Extracurricular English Teacher

Who we are looking for

Just as for our main English program, we are always seeking committed and motivated volunteer English teachers for our extracurricular courses! In fact, if you’re truly passionate about improving the lives of underprivileged young people, it’s perfectly possible to teach on both programs!

As well as the expectations we have of all volunteers, we strongly prefer our English teachers to be native or truly bilingual speakers. A TEFL certificate or other relevant teaching qualification is also a big plus.

Above all, however, it is vital that you are patient, reliable, flexible, loving and kind. Our kids deserve nothing less!

Volunteer English teacher Rebeka points at the whiteboard with the extracurricular English group in the EduMais classroom
EduMais Community English class play a game of Simon Says at the front of the classroom


  • Classroom management
  • Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to groups on our Extracurricular English Programs
  • Preparing and setting tests and exercises
  • Devising, writing and producing new materials, including audio and visual resources
  • Giving weekly feedback on how lessons went to help us improve in the future
  • Sharing EduMais’s mission and fundraising events on social media/within your network


  • Native, bilingual or professional working proficiency in English
  • TEFL, TESOL, or other recognised ESL certificate (preferable)
  • Intermediate level of Portuguese (preferable)
  • A degree in a relevant discipline, such as Linguistics, Literature or Education (preferable)
  • Teaching experience, especially with disadvantaged children (preferable)
One EduMais students attempts to guess the verb charade another team are performing in EduMais's extracurricular English class
The Community English group descend the hill on their way to a trip to the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes in RIo de Janeiro


Short-term volunteer

  • 3 months

Medium-term volunteer

  • 6 months

Long-term volunteer

  • > 10 months

Start Dates

  • Flexible but preferably February/July

Time commitment

  • 3 hours per week
  • 6 hours per week
  • 9 hours per week
  • >12 hours per week


Days of the week

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday

Teach English in Rio de Janeiro with us!

Work as a volunteer English teacher in Rio de Janeiro and improve the lives of disadvantaged young people in the favelas. Apply to join the EduMais family. Within your application, please include your CV and a letter of motivation.

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Read the first-hand experience of one of our long-term volunteer English teachers in Rio