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What you offer

20h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Web Developer
Help develop and maintain websites.
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What you get

3

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Surfboards
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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Support
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The Experience

If you have experience in website developement, google ads campaigns or SEO then come and join our center of social innovation in the hillside favela of Vidigal. Wake up at our staff house for sunrise with 360 panoramic views of the city, go for a run and swim on nearby Vidigal beach then come to our coworking space and use your tech skills to help us create a lasting impact in these amazing, inspiring low-income communities called Favelas.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Stay at least
2 weeks

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4 Reviews

4.0

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

NGO

4.5

Learning & Fun

3.5

United Kingdom

3

Good. Worth the trip. It was a good experience.

Oct/04/2017

Brazil

5

I discovered in Vidigal favela one of the most receptive and safe places in Rio de Janeiro. All the prejudice with the favela was eliminated, living in an incredible place.

The way the Favela Experience staff welcomed me was fantastic, and calling it "family" is no exaggeration after so many wonderful moments and experiences that I attended. Realizing that I was surrounded by so many people wanting to do good things, with real social impact and making every effort, made my whole experience incredible.

There is only one big risk in this whole experience: the risk of not wanting to leave.

Mar/07/2017

Argentina

5

The whole team at Favela Experience is just great and very easy going. I felt at home since day 1. I was supposed to stay for 1 month, but I will end up staying for 3 months (just because I already had confirmed another trip, otherwise I could stay more). Life at the favela is super easy and it actually feels safer than anywhere else in Rio. The staff's house is really comfortable and very well located. I definitely recommend this place and even if I still have 2 more months here, I already hope to come back soon.

Feb/28/2017

Brazil

3

Meu Anfitrião Adam é super comunicativo, inteligente e dedicado. Não aproveitei muito por problemas pessoais. Rodrigo é uma pessoa maravilhosa, todos super empenhados em ajudar também. Recomendo para quem gostaria de ter uma experiência na Favela vista sobre outros olhos. Vão amar a Dana (mascote do hostel). Obrigada por tudo Adam e perdoe meus devaneios.

Mar/20/2017

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Hosted by Adam

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This host usually answers to 80% of the messages
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4 published videos
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