Manaus, Brazil

Experience life and culture in Brazil as your team boards a medical mission boat and travels to villages along the Amazon River. You will experience the Presbyterian Church of Manaus bringing medical care and the hope of Jesus Christ to people along the river. You’ll immerse yourself in the culture of the Brazilian Amazon as you participate alongside people in the villages in activities including VBS, music, and sports. Through its riverboat ministry the Presbyterian Church of Manaus, a church of 6,000 members, reaches out to small villages, providing medical and dental services and children’s and sports activities. Many churches have been planted as a result of this outreach; their goal is to continue to establish many more missional communities.

Learn more about the riverboat ministry in this newsletter from the Presbyterian Church of Manaus.

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Teams will have a learning experience as they join villagers in sports and children’s activities. Teams with medical and dental skills will assist health workers; some teams will take photos of villagers and make a presentation for them to view at the end of the day.


Volunteers stay two nights at a hotel in Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas in Brazil, and are housed in cabins on the medical mission boat for the rest of the trip.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the RCA's volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.

The best way to reach our team is to email or call (616) 698-7071. One of the members of our team will be able to connect with you right away.

Stephanie Soderstrom

Coordinator for Volunteer Engagement

Molly Towne

Volunteer Placement Specialist

Erika Spykman

Administrative Assistant

Cultivate is a program for 18- to 25-year-olds to partner with RCA missionaries for a summer or a full year and see how God is at work in another part of the globe.