Program Details

CESMAR - Centro Marista

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

  • Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil

Founded in 1996, CESMAR is a Catholic Social Centre that provides alternative education and social opportunities for under social risk children and adolescents aged from 3 to 19 years old. CESMAR´s main aims are to promote children and adolescents physical integrity, a regular intellectual and emotional growth and a happy childhood in a safe environment. CESMAR provide psychological and pedagogic advise; every child and teenager receives professional advice when necessary. CESMAR offer learning opportunities through informal education and leisure time activities.


The volunteer will be living with a family that will provide lodge and board.


The project assists directly about 1500 people, offering also to the community internet point, library, dentist assistance, legal and psychological support for the families etc. for free. It is a very big social project with many buildings, sports facilities and a good structure, so it can provide many kinds of activities and workshops (sports, informatics, language lessons, dance, art workshops, theatre, ecological workshops, music, capoeira, special trip etc.).

It has a lot of open space, nature and animals, so there are recycling and ecological workshops and children learn to take care of animals. On some special dates, the educators organize dance, theatre or music performances with the children as well.

  • Flexibility, patience and respect.
  • Empathy and sensibility.
  • Optimism and enthusiasm.
  • Willing to work with and for people economic and social excluded.
  • Ability to relate and interact with others people (children, adults and staff).
  • Ability to observe and participate.
  • Team work.
  • Some abilities: arts, music, sports, singing etc.

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


2.200,00 EUR (6 MTS)

3.300,00 EUR (12 MTS)