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Teaching Web and Game Design

Who we are looking for

As the world becomes ever more technological, computer skills are essential for our underprivileged children. Undeniably, learning Web and Game Design is one of the best ways for them to open doors for themselves in the future.

Volunteering as a Web and Game Design teacher is thus an important role. As well as teaching our at-risk kids how to design websites and games, you will be teaching them basic computer programming and coding. By equipping our students with the skills they’ll need for the future workplace, you have a chance to make a real difference in their lives!

Children designing a game using Scratch on EduMais's Programming Summer Camp
EduMais Web Design Program Volunteer Teacher Felipe

What we offer you

Volunteering as a Web or Game Design teacher with EduMais 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 disadvantaged 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 with finding 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

  • Conduct lessons based on the material provided
  • Prepare lesson plans based on the chosen objective of the course
  • Teach how to build a website using Weebly or how to create a game using Scratch
  • Teach how to program, problem solve, and code
  • Encourage the students to work together in creative ways
Two EduMais girl students work on their computers on the Web Design Program with cuddly toys on top of the computers
EduMais Web Design Program volunteer Felipe teaches two boys how to build their websites

Qualifications

  • Minimum advanced level of Portuguese, though fluency is preferred
  • Working proficiency in computing/programming/digital marketing/application development etc.
  • Creative communication skills with limited English speakers
  • A degree in Computer Science, Engineering Informatics, or related discipline (preferable)
  • Teaching experience, preferably with underprivileged young people

Time commitment

Around 5 hours per week

Days of the week

Flexible (working days and weekends)

Duration

  • 8-12 week course

Teach Web/Game Design with us in Rio de Janeiro!

Do you want to share your technological skills with disadvantaged youngsters in the favelas? Volunteer with us as a Web/Game Design teacher! Within your application, please include your CV and a letter of motivation.

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