Swimming Lessons and drowning prevention

ETIV DO BRASIL AND SWIMTAYKA JOINING FORCES TO SAVE LIVES AND PROMOTE AN ETHICAL USE OF OUR WATER RESOURCES.

ETIV do Brasil and SwimTayka have joined forces to teach the life skills of swimming, drowning prevention and water stewardship to underprivileged children and youth living along Itacaré's rivers and ocean.

We are currently looking for volunteers and interns to help support our project between August and November of next year, and we also have positions available for a certified, responsible and dedicated swim instructor to teach the swimming lessons and drowning prevention. In addition, we are looking for an environmental coordinator to teach our environmental education and water stewardship classes and a Swimtayka Coordinator to manage and coordinate the entire program, beginning in July, to have everything organized and ready to go in August.

Although SwimTayka has already developed a fantastic curriculum full of fun and educational activities to guide this project, the Coordinators and the Swimming Instructor will also have the freedom to incorporate some of their own educational programming and activities as well. The SwimTayka Coordinator is in charge of managing the entire project, as well as supervising and supporting all of the other staff and volunteers participating in the program.

The Environmental Coordinator is also expected to incorporate environmental education principles into their activities, as this program has also the goal of increasing ecological awareness and activism.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the overall Swimtayka program, working in direct collaboration and under the supervision of ETIV's Director and/or Operations Manager;

  • Build relationships with the community and recruit participants for the classes;

  • Gather parental signatures of all participating children and youth;

  • Purchase all materials necessary

  • Keep track of the budget and keep in close correspondence with ETIV and SwimTayka staff;

  • Teach and supervise our swimming lessons, drowning prevention and environmental trainings using the SwimTayka curriculum and manual provided;

  • Work closely with the Environment Education Team to offer environmental education to the children partaking in the swimming lessons;

  • Supervise, support and facilitate meetings with any other SwimTayka volunteers you may be supporting;

  • Take attendance, evaluate and document progress and maintain our SwimTayka program database up to date and organized;

  • Keep the swimming materials organized and always put all materials away after every class;

  • Attend ETIV weekly staff meetings and complete weekly staff reports.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Candidates must be at least 18 years or older;

  • Fluent in English and Portuguese;

  • Commit to 30 hours/week of work throughout the entire program calendar;

  • Swimming Certification(s), CPR and First-Aid certificate necessary for the swim instructor;

  • Leadership, social and organizational skills;

  • Patience, flexibility and punctuality, as well as responsibility and dedication;

  • Agree to and sign our Volunteer Contract before arriving