thanks to everone who is working to help!
Volunteers in the UK
can often be a more valuable a donation as money.
We welcome any assistance that helps to raise awareness
and funds. Please contact us,
or see the how to help page.
Volunteers in Salvador
If you live in
Salvador and can offer assistance or contacts who might
be able to help then we would love to hear from you.
We do not at
present have a volunteer programme for people visiting Salvador.
We hope to offer
volunteer places when the new orphanage opens later this
year, but we will post information on the web site if we
note about Volunteers who wish to travel to Brazil
Each year we
do get several people writing to us to ask about volunteer
We would love
to welcome people to help in Salvador, but the reality is
that it is generally far too dangerous - even our trustees
don't venture some places on our own.
A suitable person
would need to be:
- fluent in
Portuguese (or at least pretty good conversational)
traveled & street wise in "third world"
- self financing
(any money we raise goes directly to help the children)
suitable experience of working with children (or other
do not meet these criteria - but you could visit for a few
days and then return home and try and raise some support!!
Whilst we appreciate
all well meaning requests and offers much of the work we
do is in some of the poorest and most dangerous parts of
Salvador - these areas are not entirely safe for Brazilian
nationals, and can be positively dangerous for tourists
You are most
welcome to visit one or more of the projects, but we strongly
advise you go with one of our representatives, both for
your safety, for communication (unless you speak fluent
Portuguese) and out of courtesy to the project (who will
have someone on hand they know and trust and can explain
We do hope to
set up some formal group visits where people can become
involved and help in a ractical way but as we write this
(Jan 2009) this is some way off yet.
Please see the "visiting Bahia"
page for more information.