How to Help

If you like our work and share our vision then we would love for you to become more involved. There are a number of ways you could do this.

Give to the work of Aprender.


Free for those in need is only possible because of gifts from people like you.

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We would be delighted to have you become more involved with our vision and work. Here you can find out about our volunteer programme and how you can become more involved generally with the work of Aprender.

Read about the Volunteer Programme

Volunteers join an Aprender trip to Brazil, normally during the summer, for a short visit of 2 - 3 weeks for the express purpose of furthering the aims of the charity. There are two types of workers and volunteers who are equally welcome. a) those with a relevant teaching qualification, skills and experience, and
b) those who do not have a relevant teaching qualification but who offer other desirable qualifications, skills and experience. Expectations for volunteers. • To liaise with our National School Improvement Coach whilst in Brazil.
• To facilitate training events and presentations to a variety of audiences.
• To find out information about school issues by speaking with staff and students and recording any pertinent information
• To forward any relevant information and photos to the national coach as soon as possible
• To complete an evaluation within one week of your return to be forwarded to the Chair of Trustees.
• To report problems as soon as possible to the national coach.
• To comply with our safeguarding procedures. You are responsible for financing the flight and for providing your own travel insurance and vaccinations. When you arrive, we provide food and lodgings. This is normally with a Brazilian family and is a rich cultural experience that you will never forget. We provide transport and interpreters as necessary. The language of Brazil is Portuguese. Some volunteers use the trip as an opportunity to see other parts of Brazil e.g. Rio de Janeiro, either before or after their time with us. We have contacts in the travel industry here who we can connect you with. We also have contacts in many of the main tourist destinations who could act as guides and provide general assistance. If you are interested in joining a trip in the future, please get in touch


Network for Aprender

Everyone has different networks, be it through the family; office; church; school or university. If you can spread the word, our network will continue to grow. Why not forward to a few people our latest newsletter or a link to our website? There are grants and funds for education projects that you may know about and could help make a connection. People you know may be searching for a good cause to support, for example, and you could suggest Aprender.


Give to the work of Aprender.

Be it a one-off or a monthly contribution, every penny goes a long way out there, and can make a huge difference. We have amazing people helping us. Some have run races, others have organised fairs with a Brazilian theme. We have material to help you advertise and explain to your friends what we do and make use of our social media before, during and after the event. Some of you may know Brazilians living abroad. We have had examples of people that have heard of our work and it has resonated with them about their own personal histories; they have gone on to fundraise for us and that has been awesome. So please do consider any amount and donate 

Become a representative for Aprender.

This would involve offering your time to promote our work and be involved in any of the above. You can represent us at your work; school; church; university or in your neighbourhood.


We would love to have a stronger and more formal link with you.


Contact us at admin@aprender.co.uk for more details.


Pray for Aprender, and all its activities.

Many of our supporters are sympathetic to our values and have a personal faith; they want to pray for us and with us. This may be something you might consider. We really welcome this support and we acknowledge that we can’t do this by ourselves. Our faith in Jesus Christ motivates us to do what we’re doing. We have a prayer co-ordinator who facilitates this connection and you have the option to receive specific requests for prayer if you wish. You can let us know through the contact form if this is something you want to do.