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ETIV do Brasil
  • Itacaré, Brazil
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Organization Description
ETIV do Brasil is located in the beautiful fishing and surfing town of Itacaré, Bahia. Our mission is to support development and environmental conservation in Brazil by connecting volunteers and interns with local communities. We also offer affordable housing at our volunteer house as well as Portuguese, Samba and Capoeira classes.

We have several positions available for volunteers and interns to support our local community projects, including:

Teaching English
Youth Development
Swimming Lessons and Drowning Prevention
Community Organizing
Women's Empowerment
Literacy & Empowerment for Girls (LitClubs)
Environmental Education, Conservation & Mangrove Restoration

In addition, we have many positions available working in the ETIV office while also learning about NGO administration and international development. These positions include:

Volunteer Coordination
Marketing & Recruitment
Communications & Social Media
NGO Administration
Graphic Design
Website Development & Tech Support
Fundraising, Grant Writing & Event Planning
Construction, Painting and Landscaping

Volunteers and interns can choose to work in more than one project, and we expect all volunteers to help out in other areas as needed. Everyone will receive ongoing training, supervision and support from the ETIV team as well as excellent references for those who complete quality work.
Interns also have the opportunity to conduct research on any of the projects or positions listed above to fulfill an internship research requirement, and our professional staff can support provide extensive support and supervision with this.

Several of the ETIV office positions listed above can be done remotely from home and completely free of charge. Low income students that want to volunteer in Brazil can apply for a grant to waive the volunteer contribution, as long as they can dedicate at least 5 months or more to the project and are willing to lead on of our Coordinator positions.

Itacaré is unique place where the Rainforest meets the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches, jungles and wildlife abound. These opportunities are perfect for volunteers and interns seeking a meaningful work experience in a stunning location that boasts a thriving Afro-Brazilian culture.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website at www.etivdobrasil.org

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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