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Teaching Computer in Brazil

Do you love working with computers and want to share that passion with others who can benefit from your skills and knowledge? How would you like to travel to the exotic destination of Brazil? IFRE’s Brazil Teaching Computer volunteer project is your ticket to meaningful adventure!

Brazil is a fascinating South American country that attracts over 6 million international visitors each year! Whether you’re looking to dance the night away at Samba clubs in lively Rio De Janeiro, go on a trek in the Amazon rainforest,

or soak up some sun on one of the countless beautiful beaches, Brazil has something to satisfy every traveler.

In a country with so much to offer tourists, it’s no wonder Brazilians are eager to join the lucrative tourism and hospitality industry, but impoverished people living in slums called favelas are often unqualified. These kinds of well-paying jobs require computer skills, something disadvantaged favela residents never had the chance to acquire. Volunteer in Brazil and help them learn!

Many of these poor people don’t even know the basics of operating a computer anddevoting your time to teaching them these much-needed skills will offer them the chance to move on to brighter futures with higher paying jobs and more opportunities. You’ll feel great knowing you are making a real difference in their lives!

Do you want to help enable poor children living in slums to escape awful conditions and live happy lives? Then contact IFRE today to learn more about volunteering in Brazil teaching computer skills!

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Volunteer Responsibilities & Impact

At this unique Brazil teaching volunteer project, you will get the chance to share your passion for computers in a variety of settings including local schools, community centers and churches. Volunteers can expect to spend time with students of all ages and helping them learn the basic skills of how to operate a computer. You will teach students how to use common programs such as Word and Excel and how to perform internet searches.

You may also offer support to the organization by performing administrative work or offering suggestions on how they can use computers to more effectively perform their work. If you have extensive computer knowledge you may be called upon to pitch in helping develop databases and performing computer maintenance work.

Volunteering in Brazil passing along the skills you already have will have a profound impact on the lives of the Brazilians you are working with. You will have the chance to explore your passion for computers while helping disadvantaged people gain skills that will improve their chances for a bright and successful future!

Skills and Qualifications:

You will need to have basic computer skills and know how to operate common programs such as Word and Excel. If you have more specific knowledge and skills, we welcome you to contribute these to the project. Interested individuals should have a desire work with children, and the patience required to teach at a basic level.

Basic Portuguese is mandatory. You are encouraged to be flexible, patient and adaptable, and to teach in such a way that inspires your students to continue with their studies.

Working as a computer teacher in Brazil is an amazing time spent abroad and the wonderful kids will make sure that each and every day is fun-filled and exciting.

Here is a sample daily schedule. Work and hours are dependent on the project and placement that each volunteer is working at.

First Day: On your first day of volunteering in Brazil teaching computer skills, you will be escorted to your placement by our local coordinator. They will introduce you to the passionate people you will be working with and your eager students. You will have an orientation training to get you started where you learn everything you need to know for a successful volunteer experience. We’ll go over your service work, daily schedule, safety measures you will need to follow, and the customs and culture of your host country.

Weekdays: Your work as a computer teacher starts on the second day, and a typical volunteer day is as follows:

7.00 to 7.30 AM: You will enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hostel, which is included in your volunteer fee.

7.45 AM: You will head to your project site, where you’ll dive in teaching basic computer skills to eager Brazilians hoping to better their employment chances in the future.

12.00 PM: You’ll break for lunch, which you’ll have at your project site or at a nearby restaurant.

3.00 PM: This is the typical time for your day of volunteering to conclude. You are then free to sightsee, explore, hang out with fellow volunteers, or head back to your comfortable hostel and relax.

Teaching Computer in Brazil: Fees and Start Dates

Program Dates

IFRE programs begin every Monday year-round. If you have travel constraints, you can still start your chosen program on any day of the year.

Teaching Computer in Brazil is not available from 21st February to 1st March, 2020(Carnival) and 19th December, 2020 to 10th January, 2021 (Christmas / New Year) .

Our Fees

Since 2006, IFRE has been the most trusted and respected volunteer abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to volunteer internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.

We believe in 100% transparency. Rest assured, we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low weekly fee is paid in the host country directly to your host family and project (via country coordinator), and includes housing, food, and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.

Volunteer Program Fees (US$)

    Duration Computer Teaching
  1 Week $370
   2 Weeks $595
   3 Weeks $845
   4 Weeks $1,095
   5 Weeks $1,345
   6 Weeks $1,595
   7 Weeks $1,845
   8 Weeks $2,095

Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day »

Fee covers only breakfast in hostel, no lunch and dinner

How your fee is allocated?

Program Fees Cover:

  • Accommodation (hostel)
  • Food (only breakfast and dinnery)
  • Airport pick-up and transfer
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers

Program Fees Exclude:

  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

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Accommodation and Meal

During your Brazil volunteer trip, you will be sharing a room with fellow volunteers of the same gender in a safe and comfortable hostel in Rio De Janeiro. Just a quick five-minute walk to the world-famous Copacabana beach and within easy access to shops, restaurants, and a number of attractions, you are well-positioned to make the most of your time abroad. A delicious breakfast is served daily at the hostel, but lunch and dinner will be your own responsibility.

Get the full details on your accommodations and meals while volunteering in Brazil.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

After a hard day’s work volunteering teaching computer skills, you’ll be ready for some free time. You’ll get every evening and weekend free, giving you lots of down time to explore Brazil and everything it has to offer. Rio De Janeiro has beautiful beaches, Latin dancing, and lots of exciting tourism and cultural sites you can enjoy. On the weekends, head out on an adventure and explore new areas!

Learn more about all the exciting things to do in your free time from your Brazil volunteer project.

Safety and in Country Support

Traveling abroad is not without its risks, but you can rest easy knowing that IFRE has your safety and well-being as our top priority. We carefully vet and plan every single aspect of your trip down to the smallest detail and do everything we can to make sure you are safe and secure at all times. We have a fantastic and dedicated in-country staff that will support and guide you throughout your entire journey abroad that you can reach out to 24/7.

Learn more about the lengths we go to ensure your safety and more about our in-country support team.

Brazil Childcare Volunteer: FAQs

You are brimming with passion for sharing your computer skills at our Brazil volunteer project and you can’t wait to hit the streets of Rio and start exploring what life is like in South America. Before you go, here are few necessary details you should be aware of.

Arrival and Departure

You will fly into Rio de Janeiro International Airport. Make sure to provide us your final flight details well in advance, and we will arrange your airport pick-up accordingly. When you complete your project, you will need to set up and pay for your own departure transportation. Our local staff will offer you advice on booking a taxi to the airport.


A tourist visa is a must for anyone planning to visit Brazil. There’s no on-arrival visa offered. You can visit the embassy of Brazil in your home country or apply online. We recommend applying at least one month before your scheduled flight if you are going through the embassy.

You can get a Brazilian eVisa online for your volunteer trip to Brazil. It will last for exactly 90 days from its issuance date. Only citizens from countries such as the USA, Japan, Canada, and Australia are eligible for Brazilian eVisa. You can learn more about Brazilian eVisa


Vaccinations for Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), meningitis, yellow fever, shingles, chickenpox, polio, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella, typhoid, influenza, pneumonia, and rabies are necessary to be eligible for our Brazil volunteer work programs.

You can check out this website to learn more about these vaccinations. Be sure to discuss your immunization needs with your doctor.

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Why volunteer in IFRE’scomputer teaching volunteer project in Brazil?

Volunteering as a computer teacher is a great way to combine your passion for helping children in need and computers, while also enjoying a lifechanging adventure abroad.

You will make computer education accessible to disadvantagedpeople of Brazil.

Most people in Brazil lack basic computer skills as they live in poverty and such education is kept out of their reach. By joining this project, you’ll make computer education accessible to the underprivileged people in Brazil who need your help.

You will share your passion with others.

You will be sharing ideas, passing on your knowledge, and instilling your love of computers in others who can then go on to continue fostering this passion in their own lives.

You will get to experience a different computer classroom environment.

Taking part in IFRE’sBrazil volunteer opportunities in teaching computer skills is a good chance for you to experience teaching in a new environment. You’ll experience the challenge of teaching to students who speak another language, get acquainted with the local computer curriculum which will be different than what you are used to, and get exposed to new and different methods of teaching you may have never encountered before.

You will practice international computer teaching methods.

Gaining experience in an international environment will not only be enriching and eye-opening, it will look great on your resume, too. The experience you gain volunteering might help you to become better qualified for more computer-based work or teaching positions in your future.

You will experience new cultures and traditions

While working as a computer teacher volunteer in Brazil, you will get close with your students and locals. This allows you to experience their unique cultures and traditions and also learn some of the local language. Make the most of your time with your students and let them open your eyes to their fascinating culture and way of life!

Other Volunteering Opportunities in Brazil

If you can’t teach computer skills, don’t worry, because there’s other ways for you to help out. You can

teach English,

provide childcare to poor families,

help arrange sports events for disadvantaged youth and much more!

each out today to discover which project you’re best suited for.

Other Computer Teaching Projects Worldwide

Education in computers is sorely lacking in many countries around the world. To help provide these skills and bridge the gap between rich and poor, IFRE arranges computer teaching projects in many different countries, and the most popular ones are listed below:

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