Coach Football in Rio de Janeiro

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Coach Football in Rio de Janeiro

from £945
Duration: from 2 weeks to 6 months
Countries: Brazil
The enthusiasm of the kids for sports in general, is very infectious and you’re likely to learn as much as you teach on this great project in vibrant Rio de Janeiro!

Coach Football in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil offers you a rewarding opportunity to pass on your sports skills to children who really appreciate it. Absorb this awesome culture by becoming a part of its community. It is no surprise that most volunteers here choose to extend their stay! Brazil also tempts you with a great social life.

You don't need any qualifications to coach football in Brazil, just a basic understanding of the game and a love of sports, as well as an enthusiasm to share this! You can also combine a Coaching project with a teaching project - or perhaps you'd like to learn Portuguese or Capoeira at the same time.

  • Athletics
  • Ballet
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Capoeira
  • Dance (any kind!)
  • Football
  • Karate
  • Jiu-Jitsu
  • Rugby
  • Taekwondo
  • Volleyball
  • Women's Football

With a little time, energy and patience your placement will be thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable for both you and the children. You'll no doubt learn a thing or two as well - this country is passionate about sport with no shortage of talent! The sense of importance that children feel from the fact that you're from another country and have chosen to spend your time helping them can be overwhelming - your very presence is encouraging and motivating.

What you'll gain from doing this Project:

  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into South American culture.
  • You'll learn a lot from experts in your field about how they work in a cultural environment that's different to what you're used to.
  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
  • An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!


You will be staying in a dorm room in a brand new hostel which has been set up by an artist with a wish to create a hostel that is different to anything else in Rio. Set in a beautiful redeveloped building from the end of the 19th century, you will be surrounded by wonderful Brazilian art, dipping you straight into the culture from the first minute you arrive! With over 110 beds, some decorated with an “art” theme you will be sure to meet like-minded travellers, other volunteers and artists from all over the world! The hostel currently has internet and WiFi, a common area, TV room, library, book exchange, safes, a terrace area for socializing, and a housekeeping service. It also has a bike rental service. They often have popular music from Brazil with live music on occasion and a fantastically vibrant, friendly atmosphere.

What to do next

Talk to us - We're there to help you. Most of our team are ex Travellers volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!

If you’d like to apply for this project. Visit our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.

It’s as easy as that.

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Further Details

More information about this gap year opportunity...

Price details:

from £945 to £2,195

Duration Details:

This placement can be extended for any length of time (many of our volunteers do!), subject to availability and any visa restrictions that may apply.

Cost Details:

If you’d like to extend your project once you’re there, you can do so. There is a minimal cost per additional week.


All the time

This placement would suit:

Anybody enthusiastic about sports and looking for a worthwhile and fulfilling adventure in Brazil! No qualifications needed but you must have a good understanding of your sport.

Do you accept non UK citizens?


User Comments:

“The youngsters take the sport very seriously. I believe I mentioned the thirteen year old black belt who is capable of leading a class. (She has 6 siblings, lives in a two roomed house and looks about 17)..... as you read through I hope everyone will begin to realise just how much difference this kind of activity makes to these kids.”

“The other sport of course is football. On Friday Marcelo was even more boisterous than usual because the boys´ team he works with won an important local match. He proudly showed us the wonderful row of trophies earned by the team. As with the Karate, they have only what is donated and every victory is hard earned. These guys put so much effort into helping these kids without ever seeking any kind of reward, except maybe, success.”

~ by Vera Tyler

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