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Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America and the 5th largest country in the world. Brazil is so large that it borders all other South American countries except for Chile and Ecuador. This tropical land is not only known for its size but its ecological treasures with a large Atlantic coast, a mountain range, and the Amazon river basin and rainforest. Despite its amazing beauty there is a great need for humanitarian aid in Brazil. With around 186 million citizens, 40 million live below the poverty level, a staggering number mostly due to social injustice and a struggling economy. World Endeavors offers an amazing opportunity to help Brazil and its people at the grassroots level. Choose from teaching, orphanage, environmental conservation, wildlife conservation, health education, and community development projects.
The loss of natural habitats along with human population growth has put increased pressure on wildlife in Brazil. Volunteers can get involved in one of several projects that focus on decreasing biodiversity and habitat loss. One project focuses on cataloging and counting local wildlife species in order to aid Brazilian research.
No specific skills are required but volunteers should be helpful, flexible and eager to learn a new culture.
Home stays with Brazilian host families. In more remote placements, alternative accommodations may be provided.
Traditional Brazilian food is included (breakfast and dinner).