Programs in Rio are currently only available to groups. Contact us if you are interested in a group (4+) program in Brazil.
Love Volunteers and our Brazilian partner need assistance with a variety of programs in Rio de Janiero and surrounding areas. Our programs aim to help disadvantaged Brazilians escape poverty and learn valuable life skills that will equip them with the knowledge and resources to provide for their families and learn skills otherwise unavailable to them. Volunteers in Brazil can choose from a range of amazing programs including childcare, teaching, construction, sports and the arts. Not only will your efforts help change the lives of locals in need, volunteers will also be able to experience the famously warm Brazilian culture first-hand.
Brazil is the giant of South America! Covering roughly half of the entire South American continent and home to well over 200 million people it's not hard to imagine the vast array of experiences awaiting visitors. In terms of natural draw-cards the thousands of miles of sun-drenched coastline offer a blissful escape for tourists and locals alike. In the North the Amazon Basin, covering a staggering 40% of the country and home to the famous Amazon Rainforest and mighty Amazon River, are not only ecological wonders but stunningly beautiful. The Southern states border neighbouring Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay and include the fertile plains of Rio Grande do Sul with its vineyards and the astounding Iguacu Falls, which have to be seen to be believed.
Unlike all other Latin American countries, the official language in Brazil is Portuguese. While most of South America was colonised by Spanish conquistadors, Brazil owes its history to Portuguese settlers who began to arrive in the 1500s and retained governance until independence in 1822. Many of the colonial villages have been perfectly preserved to this day.
Our programs are based in Rio de Janeiro on the south eastern coast. Symbolised by the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer on Sugarloaf Mountain and world renowned for its eponymous carnival, Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and the passion of its locals, Rio is culture at its richest and best!
Rio enjoys a tropical climate making it a year-round destination. Even in the winter months (June, July, August) temperatures area a pleasant 70ºF. Volunteering in Rio is an unique and fulfilling experience volunteers will never forget!