Teach or coach sports at a youth centre in Brazil

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Join Oyster on our inspirational volunteer project in the city of Sao Paulo. You can really make a difference to children’s lives by being the valued nonjudgmental friend that many have never had.

The highly regarded youth center provides a vital support base for hundreds of deprived youths, and offers them the chance to pursue extra curricular activities which their school does not. As a volunteer, the program gives you flexibility. You can teach anything you are passionate about. Past volunteers have taught English, volley ball, belly dancing and even sushi making!

While you volunteer, you can also take our optional 1 to 1 Portuguese lessons to help you develop your language skills!

By volunteering in colorful Sao Paulo, you will experience what life is like as a local Brazilian. You will live in shared, volunteer accommodation at the youth center - making it incredibly convenient. With cooking facilities, western toilets and a communal area - you will soon feel at home.

  • Experience life in exciting Brazil
  • Work in a well known youth center with a dedicated team
  • Teach a skill you are enthusiastic about
  • Meet like-minded volunteers
  • Experience Brazilian food and dance


This youth center is world renowned for the impact it has made in the local area and to the lives of the young people who live in the community. The center has won awards and has even been visited by the Royalty. It provides a safe space for young people to learn new skills and to make friends. it provides jobs to many local people but it is supported by volunteers and that is where you come in. As school days are short in Brazil, you can help to teach children valuable skills that can help them gain confidence.

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About Oyster Worldwide

Oyster Worldwide is a respected gap year and responsible travel organisation. Since 2000, we have been sending volunteers and workers overseas on our exciting projects. Our friendly team is dedicated to providing a personal service, offering support...