Two projects, two locations

We’ll be working in two locations in Brazil this year – Rio and Campo Largo – and in both, we’ll be focussing on the slums, or ‘favelas’. Come with us to work with vulnerable families here, getting them out of the favelas and into a new, safe home as well as working to prevent their children from being lured into the drug-trafficking world that runs these slums.


Please note that the trip dates may vary a day either way due to flight availability.


Advisory 18+   /   Building Project   /   Favelas

Trip Dates

  • 29 Apr – 13 May 2018
  • 20 May – 03 Jun 2018
  • 20 Oct – 04 Nov 2018
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The Projects

New Spring Campaign: From spring 2017 we’ll also be offering volunteers two-week trips to Rio De Janeiro to work with Cadi – who help to prevent children in the favelas from being lured into the world and lifestyle of a drug trafficker for easy money. This trip is a must if you want to serve the heart of Brazil…

Autumn: The Open Hands project works with socially-excluded families living in extreme poverty in the favelas - help them make the first step of building a permanent home with better access to education, healthcare and work.

If you have a specific skill you would like to share with the local community in Brazil, please contact us to discuss how we can bespoke your trip.

Rest and Relaxation

During your autumn trip, you’ll visit Cananeia: Take a boat trip through the world-famous mangroves and witness some incredible wildlife. Walk through the rainforest to a beautiful waterfall and swim in the natural pool, before venturing on to beautiful beaches. You’ll also meet a local indigenous tribe – expect a few native songs and dances!

Country Information

Campo Largo and Rio de Janeiro in South Brazil

The time Zone is GMT -2 hours

The local language is Portuguese

Up to 25°C in Mar-Apr and Oct-Nov. It can be cold in the evenings

The Flights are around 11.5 hours.

The Impact So Far

The teams in Brazil have been doing an incredible job.
Here are a few of the most recent stories and stats from the projects...

4 out of 8

Open Hands Phase 2 houses completed

Support of locals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction

Under age mothers supported in the care of their baby

Trip Dates

Brazil 2018 (Rio) – Team 1

29 Apr - 13 May 2018


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Brazil 2018 (Rio) – Team 2

20 May - 03 Jun 2018


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Brazil 2018 – Team 3

20 Oct - 04 Nov 2018


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Brazil 2018 – Team 4

10 Nov - 25 Nov 2018


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You only have to give a £150 deposit to your trip contribution upfront.
The contributions listed are a reduced amount, based on the assumption that Gift Aid will be declared.

Orientation and Debrief days

Orientation days and debrief days are included to help you get the most from your trip.

Orientation Day

10 Feb 2018

15 Sep 2018

Debrief Day

17 Nov 2018