Volunteering for EduMais is 100% free. Although you are responsible for your flight, accommodation, and living costs, there is no program or participation fee. The time and love you give to our students is payment enough.
However, time is very important. We believe that short-term volunteering (i.e. less than 3 months) is of little benefit to our students. Their lives are unstable enough as it is. What they need are responsible, reliable people who will spend the time to build meaningful connections with them.
Furthermore, although we offer you the opportunity to volunteer for free in one of the world’s most amazing cities, Rio de Janeiro, volunteering at EduMais is certainly not a breeze. We require you to be professional and dedicated, to treat your role with the seriousness you would a paid job. Our students rely on you to teach them, no matter how strongly Ipanema beach might be calling!
But if you’re truly interested in using your skills and knowledge to benefit those less fortunate than you, there is a lot to be gained if you’re willing to give. Though we have a clear target of what we want to achieve and how we want to achieve it, we’re very open to new ideas in lesson planning and learning activities. As a volunteer for EduMais, you have the chance to be an essential part of the project!
You will also have the opportunity to gain confidence and new skills while challenging yourself. Indeed, our volunteers say that they learn as much from the children as the children do from them!