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Fazenda da Esperança Guaratinguetá

Brazil, Guaratinguetá.

We work in the recovery of young drug addicts.

Specific requests:  

  • Intermediate level of Portuguese language and full course of COVID vaccination

  • For a better volunteer experience, it is required that you log in to your mobile / computer only once a week

Modality: face-to-face / online / semi-presential

Period: all year round

Minimum time: 1 month

Maximum time: 6 months

Context of the community in which he works

La Fazenda da Esperança is a therapeutic community with over 30 years of experience in the recovery of young drug addicts.


Rated as the largest Latin American work developing this business and helping thousands of families, it is currently present in 15 countries across continents.


His work is based on three pillars: family life, work seen as a pedagogical process and encouraging inner research.

Its goals

Fazenda da Esperança is a therapeutic community active since 1983 in the recovery process of people seeking freedom from their addictions, in particular from alcohol and drugs. His reception method contemplates three decisive aspects: work as a pedagogical process; Living with the family; and Spirituality to find the meaning of life.

The Farm has its doors open in all Brazilian states to welcome men and women weakened by drug use, transforming pain into joy. The number of communities in the world has already exceeded one hundred units structured in the countries of Asia, Africa, America and Europe, constantly growing due to the globalization of the serious social problems that afflict humanity.

People who identify with the Charism of the Farm can find their vocation in the Church as part of the Family of Hope.

Main activities carried out

The Fazenda da Esperança welcomes people between the ages of 18 and 59 who wish to free themselves from drugs, alcohol and many other types of addictions. It is necessary to enter a 12-month pedagogical process. Those who intend to face this challenge take the first step through a letter written in their own hand, expressing the reasons for their desire to seek a new life. Anyone interested in a vacancy should send their request for help to the community closest to their residence.

He thus allows relatives to visit him from the third month onwards, when relationships are resumed, to overcome together the problems generated by drugs and alcohol.

Volunteers profile

Happy people stand out, willing to help others, who know how to listen and put themselves in the other's shoes.

Tasks to be done

  • Participate in the "Spreading Hope" project, through which we want to generate opportunities in Brazil to welcome young volunteers in our communities, Fazendas da Esperança, to live together with young people who are recovering, in order to promote new ways of life, practice of work as a source of self-esteem and experience of a spirituality of communion.

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