Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America
Founded in 2016, EduMais is a NGO in Rio de Janeiro providing high-quality education to underprivileged children and teenagers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Motivated by the urge to prevent their many talents from going to waste, our educational programs empower at-risk young people in the Pavão-Pavãozinho and Cantagalo favelas with the skills to build a future away from poverty, violence, and drugs. All nine of these programs are free for our students as we believe everyone deserves access to a good education. But to make this possible, we rely on the generosity of our wonderful donors. Join us, become a volunteer for free in Rio de Janeiro and let’s transform lives together!

Volunteering Activities


What We Need

At EduMais we are proud to have a very committed international team of volunteers. A team of volunteers willing to bring the best out of themselves and to teach children/youngsters with love, and attention to share their knowledge.

Our (inter)national volunteers are strictly selected, undergo background screening checks and are trained in our methodology: positive discipline. Competences and skills are complementary to each other.

Our motivated volunteers take pride in what they do and like to make a difference.

You are as passionate about these kids-at-risk and young people living in underprivileged circumstances as we are. Do you want to use your skills to make a difference? Our kids need the support and guidance of someone who loves education, loves to teach, and loves them.

Your level of Portuguese needs to be on a good intermediate level. We can recommend you Caminhos Language Centre; it is the closest language school in our neighborhood. They offer courses for different levels for reasonable pricing.

We ask for love, dedication, your talent, commitment, punctuality and respect & dignity for the kids-at-risk and the youths that we work with.

Are you a committed and motivated ESL Teacher and passionate about giving your best to these kids? Do you enjoy sharing your computer literacy, your skills in yoga, basic maths and English, dance, theater and drama techniques encouraging creativity, and teaching them the very important social and life skills? Do you enjoy writing, researching taking pictures, social media, being helpful in any administrative support way? Then volunteer with us!

When & Who

We have an ongoing need for committed and caring volunteers.
Yes, we require a minimum of 6 Weeks
For volunteers who wish to take part in our English teaching program we prefer a 6-week minimum commitment. However, we also welcome short-term volunteers for projects outside the English program in the following fields: - social media - photography -video-making -video-editing - blog writing - fundraising campaigns - writing promotional text

Our Fees

No fees

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You will make new friends, get a wonderful opportunity to give and learn, and be part of a great team. Teachers will receive training in teaching and positive discipline. You will get the smile of the children, see their progress and receive gratitude. At the end of your volunteering period you will receive a recommendation letter.​

We work in close cooperation with Books Hostel. Books Hostel in Lapa is one of our sponsors and we have special conditions for long term volunteers to help you settle in, find your way in Rio and give you some time to find a place you like to stay.

Contact Person

Diana Nijboer
Rua Saint Roman 142, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Additional Info about Us

10 to 20 people

Teaching English, Web Design, After-school program, soccer, office support, taking pictures and making movies.