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Free (or Cheap) Volunteer Work in Brazil

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Free or Cheap Volunteer Work in Brazil



Grassroots Volunteering in Brazil

The organisations listed below have either got in touch with us to add their details to this or another of our websites, or we otherwise have reason to believe they are actively looking for international volunteers and charge reasonable or no fees to join in, live and work with them:


Aims to teache volunteers to perform sustainable techniques rather than just repetitive tasks or doing meaningless activities. The focuse is on tropical land rehabilitation and reforestation, horticulture, gardening and animals introduction, with the creation of a food forest.

Where: Bahia.
Accommodation & Costs: Volunteers can either manage their own food and lodging or pay around $50 to $100 (depending on length of stay) for food and a tent.

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Creche Arte Tio Joao

Created in order to counteract the lack of day care centres for newborns in the Rocinha slum at Rio de Janeiro, Creche Arte Tio Joao accepts volunteers to help with the overall supervision of the children, including feeding, bathing and changing nappies.

Where: Rio de Janeiro.
Accommodation & Costs: Costs around £10 a day. No accommodation.


Hostel Work Exchanges

Many hostels use help exchange networks (see below) to find volunteer staff but the following either advertise on their websites or are particularly noted for taking on volunteers:

Bananas Hostel

Should you find yourself in need of a place to stay for free in Itacaré and spot a giant banana walk in and ask about a work for stay arrangement. The job mostly entails serving drinks and breakfast and keeping Bananas lovely. Knowledge of both English and Portuguese is needed through. See the offers page for more information, and also on two local charities that are both in constant need for skilled volunteers.

Where: Itacaré
Accommodation & Costs: Four to five hours a day earns B&B.

Volunteering in Brazil


Other Opportunities to Volunteer in Brazil

Vacancies are listed on the volunteer page of Mais Caminhos, the social program of the Caminhos Language School in Ipanema. Volunteers should be able to commit to stay for at least six months, with a preference for those experienced working with children and with intermediate Portuguese. Positions when we looked included social media manager and English teaching. There is no cost to volunteer and while they don’t provide housing can help you find one.

An NGO located in a shanty town community in Rio de Janeiro. SER Alzira de Aleluia’s mission is to work alongside the community of Vidigal, promoting citizenship and providing professional and educational training as well as promoting spaces of reflection, independence and empowerment. Volunteers assist giving English or Spanish lessons, computer classes, ballet, football, and volleyball classes to children and adults. Paying a one off fee to help fund the day to day running of the project gets your foot in the door. Secure, hostel style accommodation located above the centre is available for an additional fee.


Help Exchange Networks in Brazil

Workaway -
HelpX -


Other Ways to Travel or Stay for Free in Brazil

Stay for free in return for caring for local residents' homes or pets. Join Trusted Housesitters to live rent free as a house sitter (Americans may prefer this link). You can get a free $25 Airbnb credit from us here too.


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