Teach English at a local NGO in the surfing town of Itacaré, Bahia - Brazil!

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The Exchange

Our English program is one of the most important we have. Tourism is the main economic sector in Itacaré so by offering free classes to children and teenagers coming from mainly low-income neighborhoods, we significantly increase their chances of finding better work with higher salaries. Volunteers must prepare the classes, teach them (twice a week), and also keep our database updated.

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Teaching Languages: Teach a language to guests or local communities.

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Beginner Portuguese or Intermediate English

Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

While wealthier families are able to send their kids to private English schools, children from the underprivileged communities in Itacaré would not have this opportunity if it was not for the free English program we have been running for the past 3 years. Therefore, our English program goes beyond than just teaching another language; it is literally a tool of empowerment that does change lives and help promoting social justice.

We always incorporate arts into our curriculum and activities, as they help developing critical and creative thinking. They also enhance performance in non-arts academic subjects such as mathematics, science, reading and writing; and strengthen students’ academic motivation, self-confidence, and ability to communicate and co-operate effectively.

Activities & Shift

Classes take place in the afternoon, twice a week. Volunteers work Monday- Friday from 9am until 12pm to prepare the classes, and then teach them twice a week, from 2-3pm, and from 3.30-4pm.


For more information, please visit: https://www.etivdobrasil.org/projects/teaching-english