Manaus, Brazil

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, children’s programs, 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.

Partner ministry: 
Presbyterian Church in Manaus
Opportunity type: 
Volunteer opportunities: 

Teams can join mission staff and villagers in sports and children’s activities. Teams with medical and dental skills can assist health workers. Skills in photography and videography are appreciated!


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.

In the city, the team will eat at restaurants or have meals catered. Breakfast is provided by the hotel in Manaus. On the boat, all meals are provided.


Group size: 
Group size - maximum: 
Cost notes: 

The cost of a mission trip to Manaus is $2,600 including airfare, ground transportation, boat travel, lodging, meals, insurance, and ministry materials. This may be adjusted depending on fluctuating airfare prices.

Nearest airport: 

Eduardo Gomes International Airport- Manaus, Brazil

Packing suggestions: 

A packing list is included in the trip manual which all participants will receive.



Volunteers of high school age or older are welcome.

Contact information: 

For more information, contact

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the RCA's short-term mission 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 Short-Term Mission

Molly Towne

Short-Term Mission 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.