Teach Swimming Lessons to Childen in a Beautiful Beach Town in Brazil



Times of day

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Rua Massaranduba, No. 26
Bairro Passagem, CEP 45530-000


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 March and April 2019. 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 connect international volunteers with local communities to support environmental conservation and development in Brazil.

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.


  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply


Please visit etivdobrasil.org and click 'Apply Now!' Alternatively if you have any queries, please don't hesitate to send us an email at etivdobrasil@gmail.com.