Program Details

  • Start Date 2017-08-03
  • End Date: 2018-08-05

  • Location: Clínica Esperança is located in a needy community about 40 min from city center by bus.

Clínica Esperança is a charity project founded in 1997 providing residential placements for children who have big personal, health and social problems (HIV, abuses at home, no parents, mental disorders etc.).


Host family


Assiting the children in whatever they need, providing them food and suport.

Project is currently hosting about 30 kids, from 0 to 15 years old, who are waiting to be adopted or to return to their families, when possible.
The little children stay all day long there, as it works as a kindergarten too; the older children attend school part time and the rest of the time they have activities at the project or outside. The staff is considered as a family by them. The project is open all day long; it has a simple structure, with a big building with common spaces, rooms for activities and meetings, kitchen and dining room, bedrooms and the kindergarten; outside there is a little park and open space to play.


The volunteer needs to have patience, maturity and not to be afraid to work with children with health problem and HIV. As it is an orpahange/home, there are also moments without activities, in which the kids just stay together (the volunteer cannot expect a rich programation with many workshops).

How to get there?
International Airport: Porto Alegre (POA)
Domestic Airport:


2.200,00 EUR (6 MTS)

3.300,00 EUR (12 MTS)