Rebecca Wolman and her two daughters Mica and Shaya go for family volunteering in Brazil. The three of them focus their volunteer work on Child Development and Sports Development (Football and Capoeira) in Rio de Janeiro.
Felipe, who runs this programme with his heart and soul, is incredible and inspiring. From the moment we first enquired about volunteering, right through to our departure, he answered all our questions, looked after our every need and was totally there to give us the best possible experience. There aren’t many options for one week volunteering but he was able to create a programme that fitted each of us perfectly, (from football to capoiera on the sports programme to childcare and community support) and made sure that we got what we wanted out of each day. We are under no illusions about having changed the world, but he did enable us and those that we met and worked with, to have some meaningful and beneficial encounters that will certainly stay with us, long after our trip is over.
And it was also good to know, that the fees go directly to those locally on the ground, not to some large international organisation.
What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
As a family, we weren’t looking for a social scene so were very happy in the local B&B. I recommend checking every detail of your needs and expectations with Felipe beforehand to make sure it is the right volunteering programme for you, and Felipe will do everything possible to make sure it is.
Brazil is the perfect place for families to gather new life experiences and do valuable volunteer work. The Brazilians are so warm and joyful that we are happy to welcome your family in Brazil! – Rebecca
Brazil is a perfect place for families to join for a new experience in life and doing valuable volunteer work. The Brazilians are so welcoming and joyful, we will be happy to welcome your family as well!
Volunteer Sports Teacher in Rio
Go for a trip as a sports volunteer in Rio and coach young boys and girls at school playing football! There are many popular sports in Brazil, you may teach football (soccer), futsal, capoeira, surfing and more.
We believe that every child deserves the chance to experience sport as a hobby and as a social activity that they can enjoy and become motivated by. Being active boosts endorphins and increases everyday concentration levels which help develop their cognitive mind and mental stability.
Come as a childcare volunteer in Rio de Janeiro, where you can work with child development. You can also choose to care for the children in a daycare of one o Rio’s favelas. With your love and dedication you help us save our children.
It is undoubtedly the most beneficial way to increase the quality of life for children living in Brazil. The children will appreciate your love and dedication, since not all the children have equal chances in a country with one of the most pronounced gaps between the rich and the poor.
Family volunteering in Brazil
We are dedicated in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.
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