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ETIV do Brasil
  • Itacaré, Brazil
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Organization Description
ETIV do Brasil stands for Education through International Volunteering in Brazil. We are located in beautiful Itacaré, on the coast of Bahia, Brazil - where the rain-forest meets the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches, coconut trees, waterfalls and wildlife abound.

Our Mission is to connect international volunteers with local communities to support environmental conservation and development in Brazil. ETIV offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities and positions as well as affordable housing and cultural education classes such as Portuguese and Capoeira.

Our community projects are mainly focused on youth development and environmental conservation, although we are also involved in community organizing and also plan to get more involved in women's empowerment work as well. Volunteers have the opportunity to support our local community projects and/or they can support the NGO by taking one of our many office positions. More experienced volunteers can even manage a project as a Project Coordinator; meaning that they will be taking the lead on that project while supervising other volunteers and networking in the local community.

Here is a list of our current vacancies with brief descriptions of what each role entails:

English Teacher and English Program Coordinator - Plan lesson, develop curriculum and teach English classes to children. Plan and teach some fun and engaging classes, and network and engage with the local community to ensure a decent turnout.

Marketing and Recruitment Volunteer/Intern - Take the lead on marketing our organization and volunteer opportunities on a variety of social media sites. Help to manage, improve and update our website. Provide support with creating a newsletter and the initial framework for the written and descriptive portion of our annual report.

Communications and Social Media Volunteer & Coordinator Positions - This team member will be responsible for developing and leading our overall communications and social media strategy. The volunteer also works closely with our Marketing and Recruitment team to accomplish joint goals.

Graphic Designer - Work closely with our Marketing and Recruitment team to formulate and accomplish the team goals and will also be responsible for developing creative visual content. This may include e-flyers, brochures, print out materials, video clips for social media, designing our online annual report and an ETIV newsletter as well as other visual content that may be beneficial for the NGO. The Graphic Designer is also expected to create a Visual Identity Manual for the organization in other to help future graphic designers that come to volunteer or intern with ETIV. Our ideal candidate is someone with excellent artistic abilities, communication skills and computer skills, who can work efficiently and effectively both independently and with a team.

Environmental Coordinator or Environmental Volunteers - Help identify ways to promote and ensure increased and sustainable environmental conservation in and around Itacaré, Brazil. Including: a mangrove restoration project, a neighborhood cleanup and recycling campaign and an educational campaign for children to learn the importance of caring for the environment and to become the environmental leaders of the future.

Construction and Gardening - We have a beautiful big house but we need help with several repairs including: building a covered roof area in our garden to provide a safe learning space for our projects, painting, gardening, cement, plumbing and other general repairs.

Website Developer - Help us to improve and manage our website and provide some general tech support in the office. Knowledge about Google Ad Words and Search Engine Optimization is highly desirable for this role!

Volunteer Coordinator - Assist with the recruitment and management of new volunteers and help to support volunteers from the moment they arrive to the time the leave ETIV. This includes welcoming them upon arrival, leading the biking orientation tours, organizing volunteer lunches and recreational activities, helping with fundraisers and supervising projects to ensure the work carried out is as beneficial as possible to volunteers and beneficiaries.

Youth Development Coordinator or Volunteer - Support our programs that engage children and youth while also lifting up many of the core values that lay the foundation for ETIV's work. This includes: mutual respect, cultural appreciation, caring for each other, speaking the truth, acting honestly and transparently, sharing and being generous and actively caring for the environment and all sentient beings.

Fund Development - Help to diversify our funding sources through a variety of methods. Including: planning and organizing local and online fundraising events, researching and applying for grants, and helping us to find private and business donors; perhaps by implementing a membership scheme or donation drive.

Office Volunteer/Intern - Learn about administration and how to market, recruit and manage a volunteer lead NGO in a developing nation. Help us manage our e-mails and correspondences with other prospective or incoming volunteers and supporting our marketing, communications and recruitment work. Feel free to branch out into the other projects outside office hours! (For volunteers: Monday - Friday, 9am - 1pm)

Community Organizer - Actively building relationship in the community to fully understand the hopes, concerns and issues that affect people here most. Hosting monthly meetings to unite those that care about the same issues and who are interested in working together to make a difference for the future of Itacare.

Women's Empowerment - Support a women's group as we conduct educational trainings and develop new skills and leadership strategies in the Passagem neighborhood of Itacare, BA, Brazil.

Translator and Interpreter (English/Portuguese/Spanish) - Help us translate our website and many of our organizational materials from English into Portuguese and/or Spanish. Also help with interpretation during community gatherings, meetings with partners and other organizations, our eco-tours and possibly other excursions as well.

Operations Manager - Paid position that includes a wide range of responsibilities such as NGO administration, project management, volunteer house management and volunteer management including recruitment, supervision and coordination of volunteers. You will develop, implement and deliver appropriate actions to achieve positive and measurable outcomes and opportunities for the Brazilian children & families with whom we work and with the volunteers and interns who work with us.

Please send us a message if you have any questions, inquiries or would like to see a full description of any of our positions!

Just Volunteer Contribution by Month:

1 month - $370 USD
2 month - $580 USD
3 month - $720 USD
4 month - $806 USD
5 month - $853 USD
6 month - $865 USD

Grants are available for low income volunteers and interns that can commit at least 5 months to their project which will completely waive the volunteer contribution. Meanwhile, several of this positions can be filled virtually, completely free of charge. Please inquire within for more information.

The prices listed above include:

- Life insurance coverage
- An induction and bike tour of Itacare
- Introduction to your project
- A strategy meeting to help you plan and achieve your top goals
- Ongoing supervision and support
- 24 hour emergency support
- Any additional meetings you may request to receive support with any plans, strategies, ideas, questions or challenges you may have.

The prices listed above do not include accommodation, although we also offer very affordable rent at the volunteer house - from as low as $140 a month for a small shared room to $200 for a large private room

Also, with this contribution we will still organize your taxi pickup, housing, Portuguese lessons and Capoeria classes for those who desire to pay an add-on price. ETIV can also link volunteers to stunning Eco-tours around Itacaré.

*Everyone must pay a $67 administration fee to cover all of your legal paperwork. A 20% down payment (that goes to the cost of your contribution) is also required to secure your project placement and housing.
*Those wishing to stay for longer than 6 months will only be required to pay the 6 month total, and any additional months will be free of charge.
Childcare / Children, Education, Environment
Skills Needed
Strong organisational skills, Basic - intermediate Portuguese or willingness to learn , Problem-solving and use of initiative, Positivity, determination and resilience, Open-mindedness to operate in a different cultural context, Confidence and willingness to network in local community, Responsible and strategic attitude, Communication skills when talking to people of all ages, Computer Skills, Other project - specific skills (see website)
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 month
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$75 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Internet

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 3-Meals-per-Day, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Volunteer-Hostel, Homestay, Local-Transport, Airport-Pickup-and-Drop-Off
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