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Dreams Can Be Foundation Charity Profile
Dreams Can Be Foundation is a US 501 c3 nonprofit charitable supporting organization and a Brazilian NGO dedicated to aiding street children and impoverished youth in Brazil. We work in partnership with local organizations and NGOs to provide: education, moral and social development, humanitarian relief, and the offering of opportunities where there were none before.
We envision all children of Brazil having the means to realize their hopes and build their dreams.
Dreams Can Be is an organization built from the heart of those who have, to help those who have not.
We are completely independent of any political or government organization or party. We have no debts to pay or favors to repay so we can choose the projects we support based strictly on our independent assessments. Expounding on our Mission Statement- Dreams Can Be Foundation (DCBF) supports programs, projects and NGO’s both small and large that work directly with children in the most-needy urban communities in Brazil. We work in partnership with grassroots organizations and community-based groups to improve processes, to promote and facilitate collaboration with peers to effect systemic change, and to promote stability within their individual organizations. We have a well-defined criterion of benchmarks that we use to screen and evaluate programs leading to greater overall outcomes. With clear objectives that depend on the individual organizational needs, we work directly with these groups toward a goal of greater efficiency, transparency and over all self-sustainability. Accordingly, we also write grant proposals to American and Brazilian funders and assist larger programs with better resources in the understanding of this process. We work with programs offering street children and impoverished youth activities that educate and teach discipline as well as provide opportunities for peer-interaction, increased self-awareness, the cultivation of self-esteem and exposure to life skills, which will aid them in becoming responsible and happy citizens. We are committed to creating change in the area of individual philanthropy in Brazil. Through this commitment we aim to raise awareness of the value and abilities of children from low-income communities and remove existing barriers in order to offer them access to better education, more life opportunities and improved advocacy on their behalf.
Dreams Can Be Foundation Volunteer Information
Basic Information: Volunteers are recruited to work with the social projects that we support in Rio de Janeiro , as well as to work in our Rio de Janeiro office. Applications are accepted year-round and placements are offered as space allows. We urge you to read the following information carefully before submitting an application.
Qualifications: Volunteers need to be self-motivated, well-organized, and reliable, with a genuine interest in helping at-risk youth in Brazil . To volunteer in the office, Portuguese is helpful, but not necessary. Portuguese, or at a very minimum high-quality Spanish, is mandatory to work with the social projects. Computer skills (Microsoft Office, internet applications, etc.) are required to volunteer in the office.
Office Volunteer Responsibilities: Volunteers fulfill a variety of functions in the office. Please read the Intern Responsibilities section above for a more detailed description of services volunteers and interns have performed in the office in the past.
Social Program Volunteer Responsibilities: Volunteer duties vary tremendously, depending on the projects’ needs and the volunteer’s skills and experiences. The minimum time commitment for volunteers is one day per week.