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What you offer

8h
Hours per day

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Teaching Languages

Give language lessons to guests or local community.

Social Work

Help the local community.

Photography

Take great photos.

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What you get

2
Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Breakfast

Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch

Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner

Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Support
Support

Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

Verified hosts
Verified Hosts

Every host in the community is checked and approved by our team.

Insurance
Worldpackers Insurance

Did something not go as planned? Contact our team.

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The Experience

Worldpackers will stay in touch with me, find out more about our children's lives, their strengths and weaknesses in education tutor children who need help with different subjects, take photographs/videos for fundraising purposes, assist with health checks up for the children, improve meal plans and do jobs around the school. Feel free to try your own ideas too!

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English

  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
12 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

14 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

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Learning & Fun

Brazil

The biggest problem with this project is the absence of warnings or description of what the job really is. Mostly the volunteer job is cleaning the floor in a very ancient way and washing the kid’s clothes. The infrastructure is quite bad as well: no running water, no toilets but a hole in the ground. To take showers you use a bucket and the water comes from rain or the water well. You have to buy things as toilet paper and drinking water, some food as well. You do your own laundry using your own stuff. That being said the kids are THE BEST and if you are up to the chalenges, they are worth it

4 days ago

Brazil

I have mixed feelings about the experience I had in Makuyu. First of all, I have to point out that the kids are amazing and I got really attached to them. That was for sure the bright side of the trip. On the other hand, I felt volunteers were not really useful. We just helped washing the clothes (by hand) and cleaning the floor every morning. It was hard to get involved with teaching. Also, I didn't feel very welcome (the only people who showed me around were the other volunteers) or safe walking around the school/village as a solo female. If you want to know more, feel free to send me a mess

about 2 months ago

Brazil

I'm certain to say that this was one of the greatest experiences I've ever had. Pauline, Lucy, Grace and Sharon took me in like I was part of the family and made me feel completely comfortable during my period in Makuyu. About the children: they're the most loving, caring and special young humans I've had the opportunity to meet. I miss them with all my heart.

p.s.: I brought them donations of clothes, shoes and toys and they were enough for all of them - except for the shoes! Shoes are needed and I'm sure someone you know has an old pair that would be perfect for the kids! <3

4 months ago

Brazil

Most transforming experience of my life. Incredible team, extremely loving and helpful. Children are true angels. Fantastic spiritual learning! I advise volunteers to plan activities to develop with the children and organize themselves financially to provide an outdoor walk for the little ones.

6 months ago

Spain

It's was one of the best experience in my life . The kids are amazing and the staff make you feel like in home . I totally recomend this program !

9 months ago
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About Makuyu Education Initiative

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We are very transparent, accountable, and efficient organization that deeply cares about the children and wants to make a real difference in their lives.

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