• Alessandro Marco Rosini Universidade Anhanguera
  • Silmara Cristiane Gomes Centro Universitário de Várzea Grande - UNIVAG - MT
  • Angelo Palmisano Centro Universitário de Várzea Grande - UNIVAG - MT
  • Alexey Carvallho Universidade Anhanguera
  • Vitória Catarina Dib Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo




Voluntary work, Motivation, Social project, Samba School


Voluntary work has contributed a lot to social development both locally and globally. Many organizations have benefited from this type of work. Brazil is usually recognized internationally for both Football and Carnival, both with strong ethnic roots. However, little is said about the Social Impact of the so-called Samba Schools that organize the Carnival performances. This work aims to show how a Samba School in Sao Paulo, developed social work in their communities, that are very important and valued so much for by both communities by the institutions themselves and society; and therefore, they represent an important type of Local Social Entrepreneurship. The objective of the research is to identify what drives people to do voluntary work at the samba schools, what motivates them and what is the profile of the volunteer worker at the Unidos de Vila Maria Samba School. The research is qualitative, exploratory and literature about the volunteering theme, and carried out research on the type Focal Group with 8 integrates of samba school study. The research results show that despite prejudices still exist, volunteer work in samba schools improves motivation and helps to understand how the world can be better when projects are put into action that aim to help the marginalized and disadvantaged in society.


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