We need motivated and confident individuals that want to teach Basic and Intermediate English classes.
Many communities have an interest in learning English and are very
excited about the opportunity to study with International teachers.
Students range from 5 to 50 years old
No previous teaching experience required
We provide you with teaching material and books
Things to keep in mind:
It is important to have patience and come with materials and/or lessons prepared beforehand. When you come prepared it shows your seriousness and sincere interest in helping them further their education and abilities.
We encourage you to keep a journal of what you accomplished with your class and with feedback about students' strengths and weaknesses. This way the next volunteer to come after you can continue where you left off.
7:30-8:00AM - Breakfast
8:00AM - leave for project
9:30/10:00 - Begin flirst English class
12:00 - Lunch in the community where you work
13:00 - second English class
14:30 - leave to go back to the volunteer house
All extra curricular activities are organized by each volunteer. If you wish to travel outside of Rio de Janeiro, we recommend that you go to nearby places such as: Ilha Grande, Paraty, Búzios, Trindade, and Petrópolis.
Volunteers can arrive at either Galeão International Airport (GIG) or Santos Dumont (SDU). Please make the coordinators aware of your flight arrival information so that they can arrange the airport pick up for you. For those volunteers arriving by land, we do not offer a pick up, but rather offer a drop off at the end of their program.
We are located in Santa Teresa, in the heart of Rio de Janeiro.
Santa Teresa is one of the oldest neighborhoods in this beautiful city with easy access to downtown, Zona Sul, and Zona Norte.
The neighborhood captivates visitors and residents alike for its colonial architecture and cobble-stoned streets. It is also common to see many artists and tourists here. You get the feeling that you are in a small town with a bohemian and alternative vibe.
To this very day the symbol of the neighborhood is the yellow tram, which connects residents to the city center. With great pleasure we announce that the tram has come back and passes right in front of the house. :)
At the accommodation we have eight rooms. We have one room that can fit 8 volunteers, two rooms that can fit 4, one room with 6 beds, three rooms with 2 beds and only one private room. Generally we try to put our more mature volunteers in rooms with less people or those with medical conditions. Therefore during high season such as Carnival, the Guest House can accommodate up to 29 volunteers.
Our house is very secure and has camera surveillance along with a highly advanced alarm system that prevents from any dangers that could occur.
Also, our office is located at the accommodation, so if you ever want to stop by feel free to do so.
Breakfast is served everyday and includes: whole grain bread, butter, Brazilian cheese, ham, guava jam, juice, coffee, tea, fruit, scrambled eggs and oatmeal. There are two fully running kitchens equipped with a stove, refrigerator, pots, pans, utensils, ect. We also allow our volunteers free rein of both kitchens to cook any other meals.