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Ticún

RIO DE JANEIRO

We offer volunteers various social programs in the areas of arts and culture, education, sports,  health and environment.

Sababa

Ticún : Join local Hillel guys and gals for the afternoon in Rio’s Home for Jewish Elderly.

Introduce yourself, drink some tea, listen to their amazing stories, enjoy vintage Jewish music together, chat about health, politics, etc., play chess, smile, repeat.

Just like visiting your grandma!

Portuguese: From none (English is spoken by 20 – 30% of the home residents, some Yiddish/Hebrew may be appreciated) to advanced.

When: Normally on a Sunday afternoon, but visits may be arranged on other days too. Plan on spending several hours. Feel free to come back the next day.

Where: Lagoa – Upper West Side type area of Rio, 25 minutes bus ride from Ipanema. Transportation may be provided from Hillel’s office in Lagoa.

Qualifications: You must love grandparents, have patience, be between ages 18 – 30. Yiddish or Hebrew is a plus.

Contact: Tamar. phone: +55-21-22460039

Program Fee: None

Child in Motion

Ticún: Educational and recreational work with children from a Rio de Janeiro’s less favored community (favela). You probably heard of tourist favela tours – this visit is much more authentic and you are given a chance to actually contribute your time and skills.

Hillel has well established program of visiting a favela’s community center and playing various games, teaching innovative visual lessons, interactive music activities etc. with kids aged 5-12 years.

You’ll be joining Rio’s Hillel members for few hours of learning and fun.
Make a difference in life of a local kid!

Portuguese: From none (Hillel guys will translate for you and you can get away by playing music or dancing) to advanced.

When: Normally on a Sunday morning, but visits may be arranged on other days too. Several hours.

Where: Different favelas (Cantagalo, Pavão-Pavãozinho, etc.) in the city are visited. Transportation will be provided from Hillel’s office in Lagoa.

Qualifications: You must love kids, be between ages 18 – 30. Playing musical instrument is a plus.

Contact: Tamar. phone: +55-21-22460039

Program Fee: None

Individual placements to non-governmental organizations (NGOs)


Ticún: Custom developed placements with our partner, one of the leading NGO in Rio Nova Experience Brasil. The options vary according to the volunteer’s abilities and interests (i.e. teaching or architecture). Currently there are more than 40 projects (in the areas of Arts, Child Development, Sports, Teaching English, Environmental, Media & Design Innovation, NGO Development, Health Education & Awareness and Homes Building).

Portuguese: From none (training will be provided) to advanced.

When: The programs can last up to 24 weeks. All year round except Carnival and major footbal games. The longer the placement, the more beneficial the volunteer will be to the partner organizations, and the more they will learn from the experience.

Where: Different favelas (i.e. Barriera do Vasco) in Rio. Transportation will be provided.

Qualifications: Sanity, enthusiasm, 18 and over.

Contact: Daniel

Program Fee: Up to four weeks: R$ 2,300.00 includes accommodation, breakfasts, orientation, Portuguese classes and 50% donations to support the project in which you will be working.

Each additional week: R$ 210.00 (per day R$35 – for accommodation expenses only – to be paid in advance)

Prices quoted in Brazilian Reais and accurate as of January 2014.

SÃO PAULO

Laços de Amizade (Friendship Circle)

Ticún: São Paulo’s Jewish chapter of The Friendship Circle provides moral and fianacial support to children with special needs (i.e. disabled kids and children with cancer) and their families. The project is run by local youth wing of Chabad (Espaço K).

Contact Espaço K to see how you can get involved this week. The activites are unique and creative: recent events involved clowns, magicians, train rides through the neighborhoods, bingo, scavenger hunts, etc.

There is nothing better than making someone smile!

Portuguese: Medium to advanced, although local volunteers will try to accommodate the beginners.

When: Normally on Sundays and weeknights. Plan on spending several hours. Feel free to come back the next day.

Where: The volunteers report to Espaço K office in downtown São Paulo.

Qualifications: You must be between ages 18 – 40, creative, have sense of humor, patience and be open minded.

Contact: Patty. Phone: +55-11-3666-0088.

Program Fee: None

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