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Volunteer Opportunities in Rio de Janeiro

Mais Caminhos is non-governmental organization (NGO) offering 100% free volunteering opportunities in Rio de Janeiro. Mais Caminhos strives to empower a generation of underprivileged children and teens to build their own futures by providing them with the necessary educational and financial support. We currently work with the communities of Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho.

Our organization is part of the Caminhos group, a three-pillar organisation in which we offer the following services: 1) education; 2) social work; and 3) self sustaining community and eco-tourism.

Our main partner is the Caminhos Language Centre, the largest and most exciting Portuguese Language School in Brazil. The school is a “social business” for its students, for the children of the nearby communities and for its staff. Our headquarters are located at the Language Centre, as consistent interaction helps to further reach our goals.

If you are a dedicated and enthusiastic person looking for volunteer opportunities in Rio de Janeiro you should join us! We have many open positions for those wanting to get involved. We only require you to be a committed person with a professional work ethic. Any experience in teaching, education, marketing, communication or fundraising are always welcome and highly appreciated at Mais Caminhos.

Depending on your experience and preferences we try to find the right place for you within our motivated team. “Seja bem vindo!”

Volunteer Opportunities in Rio de JaneiroDescriptionHours per Week 
Short TermBest option to get involved if you are planning to stay for less than 3 months.

Caminhos in Action, Designer, Photo & Video Editor.
Long TermIf you are planning to stay for 4 to 12 months we have several opportunities.

Complementary Education, English Teaching, Social Media Manager, Social Activities Coordinator.
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Why Volunteer With Us?

  • Help marginalized Brazilian children and teens in need
  • Great family enviroment, great vibe
  • Building with excellent infrastructure
  • 100% free volunteering
  • Free touristic and cultural immersion activities
  • Close to Ipanema Beach


International and local individuals looking for volunteer opportunities in Rio de Janeiro joined our organization. Read more about their experiences and what they have to say about us.