I have an English school in Ilhabela, which is located on the south coast of Brazil.
I live in the same building and the atmosphere is a mixture of a school and a family house by the sea.
I've already had people from different countries and most of them came through the different programs. It has been a very rich experience in terms of cultural and language exchange as well as an important help in terms of maintenance jobs in the house.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
We would like to have English native speakers to take part in activities at school and socialize with students. Art, cooking, yoga, music lessons, hiking together or even taking students to the supermarket would be fantastic!
At the moment we need some help with the maintenance of the house, including painting walls, door, windows, gates, furniture, and other jobs around the house.
We live in a central area, with all kinds of facilities around. The Island is a paradise with many waterfalls, beaches, trails to explore during the day. In the evening there are nice bars, cafés, restaurants and live music. You can also practice some yoga, capoeira, stand-up surfing, and all types of water sports.
Volunteers have free weekends to enjoy the island.
Breakfast, lunch and an evening snack will be provided.
A suite (bedroom and bathroom) in the house, for one guest, with access to the kitchen, laundry and garden.
Ilhabela (Portuguese for Beautiful Island) is an archipelago and city situated 4 miles off the coast of São Paulo state in Brazil. The largest island, although commonly called Ilhabela, is officially named Ilha de São Sebastião (St. Sebastian Island). It, the other islands (Búzios, Pescadores and Vitória) and the islets (Cabras, Castelhanos, Enchovas, Figueira, Lagoa and Serraria) make up the municipality of Ilhabela.
The islands in total cover 348 km2.To access the city, one must take a boat or ferry in São Sebastião, as there are no roads which reach it.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week