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Volunteer in Brazil: Moradores da Barreira do Vasco Program

Iko Poran

Street Address:
Rua do Oriente
Locality:
Rio de Janeiro
Region:
Brazil

Moradores da Barreira do Vasco Program

Country
Brazil
Locations
Barreira
Dates of Program
Flexible Dates
Group/Independent
Both (group and independent)
Age Restrictions
18 Years+
Project Review

The Association of the Residents of Barreira do Vasco was created more than sixty years ago by the first residents of the community. The Association offers support to their low income residents by offering activities that they can't afford to pay for such as sports, tutoring, reading groups, literacy for the elderly, technical programs, health care, business, accounting, and technology training.

Major Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities:

  • Help educate and support the children of Rio by offering a cultural 
  • Artistic education that reinforces positive interests,in an effort to provide an escape from the omnipresent drug trade and under-employment

 

Cost/Program Fee
Brazalian Real 2,100.00 (4 Weeks)
What program fee Includes

What's Included:

  • Development of the volunteer placement together with the partner organization
  • Initial support to locate public transportation means to and from the project
  • Program management and administrative fee
  • Donation to the partner organization (up to 50% of the NET placement fee ie up to R$400)
  • Orientation and information about getting around the city, guides, listings, tips, maps, health issues and safety
  • Airport pickup by an Iko Poran representative
  • Lodging during the first four weeks in one of our comfortable accommodation places
  • Assistance in the case of emergencies

What's Excluded:

  • Travel to Brazil
  • Visa costs (if necessary)
  • Insurance (Volunteers should buy their own health and travel insurance)
  • In-country transport (except airport pickup)
  • Meals
Skills/ Qualifications

No specific skills or qualification are required, except the volunteer needs to be friendly, open, flexible and should have good communication skills.

Arrangements for Room/Food

Accommodation: Our volunteers are lodged in wonderful Guest Houses in Santa Teresa, one of Rio de Janeiro\'s most enchanting neighborhoods.

Food and Meals: Brazil is a relatively inexpensive country for foreigners, but it all depends on your lifestyle. As described above, Iko Poran houses also have fully equipped kitchens where the volunteers may cook. A meal at a restaurant may be as cheap as R$ 7.00 in very nice and healthy popular restaurants or up to R$ 30.00 in nicer places.

Any Missing Important Information

Payments:

  • It is not necessary to send any payment in advance, payment should be made locally.
  • The volunteers may begin their placement only once they have paid the program fee in full and in cash upon arrival. This way, the volunteers do not need to think about money anymore and can concentrate on their programs and on the results achieved.

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