Program Details

We care about underprivileged children and young people living in favelas in Rio de Janeiro and teach them valuable life & academic skills. You can make a difference by teaching subjects like English and Maths or by helping in any administrative way!
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Work Types:
Children, Education
1-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-11 months

Program Overview

Program Description:

EduMais is a project registered at Solar Meninos de Luz, a civil and philantropic organization in Rio de Janeiro's south zone. EduMais is offering extra curricular and complementary educational programs for underprivileged children and youth of the Pavão-Pavãozinho and Cantagalo community in Rio de Janeiro. The children we focus on live in underprivileged circumstances and are attending a public school or dropped out of school.

At EduMais we are proud to have a very committed international team of volunteers. A team of volunteers willing to bring the best out of themselves and to teach children/youngsters with love, and attention to share their knowledge.
Our (inter)national volunteers are strictly selected, had a background screening and have been trained in our methodology: Positive Discipline. Competences and skills are complementary to each other.
Our motivated volunteers take pride in what they do and like to make a difference.

You are as passionate about these kids-at-risk and young people living in underprivileged circumstances as we are. Do you want to use your skills to make the difference? Our kids need the support and guidance of someone who loves education, loves to teach, and loves them.

Our volunteer opportunities
We ask for love, dedication, your talent, commitment, punctuality and respect & dignity for the kids-at-risk & youth we work with. We prefer our volunteer teachers to stay at least 6 months. For administration volunteers we prefer a minimum stay of 4 weeks.

Are you a committed and motivated ESL Teacher and passionate about giving your best to these kids? Do you enjoy sharing your Computer Literacy, your skills in yoga, basic Maths, dance, theater and drama techniques encouraging creativity, and teaching them the very important social and life skills? Do you enjoy writing, researching, taking pictures, making videos, social media, being helpful in any administrative support way? Then volunteer with us!

You will make new friends, get a wonderful opportunity to give and learn, and be part of a great team. Teachers will receive training in teaching and Positive Discipline. You will get the smile of the children, see their progress and receive gratitude. At the end of your volunteering period you will receive a recommendation letter.​

Your Portuguese level
Your level of Portuguese needs to be on a good intermediate level. We can recommend you Caminhos Language Centre, it is the closest language school in our neighborhood. They offer courses for different levels for reasonable pricing.

We work in close cooperation with Books hostel. Books hostel in Lapa is one of our sponsors and we have special conditions for long term volunteers to help you settle in, find your way in Rio and give you some time to find a place you like to stay.


Additional Program Information

Minimum Age: 23 years At least intermediate Portuguese and English skills. Experience in Teaching/Administration/Communication/Graphic Design

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