Sport Volunteer Abroad in Brazil !
Do you love kids and have a passion for sports? Would you like to join a meaningful volunteer program in Brazil? Join this rewarding sport volunteering opportunity in Brazil to make a difference and experience vibrant local cultures.
Brazil offers you the chance to explore several beautiful beaches, museums, mountains and many other exciting places. If you want to dance the night away at Samba clubs or go on a trek in the Amazon rainforest, or explore countless beautiful beaches, Brazil has something to satisfy your needs.
Sadly, the other dark side of the country is favelas, poor slum areas where people struggle against crippling poverty. The people have been trying to rise above the ravages of drug trafficking, crime, and violence that have plagued their communities in the past.
Global Crossroads Brazil sports volunteer program partners with local schools to get vulnerable kids involved in positive, healthy athletic activities and help them avoid the pitfalls that come from life on the streets.
Inspire poor Brazilian youth to embrace their national athletic heritage! Contact us today to start making a difference.
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
During your sport volunteering program in Brazil, will be coaching, teaching, and helping support sports programs like volleyball, tennis, soccer, etc. at local favela schools that have been designed to offer these kids a healthy environment to spend their time and energy in.
Your time at this project will have a huge impact on the kids in the program, as sports are a huge part of Brazilian culture. If you can get favela kids involved in athletics, they’ll have a rich and rewarding world to become a part of, and this will help them avoid crime and drugs and have brighter futures.
Skills and Qualifications
There are no specific qualifications to participate in this program. What you will need is to love kids and be passionate about sports. It is highly recommended that you have basic Portuguese language skills in order to better serve your students and enhance your volunteering experience.
You should be good role models, flexible, patient, caring, creative, responsible, and resourceful individuals. If you love sports and want to help kids, this is the project for you!
The great thing about volunteering in Rio’s favelas is that you’re going to experience a lot more than just the project you signed up for. There’s so much going on with this exciting and impactful non-profit, you should expect a variable schedule and a variety of activities.
You’re probably curious what a typical day might look like, and so we prepared a sample schedule to give you an idea of what to expect.
- First Day: On your first day of volunteering in Brazil youth athletics program, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff you will be working with. You’ll finally meet the kids you’ll be playing sports with during your time abroad!
- Orientation: We’ll go over your service work, daily schedule, safety measures, and a quick briefing on the customs and culture of Brazil to put you on the right track for your time abroad.
- Weekdays: A typical volunteer day might look something like this:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM: Have your provided breakfast at the hostel and get ready for an exciting day volunteering with children in Brazil!
- 7.45 AM: Head out to the school and spend the day coaching kids and playing sports.
- 12.00 PM: A simple Brazilian lunch will be available for purchase at your project site, and you can spend the time making friends from around the world while chatting with your fellow volunteers and the local project staff.
- 3.00 PM: After a fun day of youth athletics, you’ll be free to explore Rio!
- 6.45 PM: Go out to dinner with your new friends from around the world!
Sport Volunteer Abroad: Dates and Fees
Dates: Volunteer 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.
Fees: 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.
Program fees cover:
- Food (only breakfast)
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
- 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.
Accommodation and Meal
You will enjoy safe, clean, and comfortable accommodations. You will stay in one of two nice hostels, one near Cobacabana beach and the other in the funky neighborhood of Santa Teresa.
You’ll be served breakfast at the hostel as part of your volunteer fee, but you’ll need to budget to buy lunch and dinner. A simple meal of rice, beans, salad, and a meat will be available for purchase at your project site. For dinner, try out the various restaurant options Rio has to offer.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
You’re volunteering with kids in Brazil because you want to make a difference, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time while you’re there! You’ll have evenings and weekends free to explore! Check out exciting Rio with its beaches and recreational opportunities and hit the road on the weekends to see more of Brazil!
Safety and In Country Support
Your safety while traveling abroad is our number one concern, and you can travel with peace of mind knowing Global Crossroad has done everything possible to ensure a safe and satisfying volunteer experience abroad for you. Our in-country team is right there in Brazil to guide and support you.
Sport Volunteer Abroad: FAQs
You’re probably wondering about all the details that go into planning a big international trip like this. Global Crossroads has helped 20,000 volunteers do this since 2003, so let us take care of all those details for you. Here’s some important info to know when traveling with us:
Arrival and departure
You have to fly into Rio de Janeiro International Airport to enroll in our Youth Athletics volunteer program in Brazil. Global Crossroad advises all of its volunteers to come to Brazil one day before the start date of their volunteer projects.
Global Crossroad’s local representative will be waiting for you at the airport terminal. He/she will greet and then transfer you to your respective accommodations. We always suggest our volunteers to provide correct flight details to our country coordinator before their departure.
Remember to contact our country coordinator if there are any delays or change of plans regarding your flight to Brazil. That way, we can reschedule pick-up time at the airport on time for our volunteers who’ve decided to join our Sport Volunteer Abroad:.
You will need a tourist visa. There’s not one available at the airport in Rio, though, so you’ll need to plan ahead. You can visit the official embassy or consulate of Brazil in your home country. Depending on your nationality, you can skip the trip and apply for a Brazilian e-Visa. Check out this website and do your research based on your home country’s requirements.
Nothing will put a damper on a sports volunteer opportunity to Brazil like an unexpected illness. Protect yourself before you travel by getting vaccinated. See your doctor at least a few weeks before heading abroad.
Vaccinations for yellow fever, typhoid, influenza, polio, pneumonia, hepatitis B, hepatitis A, chickenpox, shingles, meningitis, rabies, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), measles, mumps and rubella are recommended.
Why Sport Volunteer Abroad?
Share your passion for sports
If you love sports and want to help kids in need, this is the project for you! Embrace your passion for athletics and inspire students in local favelas to develop this same passion in their own lives.
Play sports and have fun
You’ll be helping disadvantaged kids have bright, engaged futures, but you’ll be doing it through play. Have a great time coaching and playing sports with spirited Brazilian youth.
Explore a fascinating new culture
Brazil has a vibrant, colorful, and welcoming culture you can truly embrace while volunteering in Brazil in youth athletics program. Get out there and explore it!
Inspire a lifelong love of sports in troubled youth
These young kids in the favelas could very easily stray down the path of crime and drugs, but Rio also offers endless recreational and sports opportunities. Point these youth in the right direction, and they’ll have a vibrant world of Brazilian sports to become a part of.
Inspire a love of sports in troubled youth in Brazil with Global Crossroad. Reach out today to learn more!
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