Childcare Project in Brazil

Do you have a soft spot in your heart for children and would like the opportunity to help those from rural and poverty-stricken areas? Do you want to find an affordable way to travel and volunteer overseas in Brazil with childcare services? Global Crossroad has a unique and exciting program for you!

  • Budget friendly travel option to a fascinating country in South America
  • Safe way to explore a new country and help make the world a better place
  • An opportunity to help improve the lives of disadvantaged children and families
  • Meet likeminded and life long friends through your community work

The future of any nation lies in the hands of its children. In Brazil, the average age of conception is very young and most children are born to parents who are still adolescents themselves or that do not have the time or resources to properly care for a child.

Unfortunately, in the poorest areas of Rio de Janeiro, the favelas, there are not enough daycares (creches) or childcare facilities to meet the community's needs. The ones that are available are often too expensive for young and struggling parents to afford. By volunteering in the childcare project in Brazil, you will be giving parents the chance to pursue education and career opportunities in order to create a better future for themselves and their children.

Role of Volunteer

As a childcare volunteer in Brazil, you will be taking care of young children while their parents work or go to school. You are doing a great service and making it possible for the future to be brighter for the parents and children whom you help. You will be working with young children who are from low-income backgrounds. Daily activities may include:

  • Playing with the children
  • Giving children love and attention
  • Introducing children to English
  • Helping with meals
  • Organizing extracurricular activities such as music, dancing, sports, art, games, etc.
  • Helping with naps
  • Promoting nutrition and health
  • Tutoring children
  • Assisting childcare administrations with daily tasks
  • Helping with basic maintenance of schools
  • Aiding local staff

You will have the opportunity to become involved with numerous volunteer projects while in Rio. You will not be confined to the one project you register for; there is a lot of flexibility. Volunteers typically work on numerous projects with different partners and you will be able to learn about other options available upon your arrival.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

There are no specific qualifications that are required in order to be part of childcare volunteer work in Brazil. Fluency in English is required, but you do not necessarily have to be a native English speaker. You should also have a passion for playing with and helping young children, if you are going to join the childcare project in Brazil. Volunteers should be good role models, flexible, patient, caring, creative, responsible and open-minded.

All volunteer programs in Brazil start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.

Price: Volunteer in Brazil

Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality volunteering programs in Brazil. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Brazil application and registration fee cost US $299.

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

    Duration Childcare/Computer Teaching/Youth Athletics Teaching English/ Handicraft
  1 Week $370 $395
   2 Weeks $595 $645
   3 Weeks $845 $920
   4 Weeks $1,095 $1,195
   5 Weeks $1,345 $1,470
   6 Weeks $1,595 $1,745
   7 Weeks $1,845 $1,020
   8 Weeks $2,095 $2,295

How your fee is allocated?

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodations
  • Food (only breakfast)
  • Airport pick up
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

The volunteering overseas in Brazil program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually Monday) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses.