100% Free Volunteering in Rio de Janeiro

 



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The program at Casa do Caminho Brasil is 100% free. All of our volunteer receive acommodation, food, and training related to their job at Casa do Caminho Brasil at no cost. Volunteering at Casa do Caminho is a one-of-a-kind experience; you will work closely with our Brazilian and international team and have the freedom to create and develop your own projects. We require a minimum commitment of six months.

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We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers, 21 years and older, that want to work with children and adolescents. We prefer volunteers that are willing to stay for a period of 1-2 years, but will accept a six-month commitment. Those who are only able to make a six-month commitment will be expected to be able to communicate well in Portuguese (minimum intermediate level) by the time of their arrival. We will make exceptions on the level of Portuguese for certain jobs.

For all of those that are seriously considering volunteering as Casa do Caminho, we ask that you read the volunteer manual here before applying.

We do not tolerate drug and alcohol consumption here at Casa do Caminho Brasil. And incidents of physical and sexual abuse will be reported to police and dealt with to the fullest severity of the law.


Again, WE WILL TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST THOSE THAT DO NOT RESPECT OUR RULES!

 



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Volunteer for oganic agriculture/permaculture/aquaculture

What are we looking for?
We are looking for volunteers with experience in organic agriculture/ Livestock /Fish farming to work in our Green Community project. If you are interested in volunteering, you will have the following responsibilities:


Helping us develop the Green Community!
Responsible for knowledge regarding issues of sustainability and agriculture.
Coordinate and train other volunteers.
Teach adolescents and youth about sustainable lifestyles, agriculture and about our mission at the Green Community.     
Develop new ideas to involve children in agriculture.
In addition to these primary responsibilities new projects are always welcome!


What are the requirements?

  • Minimum age to apply: 21
  • Intermediate level of Portuguese
  • Minimum period of commitment: 6 months volunteer / internship
  • Degree or significant experience in organic agriculture
  • Ideally have experience teaching or working with children and adolescents

Maintenance / Eletrician / Carpenter / Plumber

What are we looking for?

We are looking for volunteers with an aptitude for manual work and creativity with limited resources. Tasks include: repairing doors & windows, painting, assembling and maintaining electrical circuits, assembling bulbs, installing fans, organizing our warehouse, repairing bicycles, renovating rooms, repairing ceilings, walls, etc.


What are the requirements?

  • Minimum age: 21
  • Basic level of Portuguese
  • Minimum commitment of 6 months to 2 years of volunteer / internship
  • Ideally have experience working with children and adolescents

Web Design/Development

What are we looking for?
We seek volunteers with a degree or significant experience with web design. We want a dynamic website, connection to social networks and videos to improve communication with our volunteers, partners, clients and sponsors.

What will you be doing?

  • Improving our websites.
  • Integrating our website with other social networks.
  • Teaching others how to use social networks efficiently.
  • Highlighting our website on Google.
  • In addition to these primary responsibilities the new projects are always welcome!
  • What are the requirements?

  • Minimum age: 21
  • Intermediate level of Portugues
  • Minimum commitment period of 6 months volunteer / internship
  • Degree or experience in Web design
  • Ideally have experience working with children and adolescents
  • Computer expert

    What are we looking for?
    We seek volunteers with an undergraduate or significant experience with computers to work on our project of Information Technologies and Communication. As an IT specialist at Casa do Caminho, you will have the following responsibilities:

    • Maintaining the IT infrastructure in the three shelters, the cultural center, the green community and the language school.
    • Improving communication between the projects and organization sites through the use of programs like google tools.
    • Familiarizing other staff members with hardware and software.
    • Providing computer classes for residents of Casa do Caminho.

    In addition to their primary responsibilities new projects are always welcome!


    What are the requirements?

    • Minimum age to apply: 21
    • Intermediate level of Portuguese
    • Minimum commitment period of 6 months volunteer / internship
    • Degree in or significant experience with computers/ webdesign
    • Ideally have experience working with children and adolescents

    Psychologists & Social Worker

    What are we looking for?

    We are looking for volunteers with a degree or significant experience in psychology or social work to work with our children. As a psychologist at Casa do Caminho, you will have the following responsibilities:

    Providing support to our technical team to supervise their work in the three shelters.
    Helping coordinate and train the volunteers who work as educators.
    Evaluating and bringing ideas and suggestions for improving the existing educational system at Casa do Caminho.
    Working closely with children and teenagers to help improve their social behavior and other issues.
    In addition to their primary responsibilities, new projects are always welcome!


    What are the requirements?

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Advanced level of Portuguese
    • Degree or experience in psychology or social work
    • Ideally have experience working with children and adolescents

    Teacher

    What are we looking for?
    Volunteers with a degree or experience in education to assist our pedagogue and teach both children and adolescents at Casa do Caminho. As a professor at Casa do Caminho, you will have the following responsibilities:
    Helping coordinate all activities related to formal education in the home.
    Giving lectures on various subjects to children and adolescents.
    Developing new ideas and ways to motivate children.
    Helping the adolescent find quality courses and internships outside of our programs.


    What are the requirements?

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Intermediate / advanced level of Portuguese
    • Minimum commitment period of one year
    • Degree or experience in teaching

    Educator at Casa Beek (Children 4-11 years)

    What we look for?

    We seek volunteers with training or experience working with children and adolescents.You will work daily shifts in conjunction with a Brazilian educator. As an educator at Casa do Caminho, you will have the following responsibilities:
    Supervising the daily routines,meals, bath time and bedtime of the children
    Assisting with the children’s transport to and from school.
    Helping them with their homework, classes, etc.
    Organizing recreational activities after school and on weekends.
    Teaching them social skills.
    Working under Casa do Caminho’s behavioral system of love & logic.
    Cleaning of the house.


    What are the requirements?

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Intermediate level of Portuguese
    • Minimum commitment period of one year
    • Preferable training or experience working with children and adolescents

    Educator at Casa Cam (Teenage girls house)

     What we are looking for?

    We seek volunteers with training or experience in working with adolescents. You will work daily shifts in conjunction with two other educators. You will have the following responsibilities:
    Supervising the daily routines, especially for the girl’s school, chores, meals, and activities.
    Helping them with their homework, classes, etc.
    Helping in the kitchen.
    Accompanying them to afternoon activities.
    Organizing recreational activities.
    Teaching them social and life skills.
    Searching for courses and internships out side of our programs.


    What are the requirements?

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Intermediate level of Portuguese
    • Minimum commitment period of one year
    • Training or experience working with children and adolescents

    Educator at Casa Heppenheim (Teenage boys)

    What we look for?

    We seek volunteers with training or experience working with adolescents. You will work daily shifts in conjunction with two other educators. As an educator in the House Heppenheim you have the following responsibilities:
    Helping the primary educator, supervising daily routines, especially schoolwork, chores, meals, and activities.
    Helping them with their homework, classes, etc.
    Helping in the kitchen.
    Accompanying the children to afternoon activities.
    Organizing recreational activities.
    Teaching them social and life skills.
    Searching for courses and internships outside of Casa do Caminho.


    What are the requirements?

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Intermediate level of Portuguese
    • Minimum commitment period of one year
    • Training or experience working with children and adolescents

    Coordinator of volunteers

    What are we looking for?
    We are looking for volunteers with a degree or experience in management or in matters relating to volunteer coordination. As coordinator of volunteers at the Casa do Caminho, you will have the following responsibilities:

    • Recruiting and organizing new volunteer.
    • Developing new ways of marketing.
    • Integrating new volunteers who arrive at Casa do Caminho.
    • Administration and coordination on site (i.e., updating manuals, monitoring meetings, maintaining good communication between staff, volunteers and between the crew).
    • In addition to your primary responsibilities the new projects are always welcome!


    What are the requirements?

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Intermediate level of Portuguese
    • Minimum commitment period of one year
    • Degree or experience in management / coordination or related matters
    • Ideally have experience in working with children and adolescents

    Medical Coordinator

    What are we looking for?
    Looking for volunteers with a degree or experience in nursing or a related field to work as a medical coordinator to support our technical team. While medical coordinator at Casa do Caminho, you will have the following responsibilities:

    • Scheduling and organizing appointments for children and adolescents.
    • Assisting with any medical matter arising.
    • Designing and maintaining our existing medical clinic and medical supply inventory.
    • In addition to your primary responsibilities the new projects are always welcome!


    What are the requirements?

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Advanced level of Portuguese
    • Minimum commitment period of one year
    • Degree or experience in nursing or related matters
    • Ideally have experience working with children and adolescents
    • International driver's license

    Nutritionist

    What are we looking for?
    We are looking for volunteers with a degree or experience in nutrition to work in our kitchens to improve the nutrition for the children. You will work with our Brazilian and foreign cooks. As a nutritionist at Casa do Caminho you will have the following responsibilities:

    • Evaluating and improving the existing system of nutrition.
    • Creating a nutritional guide for all cuisinesg.
    • Organizing a monthly menu.
    • Helping connect our kitchens with organic production.
    • Making food preparation classes with healthy children, adolescents and adults.


    What are the requirements?

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Intermediate level of Portuguese
    • Minimum commitment period of 6 months
    • Degree or experience in nutrition
    • Ideally have experience in working with children and adolescents

    Cook

    What are we looking for?
    Looking for volunteers with a degree or experience working in the kitchen. We need someone to cook in our green community and to help in the homes of the adolescents and children over the weekend. As a cook you will prepare four meals a day for children, staff, and volunteers:


    What are the requirements?

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Basic level of Portuguese
    • Minimum commitment period of 6 months
    • Degree or experience with cooking
    • Ideally have experience in working with children and adolescents

    Driver for our pick-up Toyota

    What are we looking for?
    Looking for volunteers with a degree or experience as a driver. We need someone to drive our Toyota. As our driver you will have to get pick up donating 1-2 times a week in Rio de Janeiro. You will also take furniture, clothes, food, tools and other items to all the children’s homes and projects.


    What are the requirements?

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Driver's license
    • Intermediate level of Portuguese
    • Minimum commitment period of 6 months
    • Ideally have experience in working with children and adolescents

    Language teachers (Cultural Center)

    What are we looking for?
    Particularly teachers for English and French classes because these are the most popular.These courses are helping the Centre to be self-sufficient. Your tasks will be to prepare lessons, teach, calling potential students, to complete the course manual. We need people who speak Portuguese with an intermediate level. You will also be responsible for planning activities and events like the weekly chat for our students.


    What are the requirements?

    • Native or advanced level of language that will be teached
    • Minimum 21 years
    • Intermediate Level of Portuguese
    • Experience in teaching if possible
    • Experience with children and adolescents

    Art teacher (Cultural Center)

    What are we looking for?
    We look for talented people in the area of painting, dance, theater, music, photography or other type of art


    What are the requirements?

    • Training in or experience with the art that will teached
    • Minimum of 21 years
    • Level Intermediate Portuguese
    • Experience with children and adolescents

     

    Monitors “+Caminhos”(Cultural Center)

    What are we looking for?
    Looking for people with capacity for giving school reinforcement and also arrange activities such as arts, sports, games, software, music.


    What are the requirements?

    • Minimum 21 years
    • Experience with children
    • Advanced Level Portugês
    • Stay minimum 6 months of volunteering

     

    Coordinator of volunteers and projects (Cultural Center)

    What are we looking for?
    We seek an experienced person to coordinate projects and volunteers, with a strong leadership profile.


    What are the requirements?

    • Experience in Coordination
    • Minimum 26 years
    • Stay minimum a year
    • Experience in dealing with children and / or adolescents, preferncial

     

    Maintenance (Cultural Center)

    What are we looking for?
    We are looking for volunteers able to manual work and creativity with limited resources. Typical tasks includes: repairing doors and windows, painting, assembly, maintenance of electric circuits, installation of lamps, and installing fans.


    What are the requirements?

    • Minimum 21 years
    • Basic level of Portuguese
    • Minimum commitment of 6 months to 2 years of volunteer / internship
    • Ideally have experience in working with children and adolescents

     

    Driver (Cultural Center)

    What are we looking for?
    A driver for the Cultural Center that will be responsible for driving and picking up children from social projects such as "+Caminos" and other activities in the region surrounding Xerém.


    What are the requirements?

    • Minimum 21 years
    • Driving Licence
    • Level Intermediate Portuguese
    • Preferably with experience with children and adolescent


    Before applying, we ask that all prospective volunteers read the volunteer manual.


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