation will become effective from the day GeoVisions receives this notification.
  • If you cancel between 31 and 59 days before your project start date, you are entitled to a 50% refund of monies paid, less your $350 initial payment.
  • If you cancel between 14-30 days before your project start date, you are entitled to a 25% refund of monies paid, less your $350 initial payment.
  • If you cancel between 1 and 13 days before your project start date, you are not entitled to any refund.
  • If you cancel on the project start date or after the project start date and while you are on the program you decide to leave early, there are no refunds to any portion of the fees you paid.

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