English Program Coordinator



Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro


Community in Action is a grassroots non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) working in favelas (shanty towns) throughout Rio de Janeiro. Our mission is to empower the impoverished of Rio through job training, education and cultural opportunities. Community in Action places volunteers from around the world in partner schools and community centers helping to fulfil our mission by maintaining and developing outreach projects.

We are now looking for a new part-time volunteer ENGLISH PROGRAM COORDINATOR to help us continue implementing English programs. Speaking English opens tremendous opportunities for local residents. We are currently seeking someone who can begin immediately and stay for a 3-6 month period. PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU CAN COMMIT TO THIS AMOUNT OF TIME OR LONGER.

This position entails several responsibilities. As the English Program Coordinator, you will design and implement a structured English program, lead classes to various ages and abilities, and integrate short-term volunteers into your programs. Your duties will be carried out working closely with the organization’s Managers and Volunteers.

Please note that due to our not-for-profit goals and means of sustainability, this position will be unpaid. This is an ideal opportunity for the open minded traveler who wants to spend time in Rio getting to know the culture, having a good time, and giving back while gaining valuable work experience that can be used for future career and educational opportunities. You will gain valuable experience in social entrepreneurship, international development and ESL teaching.


- English - Fluency

- Portuguese - Intermediate

* All other languages an important bonus

- Teaching experience

- Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint


  • Training Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply


To apply for the Part-Time Volunteer English Program Coordinator vacancy, please email a cover letter and resume to: volunteer@communityinaction.org

For additional information, please visit our website at http://communityinaction.org