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Casa Do Caminho Orphanages
OrganizationCasa Do Caminho orphanages
Program CostsFree
Duration6 months
Room & BoardFree
Language RequirementsIntermediate Portuguese
Who are we? Casa do Caminho is situated in the middle of a rainforest, outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The orphanage aims to take children away from aggression, drugs & criminality in Rio and surrounding suburbs. It provides these children with shelter, nutrition, education and a lot of freedom to play. Your help is needed because international volunteers bring new knowledge and enthusiasm to Casa do Caminho from which the children and staff can learn from!

What are we looking for? We are looking for motivated volunteers & trainees with different backgrounds (psychology, teaching, business, IT, arts & culture, sports, organic farming,..) to work as:
• Psychologist
• Social Worker
• Educator
• Teacher
• Organic farming specialist
• Volunteer coordinator
• IT expert
• Medical coordinator
• Maintenance/ Electrician volunteer
• Sports teacher/ manager
• Theatre, Art, Music teachers
• Nutrition specialist

What are the requirements?
• Age minimum: 21 years
• Intermediate Portuguese skills
• 6 months volunteer period

What do we offer? The volunteer program at Casa do Caminho is completely free. Volunteers receive an airport pick-up, accommodation, food, training, portuguese classes and access to “capoeira” classes. Volunteering at Casa do Caminho is a unique cultural experience – you will get to know the brazilian culture, have the freedom to set up your own projects and the children will make you feel at home from the very first second!