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Summer Camp Volunteer

Who we are looking for

As a summer camp volunteer, you will be teaching our at-risk-kids the skills they need to create a brighter future.

EduMais’s Summer Camps provide underprivileged and vulnerable children in Rio’s favelas with an opportunity to have fun and to connect during the summer holidays. We fill their days with academic learning, creative and physical activity, and healthy food options.

You will spend your time teaching and supporting the children. Depending on which camp you join, you will be developing their English or computer programming skills. At the same time, you will be teaching them the social and life skills they will need to become successful adults.

Volunteering in this precarious setting is a great way to both give to the children and enjoy yourself while doing it! You will truly make a difference and have a profound impact on our kids!

Six of EduMais's Summer Camp participants and one of their volunteer teachers looking happy
One of EduMais's Summer Camp students with a yellow mask over a lot of her face

What we offer you

Volunteering on one of EduMais’s summer camps gives you the opportunity to:

  • Volunteer for free 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
  • Be trained in Positive Discipline by the EduMais founder Diana Nijboer (Certified Positive Discipline Classroom and Parents Educator)
  • Learn new and develop existing teaching skills, knowledge, and experience
  • 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 find a more long-term place to stay
  • Get as much love and learning back from the kids as you give to them!
  • Receive a recommendation letter, on successful completion of your volunteer contract!

Responsibilities

  • Co-create and facilitate camp lesson plans and content
  • Organise fun educational activities to keep the children engaged
  • Encourage the students to work together in creative ways
  • Implement Positive Discipline
  • Give weekly feedback on student behaviour and progress
  • Share EduMais’s mission and fundraising campaigns on social media/within your network
Layout of English Summer Camp learning space with students, volunteers, and big, colourful cushions
EduMais volunteer Tim with student making a thumbs up and holding an Iron Man toy

Qualifications

  • Intermediate level of Portuguese
  • Intermediate level of English
  • Pedagogical/Social Worker Background
  • Creative communication skills with limited English Speakers
  • Experience working with underprivileged young people
  • Ideally, a TEFL, TESOL, or other recognised ESL certificate (English Camp)
  • Preferably, a degree in a relevant discipline, such as Linguistics, Literature or Education (English Camp)
  • Working proficiency in computing/programming/digital marketing/application development etc. (Programming Camp)
  • Preferably a degree in Computer Science or related discipline (Programming Camp)

Time commitment

  • 15-20 hours per week (English Camp)
  • 6-10 hours per week (Programming Camp)

Days of the week

  • 3 days a week

Duration

  • Minimum of 3 weeks during January

Volunteer on our summer camps in Rio de Janeiro!

Are you passionate about improving the lives of disadvantaged kids in Rio’s favelas? Do you love working with children? Apply to be a volunteer on our summer camps! Within your application, please include your CV and a letter of motivation.

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