Sports Assistant for Children and Adults

founded in 2014
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Coordinator | Viviana
Coordinator | Viviana
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Here you can help with Soccer, Rugby, Judo, Stretching, HIIT and Zumba dance, Yoga, Swimming and Acqua aerobics to children and adults. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Soccer is Brazil's passion! Almost everyday there is a soccer match. In Rio there are four important teams: Botafogo, Fluminense, Vasco and Flamengo. The carioca is raised to be a fan of one of these teams since birth. In the communities, it is every boy's dream to become a pro-player and leave behind their current poverty stricken life.

We also have a soccer program for the blind adults.

If you are into enjoy the Brazilian soul while experiencing diverse activities like stretching, skateboarding, Yoga, swimming, aqua aerobics, HIIT and Zumba dance, football and futsal, this is your program! So bring your swim cap and one-piece garment (bathing suit / speedo)!

These sports play a great deal of importance because they help children think constructively and learn to collaborate with others in a team environment and not solely as an individual.

We work in Centro.

Please be aware that this program goes on a festive break between the second half of December to the second half of January.

Typical day

8:00AM - Breakfast
8:30AM - Leave for project placement
9:15/10:00 - arrive at placement
12:00 - Lunch break
13:00 - Return to second half of activities
14:30/15:00 - return back to the hostel

** Depending on which project you are placed on you could have placement at night. Therefore you could start your activities at 9am and end by 3pm or start at 4pm and go until 8pm. Thus, you would have the mornings and early afternoon free.

Free-time activities

All free time activies are organized by the volunteers. Hiking and hang gliding tend to be the most popular but there is also water sports like paddling and surfing that can be done too.

Water Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School Education level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
If you have any previous experience with any sports please let us know.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by JIVE

  • One Transfer (from airport to the hostel) 
  • Accommodation.
  • Breakfast.
  • Full support of local coordinators (24/7 support in case of emergencies).
  • Safety Orientation.
  • Orientation.
  • Project placement.
  • Donation to the project.

**Please be aware that there is an extra fee for those volunteers wishing to stay with us during Carnival. It usually takes place in February or the beginning of March. Please get in touch if you are unsure about the dates for Carnival. It is also important to remember that during Carnival, all placements will close and no volunteer will be working during this week.  

Airport Pickup at Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport

Please, let us know your flight information (arrival date, time, flight number and airport). All volunteers may arrive at Galeão International Airport (GIG) or Santos Dumont (SDU). For those volunteers arriving by land, we do not offer a pick up, but rather offer a drop off from our accommodation to the airport at the end of their program.



Is located in Gloria, in the heart of Rio de Janeiro! Glória is a neighborhood of the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Located in the border area with the Central Zone and considered as the "first" neighborhood of the South Zone. 

It is borders the neighborhoods of Lapa, Flamengo, Catete and Santa Teresa. Gloria is served by the Glória subway station, as well as being on the route of dozens of bus lines that run to all regions of Rio.

There are some of the city's main sights, such as: Flamengo Park (part), Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro and Marina da Glória that is a popular starting point for boat tours. 

This is a place that you get the feeling that you are in a small town with a bohemian and alternative vibe! ;)

The services at the accommodation:

  • Breakfast
  • Sheets / Linens
  • Kitchen and dining room for you to use anytime you want.
  • Shared bedrooms with bunkbeds, lockers, a suitcase seller, frigobar e a fan or air conditioning.
  • WIFI in all environments 
  • Spacious living rooms
  • Computers for common use
  • There are no laundry facilities at the hostel but you can take their clothes to a local laundromat. 

Please bear in mind that:

*Please bring your oun towels or you can rent them there for R$5,00 each. Also bring your oun locks to use in the lockers.

Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Breakfast is served everyday and includes:  bread, butter, Brazilian cheese, ham, juices, cakes, coffee, tea, fruit. There is also a kitchen for the volunteers use free rein to cook any other meals. 

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) in Rio De Janeiro. We assist you to find cheap flights to Brazil.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Brazil provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Brazil you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Brazil.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

This program is available every first and third Monday of the month. 

Please be aware that this program goes on a festive break between the second half of December to the second half of January.

There is also a surcharge fee during the Carnaval week.

Please get in touch for further information.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
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6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks
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12 weeks
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18 weeks
19 weeks
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21 weeks
22 weeks
23 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$334 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. JIVE will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with JIVE during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Sports Assistant for Children and Adults

Here you can help with Soccer, Rugby, Judo, Stretching, HIIT and Zumba dance, Yoga, Swimming and Acqua aerobics to children and adults.


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