Excellent partner project in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where IKPVA has been placing volunteers since 2004 to work with Art & Design.
Video produced and filmed by one of the volunteers.
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Learn Capoeira in the Sports Development Project in Brazil
Sports have become vital for Rio de Janeiro’s lower income communities, providing children and adolescents with recreational outlets. At just about every corner of Rio de Janeiro, you will find locals playing the national sport of futebol. With the few entertainment options for youth in lower income communities, sports have become an essential part of favela life, especially among children and adolescents.
Given the lack of entertainment and job opportunities, children are increasingly getting caught up in illegal activities. The Sports project aims to provide children with friendly competition in a safe and fun environment. Volunteers on this project have the opportunity to work with children in popular Brazilian sports, such as futebol, futsal, capoeira, and surfing.
Volunteers do not need to be sports stars to participate on this project, but a passion and enthusiasm for sports goes a long way! Volunteers are encouraged to list their preferences and skills when applying for the Sports project, but will be required to be flexible and participate in a variety of sports where required.
Please note, many of the placements are based outdoors and are dependent on good weather. In the event of bad weather, our local staff will do their best to place volunteers at other projects, such as Childcare or Community Development.
If you feel ready to go, sign up as a Brazil Volunteer .
We will take you carefully step by step through the enrollment, and you will learn what will be provided with the program, costs and requirements. Have fun.
As a volunteer on the Brazil Medical Volunteer Program you will be on the front lines of educating and raising awareness for healthcare issues impacting local communities. Whether you are involved in hands on health promotion and canvassing, healthcare advising, contraceptive literacy, or leading disease awareness workshops – your work will make an immediate, positive impact on your project.
My overall experience was amazing, I enjoy every second of it and I learned so much about the culture. Definitely a experience that will change your life.
- Ana Noroleyn from Texas
Find out more about Ana’s volunteer experience in Rio