Caminhos Language Centre offers a number of volunteer opportunities in Rio de Janeiro spread over the three pillars of the organisation: Caminhos Language Centre, Mais Caminhos and Eco Caminhos. You can choose between short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities.
Short-Term Volunteer Opportunities – Volunteer Days
In the school there is always an opportunity to help with our ‘Volunteer Days’.
We have three types of Volunteer Days:
Caminhos In Action (C.I.A.)
Caminhos In Action is a volunteer day held once a month in which students can participate in different social projects, helping Rio de Janeiro communities and people in need. Each month we organise a C.I.A. day such as painting houses, street cleaning or helping to build houses and gardens in a local community. Around Christmas and Easter time we also provide special events for children who live in the communities we help.
Caminhos Community Time (Saturday)
Caminhos Community Time is a volunteer day when we take students into the nearby community of Caranguejo and spend some time with the children who live there. We help to clean up the area, read stories, play games and draw with the children, and provide them with food and drink. It is a day for showing these children in the community that we care. The community times are organised in cooperation with our partner organisation, Solar Meninos de Luz.
Caminhos Playtime (Wednesday)
Caminhos Playtime is a great opportunity for our language school students to connect with our Mais Caminhos children. Students can spend time with the children at the school every second Wednesday and participate in several fun games with them.
There is no need to apply in advance for these short-term volunteer opportunities. The only condition for participating is to study at the Caminhos Language Centre or be a former student. Once you are at the school you can ask for more information or sign up to the next volunteer opportunity at our front desk.
Long-Term Volunteer Opportunities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
For students who are looking for long-term volunteer opportunities we have a few positions available (see below). If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer please apply at the bottom of this page.