Visit "Sertão Brasileiro" and help teenagers to speak English

The Exchange

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 :)


20 hours of help per week

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

What you get

3 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.

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.

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.

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.


Fluent English

Between 24 and 50 years old

Be from outside Brazil

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

You'll be helping us in Petrolina, in Pernambuco. Our city is a big Brazilian agricultural hub producing fruits such as mango, banana, and grapes exported worldwide!

You'll explore the Brazilian "Sertão Nordestino" while helping teenagers to learn and improve their English skills!

Activities & Shift

Monday to Thursday, 4 or 5 hours per day of helping us with our English Course
Playful activities, storytelling, talking about travel, experiences and if you have any skills or talents that can be shared it will be wonderful!


- We expect cleanliness, personal hygiene in the room and in every apartment, cleaning what gets dirty;
- The room is private, but the apartment is shared so it is important to maintain respect and good customs;
- The washing machine will be available for your use whenever you need it
- The bicycle can also be used;
- Kitchen, living room, and other facilities are for everyone including you;
- Good mood and joy of living this special moment with us!