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Teach Swimming Lessons to Children in a Beautiful Beach Town in Brazil (Volunteer or Internship)

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Recruiting Organization: ETIV do Brasil

Volunteer Swimming Instructors Needed!

ETIV do Brasil is partnering with SwimTayka to offer swimming lessons to low income children living on the coast of Bahia, Brazil in a beautiful fishing and surfing town known as Itacare. We are looking for one volunteer or intern that is a certified swim teacher and who can be our lead swim teacher, as well as 3 or 4 volunteers that can support the lead teacher and help him or her in the pool with the daily swimming lessons. This position is seasonal and will only be taking place 2 months out of the year. Meanwhile, this is the only position we offer where volunteers can come for as little as 2 weeks to participate.


Currently, we are looking for volunteers that can volunteer with us to teach swimming lessons during the months of April and May 2022. Volunteers will be allowed to stay for as little as 2 or 3 weeks, although we highly recommend that volunteers come for at least a month if not the full two months that the project will take place. Time flies by very quickly here, and those that stay longer are often able to build much stronger relationship with the children, the community and the NGO.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To support our youth programs, with particular attention to those programs lacking teacher or volunteer support
  • To take attendance and document outcomes including successes, challenges and best practices for every class.
  • To teach many of the core values that lay the foundation for ETIV's work, also listed above.


  • Volunteers must work at least 20 hours per week
  • Basic Portuguese
  • Minimum 2 weeks time commitment
  • Ability to swim
  • Our lead teacher will need to be certified in CPR and have a swimming certificate


ETIV do Brasil is located in the beautiful fishing and surfing town of Itacare, Bahia. Our mission is to support development and environmental conservation in Brazil, with a deep focus on youth development.

Most interns can receive university credit while interning with our NGO and some are even able to receive a University stipend or grant to help cover their expenses. We can offer ongoing support and supervision and can help organize taxi pickups, local accommodations and even Capoeira or Portuguese classes. All volunteers and interns will also receive our Pre-Departure Powerpoint, and Introduction to the NGO, a tour of Itacare and life insurance during their internship at the NGO.

These positions are perfect for someone seeking meaningful volunteer or internship experience in a stunning location with a thriving Afro-Brazilian culture. Itacare is unique place where the Rainforest meets the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches, jungle, coconut trees, waterfalls and wildlife abound.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training Provided

Housing Available

Language/Cultral Support Available

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org


389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


Mon Jul 31, 2023 - Fri Dec 15, 2023
05:00 PM - 03:59 PM


Travessa Magali,60Bairro Passagem, CEP 45530-000Itacaré, 45530-000Brazil




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