Computer Teaching Volunteer Brazil!
Do you know your way around a computer and have a passion for teaching? How would you like to travel to Brazil and volunteer teaching computer skills to needy children and adults in favela shanty towns?
Brazil is one of the most exciting travel destinations in the world. World-famous beaches, a vibrant culture, and beautiful mountains are the backdrop of the country, the ideal spot for your volunteer abroad adventure.
Sadly, over a million people live in Rio’s favelas, or poor shanty towns, and lack access to basic computer skills. Many don’t even know how to turn on a computer or perform an internet search, meaning they’ll have trouble getting jobs and breaking the cycle of poverty they’re stuck in.
We team up with local schools and NGO’s to change this. Volunteer teaching computer skills in Brazil and offer kids and adults a brighter future and a world of possibilities.
Contact Global Crossroads today to learn more about sharing your passion for computers with Brazilian people in need!
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
You’ll be working in a local school, community center, church or with a local NGO to help young kids or adults in Rio’s favelas learn basic computer skills. You’ll develop lesson plans, so the education can continue after you return home. If you have the knowledge and skillset, you can offer your assistance with needed computer maintenance.
Some daily tasks while volunteering in Brazil teaching computer might include:
- Teaching children and adults basic computer skills
- Showing students how to conduct Internet searches
- Demonstrating basics of programs like Word and Excel
- Helping develop databases (volunteers with advanced skills)
- Assisting with computer maintenance (volunteers with advanced skills)
- Working as a primary teacher or a teacher’s aide
- Assisting school administrators with daily tasks
Your time in Brazil will have a profound impact upon the lives of your students. A whole new modern world will become open to them, and who knows how far it might take them! Feel great knowing you have made a true difference for people in need.
Skills and Qualifications
There are no specific qualifications to join our Brazil computer teaching volunteer opportunity, and we welcome volunteers from all walks of life and from around the world. The main thing you need is a passion for helping the poor people of Rio’s favelas.
You’ll also need a basic computer literacy, and some basic Portuguese language skills in order to better teach your students. If you have advanced computer knowledge and skills, this will increase the ways you can help out at the project.
Each day in Brazil will be meaningful and rewarding as you make a real difference in the lives of the poor residents of Rio’s favelas. You’ll probably help out in other areas, as well, so it’s best to keep an open mind when it comes to schedules and daily duties.
You can expect to volunteer five days a week, M-F, for about 5 hours a day. You’re probably wondering what a typical volunteer day might look like, though, so here’s a sample schedule to give you an idea:
- First Day: On your first day as a volunteer computer teacher in Brazil, our in-country coordinator will bring you to your placement. You will be introduced to the local project staff, and your eager new Brazilian students!
To get you started out on the right foot, you’ll undergo an informative orientation. We’ll go over your service work, hours, safety protocol, and give you a brief run-down on the fascinating Brazilian customs and culture.
- Weekdays: Your schedule will vary based on your final placement, but a typical volunteer day might look something like that:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM: Enjoy a breakfast provided at the hostel and get ready for an exciting day volunteering abroad.
- 7.45 AM: Travel to your project site and spend the day volunteering teaching in Brazil to your eager and welcoming new students. Experience vibrant and community-based life in the favela as you help the people living there.
- 12.00 PM: Take a break for a lunch and use the time to chat with your students or fellow volunteers from around the world. Typical Brazilian fare will be available for a fee.
- 3.00 PM: When your volunteering is done for the day, you’ll have the afternoon and evening free to explore Rio De Janeiro. Hit one of the city’s famous beaches, dance the night away to the sultry sounds of Samba, or visit one of the many historical landmarks.
- 6.45 PM: Enjoy the traditional tastes of Brazil as you sample various restaurants, a cuisine heavily influenced by a variety of cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Rice and beans are a staple, and Rio is well- known for feijoada, a rich meat and bean stew.
Computer Teaching Volunteer Brazil: Dates and Fees
Dates: Volunteer in Brazil
All volunteer programs in Brazil start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.
Fees: Volunteer in Brazil
Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality volunteering programs in Brazil. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Brazil application and registration fee cost US $299.
In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.
Program fees cover:
- Food (only breakfast)
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
The volunteering overseas in Brazil program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually Monday) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses.
Accommodation and Meal
While volunteering teaching in Brazil, Global Crossroad makes sure you have clean, safe, and comfortable accommodations. Depending on your placement, you’ll be staying in a hostel near Copacabana Beach, or in another hostel in the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood. You’ll be served breakfast at the hostel.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
You won’t have to go far to have your fill of sand, sun, and fun while volunteering teaching computer in Brazil. Rio De Janeiro is a world-renowned tourist destination, and from beautiful beaches, Latin dance clubs, great restaurants, outdoor recreation, and more, you’ll have plenty to fill your free time, which are evenings and weekends.
Safety and In Country Support
Your biggest concern about volunteering abroad is probably your safety, and that’s why your safety is our biggest priority here at Global Crossroad. You can rest easy knowing we’ve got you covered every step of the way. We offer pre-trip support, comprehensive insurance, and a top-notch in-country team to guide and support you.
Computer Teaching Volunteer Brazil: FAQs
You probably have a few questions you’d like answered before you hop on a plane to Brazil, and Global Crossroad has answers for you. Here’s some information we feel you should know when traveling with us:
Arrival and departure
In order to work in our Teaching Computer volunteer opportunity in Brazil, you must fly into Rio de Janeiro International Airport one day before the start of our project. Just provide us with your flight details, and we’ll have someone waiting for you when you land to safely take you to your accommodations.
If you miss your flight or your travel is delayed, let us know and we’ll make the necessary adjustments. When you’re done with your service work, you’ll need to book your own taxi to the airport. Have a chat with local project staff if you need advice on how to do this.
You’ll need a tourist visa. There’s no visa available when you land at the airport, so you’ll need to apply at least a few weeks before you travel. Head to the Embassy of Brazil in your home country with your original passport and a few recent photos. You can also apply online for a Brazilian eVisa. Check out this link for more information.
Before heading off to Brazil to volunteer, you need to meet with your doctor about your trip and get up to date on your vaccines. This will help protect you against any unforeseen illness and ensure your trip goes smoothly.
To travel in Brazil, vaccines for hepatitis B, yellow fever, meningitis, pneumonia, typhoid, rabies, shingles, measles, mumps and rubella, influenza, chickenpox, polio, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), and hepatitis A are required.
Why volunteer teaching computer skills in Brazil?
Help Brazilian people in need
Both the children and adults living in Rio’s favelas have enough struggles in their daily life and knowing the basics of computer operation shouldn’t be one of them. Help impoverished people learn a valuable skill which can paint a brighter future for them.
Travel to an exciting new country
Brazil is famous the world over for its spicy Latin night life, beautiful beaches, and lively, colorful people who know how to party. This is the ideal location for your volunteer adventure abroad!
Share your passions for computers
Computers are a part of your everyday life, and you love using them and all the many ways your life is made easier and more productive because of them. Share that passion when volunteering teaching computers in Brazil and bring the same joy and ease to your students!
Gain experience teaching in a classroom
You love helping others, but you can gain valuable experience teaching in a classroom setting at the same time! Practice your skills and build confidence as a teacher!
Contact Global Crossroad today to make a difference volunteering in Brazil teaching computer skills!
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