Clubs & Associations

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The American Society is a non-profit organization offering its members a way to stay in touch with the homeland traditions, by organizing and sponsoring events, working closely with the US Consulate. Estrada da Gavea 132, Gavea, Rio de Janeiro
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The International Club Rio de Janeiro is a non profit organization open to all nationalities, providing help and guidance for newcomers as well as organizing charity events, fund raisers, speakers events, and several clubs (Book club, cooking...)
Instituto Refazer
Non profit organization connected to the Hospital Fernandes Figueira, offering practical help and assistance to low income families providing medicine, food, hospital supplies, clothing and job training.
Aprenda Ingles- Learn Portuguese - Meetup
A free group for gringos and Brazilians that comes together once a week at a beach bar in Leme - Rio de Janeiro. The objective of the group, besides socializing, is to pick up each others language. (English and Portuguese)
WEE, a new social project in Rio, is looking for socially engaged expat women to volunteer and share their business expertise and experience with women from the poorer communities in Rio in order to develop the latters entrepreneurial and other skills.
The BCS is an organization aimed at bringing together people with a common link or interest in Britain. The BCS helps newcomers and organizes social events and charities. Rua Real Grandeza 99,Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, 22281-030
Expats and English Speakers of Rio de Janeiro - Meetup
Social networking group for tourists, investors, small business owners, and entrepreneurs doing business and living in Rio De Janeiro
Onda Solidaria
Onda Solidaria is a non-profit organization founded in Rio de Janeiro in 2004. We work to improve the chances of low-income communities in Brazil, raising awareness and participation worldwide.
Rio Cricket Associacao Atletica
Founded in 1872 by a largely British group, the club offers a range of cultural, social and sporting activities, including include football, tennis, shuttlecock and bocha. Rua Fagundes Varela 637, Icarai, Niteroi, RJ 24510-520
Rio Friends - Meetup
Social group for English speaking people who are new to Rio and want to meet new people to expand their social circle. Members need to be able to speak English.
The British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil
The Chamber is a non-profit organization with a focus on facilitating investments, trade and business between the UK and Brazil. Avenida Graca Aranha l-6th fIoor, Centro, Rio de Janeiro, 20030-002,
Il Sorisso dei miei Bimbi
Non-profit organization, in partnership with the Brazilian "Amigos da Vida", active in Rocinha, using education and culture as the main means for social redemption, the defense of human rights, and peace building.
The St. Andrew Society of Rio de Janeiro
The St. Andrew Society is open to all nationalities and focuses on keeping Scottish history, culture and folklore alive through organizing social, sporting and celebratory events. Rua Real Grandeza 99, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro.