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Teach Spanish in Brazil - volunteer or internship

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ORGANIZATION: ETIV do Brasil

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ETIV is offering a fantastic opportunity for volunteers or interns interested in Teaching Spanish as a second language to the children and youth of Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil.

Importance of the role:

One of the reasons why Spanish is so important here is because tourism is the main economic driver in Itacaré. This means that students who receive Spanish classes, will have a much greater chance of finding work in the vast tourist Industry here. Furthermore, a part of the exam that must be taken for students to be able to receive a scholarship for university here, is offered only in English or Spanish - even though most low-income students that are attending public schools here are not receiving any Spanish lessons despite being part of a continent where the majority speaks this language. Therefore, it is a valuable tool of empowerment that can change lives and helps promote social justice. To continue, there are also possibilities to offer Spanish classes to adults here as well. Teachers receive support from the Spanish Project Coordinator or an ETIV staff member (if a coordinator is not available). Although it is highly recommended that applicants have some background or/or experience with teaching Spanish prior to applying for this position, others are welcome to apply.

The ETIV Spanish Program focuses mainly on targeting low-income children and youth who attend public schools and/or who would not otherwise have the opportunity to receive quality language classes. Most of our classes are not conducted in a local school, but instead in our own learning space next to the ETIV volunteer house.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To support development of the curriculum while also preparing the lesson plans and documenting everything so that it can be re-used and built upon in the future.
  • 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 on our website.

Secondary responsibilities:

An important value at Etiv, is to allow the volunteer to grow and make use of all the strengths one may have. Therefore, we encourage all our volunteers to participate in our many projects and sometimes even create their own. You will need to assist in other programs if needed and participate in our monthly events. For example, we always plan a World Day event.

Requirements:

  • Volunteers must work at least 20 hours per week
  • Interns must work at least 30 hour per week*
  • Basic Portuguese**
  • Minimum 1 month time commitment

*Interns will receive a certificate of completion, which could be exchanged for university credit. Please refer to your university for more information

**For those who do not speak Portuguese, we do offer an audio class that you can listen to before arriving. We also have contacts with teachers down here in Itacaré.

Fees and pricing

This position is an unpaid and volunteer position that will allow the individual to contribute to this small community, learn Portuguese and Brazilian culture, as well as acquire organizational and leadership skills.

Furthermore, if you decide to stay in the Etiv complex you will need to pay for your accommodation please visit our website for more information on prices* : https://etivdobrasil.org/volunteer-opportunities/#pricesetiv

However, you are allowed to find your own accommodation, but a fee for training, materials and a small donation to the Etiv organization, totaling an amount of 300USD$ will be required.

*Brazilian citizens receive 50% off if they decide to stay with us in our complex

Highlights:

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. 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, as well as a tour of Itacaré.

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

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About ETIV do Brasil

Location:

Rua Magali, 60, Bairro Passagem, Itacaré, Bahia 45530-000, BR

Mission Statement

To support youth development and environmental conservation in Brazil by connecting volunteers and interns with local communities.

Description

ETIV is deeply focused on youth development and environmental conservation in Brazil. As a result, one of our main goals is to develop a new generation of local youth leaders that actively care for each other, their community, the environment and all sentient beings. This is the main avenue by which we work to achieve our Mission and Vision (highlighted below).
Through all of our community projects, we encourage volunteers to teach and model some of the core values necessary to create and maintain healthy and prosperous communities. This includes mutual respect, cultural appreciation, caring for each other, speaking the truth, acting honestly and transparently, sharing and being generous (as opposed to stealing or taking things that don’t belong to you) and actively caring for the environment and all sentient beings.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

Mon Mar 04, 2024 - Sun Jun 02, 2024

WHERE

60 rua magaliItacaré, Brazil

(-14.27713,-39.001)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18

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