Handicraft Volunteer Project in Brazil $370

Do you want to help empower women by teaching handicrafts in Brazil? Are you looking for a way to help improve the present and future lives of those who are suffering?

  • Very affordable travel abroad and humanitarian project
  • Improve the lives of those who are less fortunate and struggling
  • Feel safe and secure 100% of the time with the support of our dedicated team
  • Broaden your cultural horizons and view of the world

Being able to support yourself and your family is a luxury that many women do not have. In Brazil, women from the poorest communities typically have to depend on others, as they do not have income-earning skills. Sadly, they are forced to live in poverty and under the control of their male counterparts.

By volunteering in the handicraft project in Brazil, you will have the chance to truly make a difference in these women's lives by teaching them how to create handicrafts. The ability to produce sellable goods will allow them to work their way toward financial independence.  These skills will help improve theirs and their family’s lives for the better.

Role of Volunteer

As a handicraft volunteer abroad in Brazil, you will be teaching women from low-income areas how to make and market crafts. You will be teaching arts like sewing, pottery, candle making, perfume creation, and sandal designing. Your commitment will make a monumental difference in the lives of these women. You will be working with women who do not speak English, so conversational Portuguese skills are required. Daily activities may include:

  • Providing classes in sewing, painting, pottery, etc.
  • Leading groups to show them the entire process of making handicrafts
  • Creating lesson plans
  • Providing all supplies
  • Introducing women to English
  • Helping with meals

*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

It is preferred that you have basic Portuguese language skills in order to better serve these women and enhance your volunteering experience. However, no specific qualifications are required in order to volunteer abroad in Brazil teaching handicrafts. You should also be able to communicate proficiently in English, but English does not necessarily have to be your native language. You should be good role models, and are flexible, patient, caring, creative, responsible, and resourceful, if you want to volunteer teaching handicrafts in Brazil.

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.