Youth Development Coordinator



ETIV are looking for a Youth Development Coordinator who will provide support to our programs as well as the new projects or curriculum and will engage children in fun and creative activities. Currently, we have weekly English classes, and environmental training with youth, as well as a Literature Clubs (LitClubs) for girls. It is especially important that the youth coordinator supports all of our teachers and volunteers working with youth to help them incorporate our core values and teachings into their weekly classes and programming as well.

ETIV core values include but are not limited to: mutual respect, acceptance, cultural appreciation, caring for each other, speaking the truth, acting honestly and transparently, sharing and being generous (rather than stealing or taking things that don’t belong to you), and actively caring for the environment, animals and all sentient beings.

This is a high level of responsiblity and an incredible way to build your resume and get hands on experience leading our youth development projects and programming.

Main responsibilities:

  • To design and implement fun, enriching and recreational activities with the children and youth of Itacare.
  • To support our other volunteers and coordinators currently running programming with children and youth.
  • To support all our projects listed above when needed while also developing new programming.


  • At least intermediate Portuguese
  • 3 months minimum and 4 to 6 months time commitment preferred for all coordinators (however we do welcome applications for Youth Development volunteers/interns that can only stay 1-3 months)
  • Strong leadership, social and organizational skills.
  • Patience, flexibility and punctuality.


ETIV do Brasil is located in the beautiful fishing and surfing town of Itacare, Bahia. Our mission is to connect international volunteers with local communities to support environmental conservation and development in Brazil.

Low income volunteers and interns that are willing and able to dedicate at least 5 months time commitment (preferably 6) to the project may apply for a grant with the NGO to have their volunteer contribution waved. This allows low income students to receive all the benefits of interning with our NGO (including life insurance, a tour of Itacare, an induction to the NGO, training in your project, ongoing supervision and support and 24 hour emergency support) completely free of charge. However, all volunteers and interns are responsible for covering their own food, travel and accommodation expenses and everyone must pay the $67 admin fee that covers all legal documentation. ETIV do Brasil does provide a volunteer house where volunteers and interns can live at a very affordable price.

Most interns can receive university credit while interning with our NGO and some are even able to receive a University stipend or grant to help cover their expenses. We can offer ongoing support and supervision and can help organize taxi pickups, local accommodations and even Capoeira or Portuguese classes. All volunteers and interns will also receive our Pre-Departure Powerpoint, and Introduction to the NGO, a tour of Itacare and life insurance during their internship at the NGO.

These positions are perfect for someone seeking meaningful internship experience in a stunning location with a thriving Afro-Brazilian culture. Itacare is unique place where the Rainforest meets the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches, jungle, coconut trees, waterfalls and wildlife abound.

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