Come and help to educate our children for their better future

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The Exchange

Samaritan Education Centre was found as an alternative way to support children and youth from low income families to have equal opportunity of getting education for their better future life We believe that education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world and is not an option but necessary to every children. Since we are willing and passionate to help children in our community we will like to invite you to join us

What you offer

20 hours of help per week

Child Care: Help look after, educate and instruct children.

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Social Work: Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.

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.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Discounts on Parties: Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.

Discounts on Restaurants: Get discounts at nearby restaurants.

Discounts on Pubs: Get discounts at nearby pubs.

Discounts on Drinks: Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.

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

Discounts on Accommodation: Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

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!

Get free drinks or beverages.: Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Pub Crawls: Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!

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

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Surfboards: You can use our surfboards as much as you want.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.

Surf lessons: Take free surf classes at the local beaches.

Dance classes: Take free dance classes at our place.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Holistic Therapies: You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.

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.


Intermediate English or Beginner Portuguese

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Samaritan Education Centre operates from 8am to 6pm where volunteers and local teachers have regular class more than 100 children and youth. In the Morning we run a nursery school( Elementary School) for the children with the age of 3 to 6 years old. These children are very small and smart

Our daily schedule

In the morning ☀️ from 9 am to 12 pm you will teach children in our nursery school. You will assist our local teachers to instruct children basic mathematics, basic English, help to learn writing and reading, drawing and painting, organize sport and games. These children are from 3 to 6 years old.

In the evening 🌙 from 4 pm to 6 pm, you will assist our local teachers to teach the older children and youth who are coming for an evening class. They learn English, Mathematics, Science, Art, Vocational skills, Biology, Hygiene, and Geography. These children are from 7 to 14 years

Activities & Shift

Working hours in this position is 5 hours per day from Monday to Friday. Wake up time and breakfast is from 8 am to 9 am. Lunch time is from 1 pm to 2 pm and dinner time is from 8 pm to 9 pm

In the morning from 9 am to 12 Afternoon you will be working in our nursery school for 3 hours . You can do different activities like teaching children, saving breakfast and lunch to the children, playing and dancing with them different sports and games, drawing and painting the school and writing task & homework in their Books

In the evening from 4 pm to 6 pm you will be working with older children for 2 hours . These children have 2 serious hours of learning where we make sure they use this time specifically. You will be helping to assist our local teachers who they will give you tasks of what to do