BRAZIL: Teach English to Children in Schools on Florianopolis Island

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Location : Florianopolis Island
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

Teach English to children who are full of spirit and enthusiasm. Stunning location!

Teach school children from local communities on the stunning Island of Florianopolis! You will either assist the English teacher in regular lessons, introducing your own culture and motivating students to learn about it or presenting new possibilities. You may also be able to develop your own teaching project, being the “main teacher” in this case.

We work with several schools in the north of the Island. You may teach more formal English at public schools, or you could teach children at a private school with an innovative system of learning in which students decide what they want to study!

All of the students are eager to learn from foreign volunteers! This placement will add substantially to your CV or Résumé.

You will assist the teachers in their regular lessons, introducing your culture! Volunteers are also welcome to develop their own teaching project, being the “main teacher”, and in this case the local teacher and coordinator will be there to help you with planning the lessons. You are also very welcome to bring your ideas to contribute to the children’s process of learning, using your abilities and the school’s structure, such as playground, garden, kitchen, arts room …

► An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure!
► The rewards from helping others and Making a Difference!
► New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
► An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
► And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

If you’d like to apply for this project, please complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
It’s as easy as that.

Start Dates

All year round, subject to school holidays. Flexible start and finish dates which you choose.

Costs / Benefits

From £895 for 2 weekS, then £200 for each additional week. Includes:

►Arranging your Programme
►Full pre-departure support and assistance
►Payment Protection insurance
►Food (breakfast only)
►Meeting you at the nearest Airport
►Transfer to your accommodation
►Welcome Dinner in a local eatery
►Daily transport to and from your project
►Local in-country team support and backup
►24-hr emergency support
►Certificate of Completion

Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas, Food (except breakfast, which is provided), Return transfer to airport.


Minimum age 18. No qualifications or experience required, but you must be enthusiastic. If you have some grasp of Portuguese or Spanish, that would be a big help.

Booking / Enquiry

Travellers Worldwide BRAZIL: Teach English to Children in Schools on Florianopolis Island Reviews

My Experience Volunteering with Children in Brazil with Travellers Worldwide

In 2014 I worked through Travellers Worldwide in a favela in Rio de Janeiro.
I can’t praise this experience enough. Everyone should volunteer in a country where you don’t have a common language at least once to start with. It makes the experience incredible. I worked for five months and really got in to the day routine, the staff and children and I'm still in touch with them today. The kindergarten was truly amazing, I felt welcomed and included and most important of all, I felt like it made a difference having me there. Even after my work hours and during the weekends the staff would invite to join them several time for different events.

My volunteer coordinator, Karen was fantastic. I felt more like we became friends rather than a professional relationship. Even after I was done working in the kindergarten, and technically had no rights to her service, she still helped if there was something I needed. I met other volunteers, staying for 3-4 weeks. To me, that little time seemed like a waste of time. That’s not enough time at all. 3 months should be a minimum!

By: Therese
Nationality: Norwegian
Age: 30

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