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Volunteer Placement Organization

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Company Headquarters: 
Rio de Janeiro , RJ
Childcare / Children
Minimum Stay: 
2 weeks
Cost per Day: 
Cost per Week: 
Cost per Month: 
$1 800
Cost Includes: 
Pre-Departure Orientation
3 Meals per Day
Volunteer Hostel
Local Transport
Airport Pickup and Drop Off
Project Locations: 
Margem Associates
Rio de Janeiro , RJ
Portuguese, English
Hello we’re Margem.

We want change in Brazil. We want cultural exchanges. We want you!

Margem is a small family run organization that works hand in hand with meaningful charities. We don’t work with the big names and we rely on the good-will, enthusiasm and creativeness of individuals to make a positive impact.

You have three options (or you can mix and match!)

Eco- farm in Nova Friburgo

The Brazilian couple, Claudia and Celso, are passionate about reforestation and live on a farm planting over 1000 species of trees, some of which are the rarest in the Amazon. Volunteers that choose to help with their mission will be led by Claudia on tasks such as: sowing in sand; composting; weeding; transferring to soil and plant maintenance. By the end of the placement the team will have knowledge of the biodiversity of the Atlantic Rainforest, reforestation techniques and the environmental challenges that Brazil faces today.

Duque de Caxias
At this project the sky is the limit! The aim is to bring solutions, improve self- confidence and promote environmental conservation to the low-income communities left on the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. Working in partnership with locals from the low income communities the volunteers can expect to be depolluting rivers, holding artistic expression classes, teaching English, coaching sports and campaigning for Corporate Responsibility (or anything else you want to propose to the community).

Ipanema Day-care centre

The volunteer's time is split between helping in a daycare centre and working in community rejuvenation projects in the favela Vidigal. The crèche focuses on caring for and aiding the development of pre-school aged children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The centre caters for many low income families from nearby communities and from families whose parents commute long distances to work in this affluent area. The centre also forms a support network for the parents who often find themselves in difficult situations and come from unprivileged backgrounds. The aim of this project is to serve the low-income families through caring for, educating and feeding their young children and building up the self-worth of the residents of the favelas in practical construction, sanitization and kitchen-garden projects.

Each volunteer that spends time volunteering for Margema is extremely valuable to us and we are happy to tailor the experience to the needs, talents and experience of each individual. You are welcome to mix different programs, create your own classes or even lead new projects according to your passion!

Childcare / Children, Environment
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$450 per week
Estimate only - visit Organization website for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Homestay
  • Local Transport
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Internet
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