Volunteer Contribution

Similar to most volunteer lead NGOs, ETIV does require a volunteer contribution, although we are among the most affordable, particularly for our location. This contribution is critical to the sustainability of the NGO and helps covers costs of administration, your insurance coverage and all of the support that we offer to our volunteers.

You will receive:

  • Pre-departure orientation and preparation
  • Induction and biking tour of Itacaré
  • Introduction to your project
  • Strategy meeting to help you plan and achieve your top goals during your time with us
  • Ongoing supervision and support, including any additional meetings you may request to receive support with plans, strategies, ideas, questions etc.
  • 24-hour emergency support
  • Insurance Coverage
Duration Contribution (per month)
1 month $275
2 months $233
3 months $198
4 months $168
5 months $143
6 months $121

To reserve your placement we require a 20% non-refundable deposit (which goes towards the overall cost of your volunteer experience) as well as a one time administration fee of $67 to cover all of your legal paperwork. 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.

Low income students or graduates that are able to volunteer with us for at least 6 months can apply for a grant with our NGO that will completely waive the volunteer contribution. However, everyone will still need to pay the administration fee and everyone is responsible for covering their own food, transportation and housing expenses. Affordable housing is available in our ETIV volunteer house, which also houses doubles as our office.

Additional Options


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Portuguese, Samba and/or Capoeira

Package of 10 classes $135 USD

Package of 20 classes $265 USD

Taxi Pickup

$52 USD