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Spend Your Gap Year in Brazil

Gap Year Volunteering Programs in Brazil
From £386
Duration 7 - 56 Days
From £386
Duration 7 - 56 Days
If you've been wondering how to spend your gap year meaningfully, then head off to Brazil and join a volunteer program to contribute to the society.

A beautiful South American country, Brazil is known for its exotic beaches, the love for football, samba and of course, Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado. And it just doesn’t end there – Brazil has an amazing flora and fauna, and provides shelter to some of the most iconic species including toucans, scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, capybara, pink dolphins, sea turtles etc.

Aptly meant for high school and college students, as well as gap year travelers and backpackers, it’ll be an immensely valuable volunteering experience in Brazil that’ll probably change your way to look at life and polish your skills for a better career in the days ahead.


  • Programs in Brazil are available throughout the year
  • About 6 amazing & affordable programs available in and around Rio De Janeiro
  • Minimum age to join a program is 18 years and above
  • Programs are available for a minimum of 1 week to maximum 8 weeks
  • Perfectly customisable options for students joining in groups
  • Immense international work exposure and first-hand learning experience
  • Volunteering opportunities to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the underprivileged ones
  • Experience the authentic Brazilian lifestyle while living closely with the locals
  • Explore the gorgeous beaches of Rio and soak in the sun on the weekends
  • Certificate of Completion after the program ends


Although Brazil isn’t economically weak, there are certain sections of underprivileged people who are in dire need of help from the volunteers and you can choose to make a difference in their lives. Volunteering Solutions, in association with local Brazilian organizations, provides 6 different projects in the city of Rio De Janeiro. Each of these projects have been designed in a way that both the giver and the receiver gets benefitted.

Childcare Program – If you love to be with kids and have always imagined yourself surrounded by a naughty bunch, then this is it – you’re gonna love it here! The Childcare Project in Brazil will be a fun-filled affair, as you’ll get to spend all your time with the little ones while playing, nurturing, helping with meals and naps, tutoring, and providing general classroom assistance to them.

Teaching Art & Painting Murals Program – For all the art lovers who wish to take a break and volunteer in Brazil, this would be a meaningful and unique step, as it’ll give you the chance of doing what you love as well as empower the students and youth in gaining some skills. As a part of this program, you’ll be sharing the knowledge of art with the local youth of the region and apart from taking art classes, you can also get engaged in diverse community restoration projects, helping paint murals and hoses in the favela.

Manual Labour Program – If you wish to get your hands dirty and do some hard work during your gap year in Brazil, for ensuring a better life for the underprivileged people living in the favela, then you must join the Manual Labour Volunteering Program in Brazil. You’ll be working alongside the favela residents, helping them to have a better living by constructing homes, painting them, and set up a better colony. Your manual labor assistance will allow local residents to pursue projects that they’ve been waiting to accomplish for years.

Urban Gardening Program – Being a volunteer for this program, you’ll learn more about tropical urban gardening and help the local favela community in understanding the necessity of this. You’ll also have to work in local schools and help them set up small gardens where the students can work.

What's Included

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Orientation
  • Pre- Departure Information
Experience Volunteering
Region South America
Country Brazil

Volunteering Solutions

Volunteering Solutions is an international volunteer placement organization offering volunteering and internship opportunities in more than 24 countries, spanning across all major continents: Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, and Australia. Established in 2007, the organization has managed to place more than 13.5k volunteers overseas in different programs across the globe. Childcare, Medical...
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