ETIV Projects & Volunteer Opportunities

We offer a variety of Volunteer and Internship Positions at ETIV do Brasil and most of our projects are volunteer lead. Our Coordinator Positions offer the highest level of responsibility, and these position are only for volunteers or interns who want to lead and manage one of our projects. Meanwhile, our other positions are for those that want to support one or more of our projects, while working alongside others who will take the lead. We cannot guarantee that there will always be a coordinator available during the time you plan to volunteer with us, so please  inquire within and do consider stepping up to help lead in a project where a coordinator is lacking.

Click on the categories that interest you the most to see the positions available within that category. Alternatively, simply scroll down to see everything. For all the position listed below, please choose up to three positions that interest you most for your application.  If any of those positions are available during the time you plan to be here, we will let you know after receiving your application. However, while you will have the opportunity to focus mainly on your primary position(s), we also ask volunteers to support us in the areas where leadership may be lacking. For example, we can almost always use extra support with marketing, social media, recruitment, fund development and house and garden maintenance. Volunteers that are flexible enough to support us in different areas as needed, are always the most valuable to the NGO.

Youth Development & Swimming Lessons
Community Organizing/
Women’s Empowerment
Empowerment for Girls
NGO Admin & Office Support
Marketing & Recruitment
Construction & Landscaping

Teaching English

ETIV is now offering 5 different English classes in three different areas of Itacaré. Some of our classes are held after school in a local church, another has been taking place in a local capoeira school and we just finishing up the construction of a new learning space next to the ETIV volunteer house where more classes can take place. While the wealthier children that attend private school already receive quality English classes, our main goal is to help level the playing field by providing English to less fortunate children, who would otherwise not receive this opportunity. Our English volunteers are expected to plan, teach and create programs that will be  be documented and saved in our drive so that they can be shared with future volunteers as well.


Kids at English class

 Environmental Conservation and Mangrove Restoration

Our environmental conservation positions are quite flexible and allow volunteers to focus on the environmental issues that interest them most, for example, organic gardening, composting, recycling etc. However, our main goal is to develop a new generation of local youth leaders that will continue our environmental work into the future. Thus, these volunteers will often be working closely with our youth development volunteers to engage the community and especially local children in this critical work.



Youth Development and Swimming Lessons

All of our volunteers working in youth development will have a great deal of flexibility to use their skills, talents and interests to engage youth in fun and interactive ways. Meanwhile volunteers will also teach basic core values including mutual respect, speaking the truth and caring for the environment.  Volunteers can teach these values through arts, dance, music, theatre, and recreational and enrichment activities (such as swimming, soccer/football, volleyball, surfing, etc.)


Kids having a class

Community Organizing and Women’s Empowerment

In these positions volunteers will be given the opportunity to get involved with the local community and have a profound effect on the work of the NGO in their particular field.  Volunteers will receive support from the Director and Assistant Director of ETIV but will also be given the freedom to implement their own ideas for collaboration with various entities within the local community.  These positions will also require a small amount of office work and participation in our weekly meetings – where we present, share and discuss new ideas and progress within each project.


Kids having fun

LitClub and Empowerment for Girls

Litclub Volunteers will work alongside the current teachers in our two existing classes to help support the work and goals of our LitClub program


Kids having fun

NGO Administration and Office Support

Office volunteers will receive hands on experience in running and managing an international NGO, while focusing more deeply in their specific position. These volunteers will work directly with the Director and the Assistant Director and they will have the opportunity to participate in our weekly meetings to share their expertise, ideas and recommendations. These volunteers will truly be an integral part of the ETIV team.


Directive Board

Marketing and Recruitment

In these positions volunteers and interns will be given the opportunity to gain hands on experience in marketing and communications.  We prioritize volunteers/interns that have knowledge and/or experience in these fields.  This is an excellent opportunity to boost your resume and improve your competitiveness in the job market.


Portuguese class

Construction and Landscaping

ETIV recently moved into a large house that serves as both the ETIV office and volunteer house. There is a space in the garden that was a carport that we are working to convert into a community space for our environmental activities, capoeira and English classes.  We are looking for dedicated construction volunteers that will be able to help us re-build this area and to continue updating and improving the volunteer house and garden area.