We are currently looking for volunteers who enjoy working with children, to help us in our project “Educação Sem Fronteiras”. We work with rural schools near Xerém, Rio de Janeiro, and we need enthusiastic people with a good level of English or Spanish, and at least basic Portuguese, to give language lessons in two or three different schools, with age groups between 6- 12 years old.
We need volunteers for the 2018 period, starting in January, and staying a minimum of 6 months
6 months (1 whole year is preferred)
Housing and food will be provided for free for volunteers at the headquarters of our organization, located about 5 km away from the schools.
Casa do Caminho is a social organization based in Xerem, a town located about 50 km away from Rio de Janeiro, in Brasil. We work to help and support underprivileged children in rural areas, where living conditions are hard due to inadequate infrastructure, insufficient resources for education, and cultural issues. We try to improve their quality of life and their education through various different projects, in order to provide opportunities for a better future.
One of our main projects is “Educação Sem Fronteiras”. Through the help of volunteers, we give lessons for free in local public schools- which lack enough teachers-, and teach the children there subjects that aren’t included in their main curriculum, such as new languages- Spanish and English-, Arts, or Sports.
The children are also invited to join us at our main headquarters, where we host a series of cultural activities. They can play games in a safe environment, or learn things such as cooking, arts, etc. All this is done with the help of our volunteers, who stay with us for long term periods, in order to be able to make a significant and permanent change in the children’s lives.
We are also working in several other parallel projects, such as improving the living conditions of the poorest families in the area, and giving food to homeless people. Visit our webpage for more details of all our projects and volunteering.
Casa do Caminho has been around for 35 years, and we are constantly seeking to innovate and find new ways to help the community. We encourage volunteers to be proactive and suggest new projects and ideas, and many who have been with us have found it to be an amazing experience to grow and learn.
Casa do Caminho doesn't charge any money to volunteers. Volunteers only need to be able to buy their own airplane tickets, and to obtain a valid Visa to volunteer in Brasil for at least 6 months.