Teach English in Beautiful Bahia, Brazil (Volunteer/Intern)

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Program Description

English teaching opportunity available to volunteers or interns interested in teaching classes to children and youth, as well as one or two possible adult classes as well. Teachers receive support from the English Project Coordinator or an ETIV staff member (if a coordinator is not available), although it is highly recommended that applicants have some background or/or experience with teaching English prior to applying for this position. We currently have 5 English classes running and they are spread out in different places around Itacare. Some classes take place at our own ETIV learning space while other are taking place in a local church and another in our local capoeira school. The ETIV English Program focuses mainly on targeting low income children and youth who attend public schools and/or who would not otherwise have the opportunity to receive quality English classes. Volunteers are expected to support development of the curriculum while also preparing the lessons plans and documenting everything so that it can be re-used and built upon in the future. All teachers must take attendance and document outcomes including successes, challenges and best practices for every class. It is also expected to teach many of the core values that lay the foundation for ETIV's work. These include: mutual respect, acceptance, cultural appreciation, caring for each other, speaking the truth, acting honestly and transparently,and caring for each other, the environment and animals.


• Enjoy the natural paradise of Itacare, with it's gorgeous beaches, waterfalls, and rich biodiversity
• Learn about NGO operations and international development in Brazil
• Combine volunteering and research with community development and an internship
• Establish positive relationships with the local community and participate in day to day life in Itacare
• Support local youth by teaching them English and empower them to become community leaders


English volunteers must work at least 20 hours per week, but a significant portion of that time can be dedicated to prepping and planning classes as well as home visits and staying connected to the community. We would also like each volunteer teacher to help organize a local fundraiser or event that will support our English Program budget. This is an incredible opportunity to get hands on experience teaching English as a second language while also living on the coast of beautiful Bahia, Brazil.

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What`s Included

All volunteers will receive supervision and support, while excellent references will be offered to those who conduct quality work. As for interns, they can receive university credit while interning with our NGO and some are even able to receive a University stipend or grant to help cover their expenses and if they can commit to at least 6 months their volunteer contribution can be waived.. We can offer ongoing support and supervision and can help organize taxi pickups, local accommodations and even Portuguese and Capoeira classes. All volunteers and interns will also receive our Pre-Departure Powerpoint, and Introduction to the NGO, a tour of Itacare and life insurance during their stay.

Program Locations

Itacare, Brazil

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Program Details

ETIV do Brazil
  • Brazil: Itacare
Spring, Summer, Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
Contribution per month: 1 month - $275; 2 months - $233 per month; 3 months - $198 per month; 4 months - $168 per month; 5 months - $143 per month; 6 months - $121 per month * Low income students can apply for a grant to waive their volunteer contribution if they are able to intern with us for at least 6 months. *
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