Our inspiring projects in Brazil are based at a youth centre on the outskirts of Sao Paulo. As a volunteer you can choose from working at the youth centre or coaching sport to them.
Either way, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the exciting way of Brazilian life as you see the country through a local’s eyes.
Tell me more… the youth centre
The youth centre encourages young people to get off the streets and get involved in constructive, fun and educational activities. Your role would be to share your passions with those young people, and pick up a new skill or two along the way yourself (think Capoeira dancing!).
School hours are short in Brazil and there is little opportunity for art or other extracurricular activities, so the centre offers dance, music, fil and IT facilities. Over 9000 local children are involved with the centre in one way or another.
Past volunteers have brought their own hobbies to teach and helped encourage children with their use of conversational English.
Tell me more… sports coaching
You don’t need us to tell you that Brazil takes sport seriously! Brazil is home to one of the world’s greatest football teams and the local people are passionate supporters.
Coaching sport in the community enables team-building and active engagement from the participants. The project promotes non-judgemental camaraderie to help young people improve not just their sporting ability but also to learn life skills that will improve their employability in the future.
Food and accommodation
Your accommodation is based at the youth centre. You should expect to share a room with other volunteers.
You receive an excellent cooked lunch at work and will receive a food allowance so that you can cover the cost of cooking your own breakfast and dinner in the accommodation kitchen.
You can take part in this programme for 3 – 12 weeks throughout the year.
How much does it cost?
3 weeks costs £850
Additional weeks cost £145 per week.
Professional one to one Portuguese lessons cost £200
For more information, check out our Brazil webpage – https://www.oysterworldwide.com/destinations/brazil/ or give us a call on 01892 770771.