Office Support Volunteer

Who we are looking for

To make all of our programs possible, an awful lot of work has to go on behind the scenes. This includes managing our website and social media accounts, recruiting and managing volunteers, and carrying out the administrative tasks necessary for the smooth running of our organisation. As such, we are always looking for dedicated and reliable people to help us as office support volunteers.

These roles give you the chance to use your skills to contribute to our growth and development, as well as yours! In so doing, you will make a difference and have a real impact on the lives of disadvantaged young people in Rio’s favelas. All while gaining valuable insights and experience in the NGO world!

EduMais office support volunteers Iris and Adrienne working together
EduMais student smiles for the camera while working with a pencil and paper on her English skills

What we offer you

As an office support volunteer with us, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Either volunteer for free remotely or in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most exciting, fun, and beautiful cities in the world!
  • Make a difference in the lives of at-risk children and teenagers in Rio’s favelas
  • Get to know the favela communities beneath the media headlines
  • Experience first-hand the work that is needed to make a young NGO like EduMais function
  • Develop your writing, teamwork, leadership, people, and administrative skills
  • Enhance your CV and future career prospects
  • Make new friends and become a lifelong member of the EduMais family
  • Receive special conditions from one of our sponsors, Books Hostel in Lapa. We can also help you with finding a more long-term place to stay
  • Receive a recommendation letter, on successful completion of your volunteer contract!


  • Write blog posts and help with newsletter content
  • Create content (photos and videos)
  • Manage our website and/or social media accounts
  • Manage our email account and respond to queries promptly
  • Support the management with all kind of NGO development related subjects
  • Research International Partner Opportunities to support our administration
  • Help with volunteer recruitment and management
  • Create fundraising campaigns
  • Assist with administrative tasks
EduMais students and volunteer teachers in the classroom with many striking a pose by curling their biceps


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Preferably experience in blog writing, social media, business administration, photography, and/or video-making
  • Good computer skills
  • Knowledge of website development (preferable)
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Preferably a degree in a related subject area, such as Journalism, Literature, International Development, Business etc.

Time commitment

  • from 8 to 25 hours per week

Days of the week

  • Flexible (working days and weekends)


  • Minimum 2 months

Join the EduMais Family!

Do you want to use your skills to help a young NGO grow and develop? Are you looking to gain experience in the not-for-profit world? Apply to be an office support volunteer with us! Within your application, please include your CV and a letter of motivation.

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