Volunteer Teaching Brazil!
Do you have a passion for teaching English and want to share it with people in need? Would you like to join volunteer teaching opportunity in Brazil and make a real meaningful difference?
Brazil is a beautiful country that takes up nearly one-half of the South American continent. You’ll be immersed in a vibrant culture, eat delicious foods, and have lively Latin cities and vast tracts of untouched wilderness at your fingertips.
Unfortunately, the poor people living in Rio De Janeiro Brazil’s slums, called favelas,lack access to quality education and have no opportunity to learn English, a skill that could help them escape the vicious cycle of poverty.
Help teach eager Brazilian students in need and offer them hope for a brighter future! For our Brazil teaching English volunteer program, we partner with local schools to teach English with the help of international volunteers just like you!
Make a difference in the life of poor Brazilians by contacting Global Crossroad today to learn more about getting started!
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
You’ll have the opportunity to benefit the lives of impoverished favela communities in Rio by teaching English to classes that range from 5-30 students, both kids and adults. If you’re up for the challenge, you can help develop curriculum and lesson plans to strengthen the program.
Skills and Qualifications
No specific qualifications or teaching credentials are required for this project, though you will need to speak basic Portuguese, and be fluent in English. Native speakers are preferred.
What you really need is a profound desire to help the poor people in need living Brazil’s favelas. Bring your passion, creativity, patience, and dedication to serving others.
Every day, volunteering teaching English program in Brazil will be an exciting adventure that will find you immersed in the culturally rich favelas and dedicated to making the lives of the extraordinary people that live there better.
You’ll be helping in a variety of other areas, as well, and will end up doing a lot of different things while you are in Rio, so expect a variable schedule. Still, you’re probably wondering what a typical day might look like. Here’s a sample schedule to give you an idea.
- First Day: On your first day of teaching English volunteering program in Brazil, our in-country coordinator will take you to your placement, and you’ll meet the dedicated local staff and your eager Brazilian students!
We’ll give you an orientation that covers your service work, schedule, safety, and goes over the customs and culture of Brazil to get you started on the right foot with your volunteer abroad adventure.
- Weekdays: A typical volunteer day is as follows:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM: Have breakfast at your hostel and get ready for an exciting day!
- 7.45 AM: Head out to your placement, and start teaching your students and setting them off on their own adventure with language.
- 12.00 PM: This is a great time to chat with your fellow volunteers and local project staff while having lunch.
- 3.00 PM: The great part about volunteering with Global Crossroad is after you’ve made an amazing difference for about 5 hours a day, you have the afternoon and evening free to explore your amazing destination. Head to the beach or explore Rio!
- 6.45 PM: Rio is a tourist hotspot and has a wide range of international flavors in countless restaurants right that are right on your doorstep! Go out to dinner with your new friends from around the world!
Volunteer Teaching 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.
Volunteer Teaching Brazil Program is not available from 21st February to 1st March, 2020(Carnival) and 19th December, 2020 to 10th January, 2021 (Christmas / New Year) .
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.
Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
How your fee is allocated?
Program fees cover:
- Accommodations (Hostel)
- Food (only breakfast)
- Airport pick-up and transfer
- 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 English in Brazil, you’ll be staying in one of two safe, clean, comfortable hostels in great areas. One is steps away from Copacabana Beach, the other is in the funky, bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa. You’ll get breakfast served at the hostel as part of your volunteer fee.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
You’ll have plenty of free time, as you have evenings and weekends off from your Brazil teaching English volunteer program. Rio De Janeiro is your playground! Stunning beaches, people watching, outdoor recreation, a sizzling Latin nightlife and more await!
Weekends are the perfect chance to get out and explore the rest of Brazil There are so many amazing places in this vast and varied country, and you should get out and see as many of them as you can while traveling abroad!
Discover more about your free time and weekend travel options in Brazil!
Safety and In Country Support
Your safety is our number one priority here at Global Crossroad. We offer comprehensive travel insurance, pre-trip guidance, and have carefully planned and vetted every aspect of your trip. Our talented in-country team is there to support you every step of the way while you’re volunteering teaching English in Brazil.
Learn more about our dedication to safety and our in-country team.
Volunteer Teaching Brazil: FAQs
Your heart is full, and you are ready to start making a difference in the lives of the poor and struggling people living in Rio’s favelas. You’re bound to have a few questions before you’re ready to pack your bags, though, we’re here to offer you some important info to give you the answers you need.
Arrival and departure
For our teaching volunteer program in Brazil, you will need to fly into Rio de Janeiro International Airport. We recommend our volunteers schedule their flights to Brazil one day prior to the start date of our volunteer projects.
Global Crossroad’s local representative will be waiting for you at the airport terminal. He/she will greet and then transfer you safely to your accommodations. If you miss a flight or get delayed, don’t worry. Just let our in-country coordinator know, and we’ll make the adjustments for your pick-up.
When you’re done with your work, you’ll need to book a taxi to the airport. Or plan ahead and go on a little adventure before you head back home. You’ll have earned it!
You’ll need a tourist visa to visit and volunteer in Brazil. There’s not one available at the airport in Rio, though, so you’ll need to plan ahead. You can visit the official embassy or consulate of Brazil in your home country. Depending on your nationality, you can skip the trip and apply for a Brazilian eVisa. Check out this website and do your research based on your home country’s requirements.
Getting vaccinated is the first step towards a safe and successful trip abroad. Meet with your doctor about your trip and get up to date! Some shots need boosters a few weeks later, so plan ahead and go early.
The recommended vaccinations for English teaching volunteer opportunity in Brazil are: meningitis, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), polio, rabies, pneumonia, measles, mumps and rubella, yellow fever, influenza, chickenpox, typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and shingles.
You can learn more about vaccinations for Brazil here.
Why Volunteer Teaching Brazil?
Gain valuable classroom teaching experience
Stand in front of classrooms of both kids and adults and have the chance to lead your own classrooms and help your eager students learn. Boost your confidence, build your skills, and get experience that looks great on a resume!
Help struggling Brazilians
The poor families that live in favelas are so rich culturally, but due to poverty and lack of opportunity people can fall prey to crime, drugs, and violence. Help teach them skills that can save them from this and give them bright, happy, productive futures.
Experience exciting Brazil!
You want to make a difference, but you also want to see the world! If Brazil is on your bucket list, Global Crossroad’s Teaching English Volunteer opportunity in Brazil is the project for you!
Glimpse a unique aspect of Brazilian culture
Favelas get bad press for isolated crime, and the media focuses on the poverty of these neighborhoods. As a volunteer in the favelas, get a behind the scenes look into the vibrant culture of these neighborhoods people are missing, like street-side barbeques with neighbors, the sounds of music, and the vibrant art that also make up life in the favelas.
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