Project Favela

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America
We operate a small school in a community called Tabajaras. We are located atop a mountain here in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro Brazil. We bring together comprehensive education and youth mentoring with social entrepreneurism to create something really special for the children in our community.

Volunteering Activities

Social Work

What We Need

Amazing people to do amazing things.

We don't require that you are a international volunteering pro or have teaching experience, although it is a plus. We need committed volunteers. Dedicated, creative, independent, and outgoing team players. Volunteers that really want to teach, mentor, and inspire. Doing and experiencing all of this in the favela. Experiencing the real Rio de Janeiro. Our volunteer program in Rio is for those looking for a deeper experience in Brazil.

When & Who

Year Round
3 weeks max 3 months

What we Provide


Airport pickup, lodging, donation to project for operating costs

Wifi & Satellite

Our Fees

No fees

489USD for 3 weeks. For additional week it is 80USD. We want volunteers to stay longer. So if you pay cobntract with us for 8 weeks stay for 12. We will give you 4 weeks for free!

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Contact Person

Scott Miles
R. Euclídes da Rocha, 17 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22031-100, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Other Ways to support us

Volunteer for a Day

You volunteer with us in our school for the day. We meet you at the subway station and then we walk up the mountain to the school. Here you will assist our team and follow them in the classroom.


Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

In addition to teaching and mentoring in the school volunteers clean and maintain the school as a team. There are other NGO operational tasks that volunteers also assist with.


There are seasonal parties for the children.

We offer a very special volunteering opportunity to work in a real NGO, getting real results. It is intense and challenging, but highly rewarding. You live in the fevala, teach in the favela, and really are a part of the community. Our team knows they are special and our team on the ground is always one big happy international mix of crazy, dedicated, compassionate beautiful people. We work very hard and we have plenty of fun too. We try and bring positive and impactful change through our educational and mentoring programs.

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