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"Turns out doing that program was the best thing to ever happen to me. It gave me the confidence to believe that if I could ‘sort of’ control a class of 30 three year olds who didn’t speak a word of English; I could pretty much do anything." - CCS Volunteer in Salvador Brazil

Explore the rich culture of Salvador, Brazil! Learn about the positive impact that volunteering in Brazil has on CCS volunteers and the local community.

As a CCS volunteer in Brazil, South America’s largest and most populated country, you’ll work side-by-side with local people in a vibrant, friendly, and physically stunning atmosphere. Brazil's culture and people reflect a long history of immigration from European, African, Asian, and Arab countries mixing with indigenous groups. Brazil is one of the most urban and industrialized countries in Latin America. Since 2002, over 1,500 CCS volunteers have worked on community-led initiatives in…

CCS volunteers in Salvador, Brazil can provide much needed care to infants and children at daycares or the elderly at community centers. Volunteers help to energize the staff and provide personal attention to children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

Red Howler Monkeys Red Howler monkeys, Alouatta seniculus (Atelidae) are found only in the Neotropical region of South America. These primates are distributed in forested areas of countries such as Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela Alouatta seniculus is one of the noisiest animals in the jungle. They live in relatively large social groups, consisting of approximately 10 individuals, with only one or perhaps two of…