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Teaching English to Children & Adults


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.

  • Generally, volunteers will be responsible for two classes: one in the morning and another in the afternoon.

  • If you need any ideas please feel free to get in touch with us. We are here for you!

  • Suitable for

    Wheel Chairs

    Typical day

    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

    Details on Arrival

    This program is available every first and third Monday of the month with exceptions in January and February. Please get in touch for further information.

    Program Requirements

    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).
    Language Skills
    You need to speak English (fluently)
    Criminal Background Check
    Education Requirements
    at High School level
    Nationality Restrictions
    No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
    Time Commitment
    Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

    Any questions? Just ask. We at JIVE are happy to help you.

    Free-time activities

    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.

    Water Sports

    Included Services

    What's included?
    One Transfer (airport to the accommodation).
    Full support of local coordinators (24/7 support in case of emergencies).
    Safety Orientation.
    Orientation in the city center.
    Project placement.
    Donation to the project.

    **Please be aware that there is an extra fee of US$135 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 NGOs will close and no volunteer will be working during this week. 
    Airport Pickup at Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim

    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.


    JIVE House

    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.

    Food & Beverages

    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.

    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.

    No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
    Costs (Prices in USD)
    4 weeks (min. stay)
    5 weeks
    6 weeks
    7 weeks
    9 weeks
    11 weeks
    24 weeks (max. stay)
    Average fees

    You can volunteer at the project site in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. 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.

    Get ready to volunteer in Brazil

    Check out first

    Visa Regulations
    Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Brazil. Please check the visa regulations for Brazil.
    Travel Seasons
    Find out the best time to volunteer in Brazil and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
    Living Costs
    Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Brazil.
    Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Brazil.

    What's next?

    The nearest airport is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (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.
    Vaccine Checker
    If you are intending to volunteer in Brazil you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Brazil.
    What can you do in leisure-time in Brazil while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
    Rua Joaquim Murtinho 749, 20241-320 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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