Non-Profit School Petrolina, Brazil

(3 reviews)3

Visit "Sertão Brasileiro" and help teenagers to speak English

Immerse yourself in the local culture
2 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Expand your social consciousness
2 travelers felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Teaching Languages
Teaching a language to the host, guests, or local communities.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
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.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

The Experience

We are located on the banks of the São Francisco River, in the city of Petrolina/PE, next to JuazeiroBA. Our school trains young people in brilliant professionals to work in the market and also ecologically conscious citizens and committed to a more just and egalitarian society! We have several courses in addition to English and we're looking for volunteers to help them with their English skills and also to show them new perspectives :)

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  • Fluent English
  • Between 24 and 50 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)
  • Be from outside Brazil

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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3 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Non Profit School


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 2 Immersing in the local culture
  • 2 Developing social awareness
  • 2 Meeting locals
  • 1 Get in touch with nature
  • 1 Creating true social impact

United Kingdom


An excellent, immersive experience for those willing to commit and throw themselves into another culture. The host and team at the centre and school were fantastic, greeting me very warmly and proudly showing off their city and 'nordestino' culture for me to understand and learn from. I felt very comfortable the entire time, even being a solo volunteer there, and would definitely recommend this to those who enjoy being around enthusiastic, energetic and happy people willing to improve themselves and their futures. Thank you the schooland Petrolina!

10 months ago



I'm grateful for this opportunity to work in the schoolEnglish course and meet adorable teenagers and local students who have creative minds and warm souls. It was my honor to be received by loving and professional team's work: they sent me weekly schedule with my sessions, and dates. Also, I had a wide chance to design and present my own workshops. Thus, it was a good opportunity to be creative. Sara's house was adorable, calm, neat and very close to the work place. I recommend this experience to any worldpacker who wants to leave a unique fingerprint in Petrolina, and surrounded by warm hearts.

about 2 years ago



A ideia combinada ao início seria que eu daria aulasa escola espanhol a crianças da região e falaria um pouco da minha história. Mas ao chegar, passei por espéciea escola "entrevista", e como não falo inglês para participar do curso a escolaEnglish, fui deixadoa escola lado e não participeia escola nada. Me senti muito ofendido como me trataram nessa "entrevista". Disseram que não sirvo pra nada porque não falo inglês. Não disseram com essas palavras, mas foi como eu entendi. Fiquei só 3 dias. Petrolina-PE é uma Cidade interessante e a Sara é uma boa anfitriã.

about 3 years ago

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