Volunteer Opportunities

WE OFFER A VARIETY OF VOLUNTEER AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS THROUGH THE SOCIAL-

ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS WE DEVELOP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES.

Prices for Volunteer & Internship packages

Like most leading NGO's around the world, we do ask for a financial contribution from our volunteers. This source of income is extremely important for our organization since we do not receive any kind of public funding.

Packages include:

  • Housing (a private room in a shared apartment)

  • WiFi, water and electric

  • Taxi pickup

  • A tour of Itacaré

  • On site insurance (not travelers insurance)

  • Orientation/induction

  • Project placement and training

  • Ongoing support and supervision

  • 24 hour emergency support

$ 738 USD per month

*5% discount on total package for each additional month (see below for breakdown)

*$100 USD discount per person for everyone that comes in groups of 2 or more

*$50 USD additional per month for those wanting their own private 1 bedroom apartment

*$100 USD additional per month for those wanting their own private 2 bedroom apartment

Breakdown of discounts for those that can stay longer than one month:

2 MONTHS = $1,402 (5% DISCOUNT)

3 MONTHS = $1,992 (10% DISCOUNT)

4 MONTHS = $2,509 (15% DISCOUNT)

5 MONTHS = $2,767 (20% DISCOUNT)

6 MONTHS = $3,321 (25% DISCOUNT)

VOLUNTEERS AND INTERNS INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING/INTERNING FOR LONGER THAN 6 MONTHS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR THE INITIAL 6 MONTHS PERIOD. ANY ADDITIONAL MONTH WILL BE FREE OF CHARGE.

*a $250 USD security deposit is also required, but will be returned in full as long as all stipulations of the Volunteer Contract are met.

*Low income volunteers and interns that can dedicate at least 4 months to the NGO can apply for a grant that will cover 50% of these costs.

*Brazilians living in Brazil will automatically receive a discount of 50% on packages.

Additionally, we do not provide health insurance. Although medical services can be found for free in the local public hospital, we highly recommend having an international travel insurance to cover you at a better, private clinic in case of a more serious emergency.

Prices may be changed at any time without further notice.

How we spend your money

We are proud to have created a sustainable management system that allows us to spend over 67% of our funds directly on our projects. The remaining 33% covers staff; volunteer related costs; grants we offer to low income, long-term volunteers; marketing strategies; finances and re-investment in the organization. We take your volunteer contribution very seriously and we make sure it is responsibly used towards our projects and fundamental goals.

We support you!

WE ENSURE THAT EACH APPLICANT, VOLUNTEER AND INTERN RECEIVES UNPARALLELED SUPPORT FROM THE MOMENT THEY GET IN TOUCH, ALL THE WAY THROUGH THEIR JOURNEY WITH US, AND AFTERWARDS TOO!

Ready to be part of the ETIV family?

Check out our projects and find the one that best suits your interests!

Construction and Landscaping

We are always needing to work around the house and in the garden, so we warmly welcome trusted, capable and dedicated volunteers interested in helping us fix, improve and decorate our home.

Communications

Communications and Social Media are a vital structure of ETIV do Brasil. Spreading our message and promoting our work, locally and worldwide, is fundamental to our success and sustainability of our projects.

Marketing and Recruitment

Marketing and Recruitment is one of the most important departments within ETIV do Brasil. Volunteers and Interns will be responsible for leading and running our overall marketing and recruitment strategies.

Girl’s Literacy Club

ETIV do Brasil is looking for volunteers to support a project focused on literacy and empowerment for girls, known as LitClub.

Swimming Lessons

ETIV do Brasil and SwimTayka have joined forces to teach the life skills of swimming and water stewardship to underprivileged children and youth living along Itacaré's rivers and ocean.

Women’s Empowerment

Etiv is searching for a Women’s Empowerment Coordinator who will take the lead on helping us build and manage a new women’s empowerment project from the ground up

Environmental Education and Conservation Programs

Itacaré has been blessed with an unparalleled natural beauty thanks to the harmony of exotic Atlantic rainforest, secluded beaches, picturesque rivers, gorgeous waterfalls, mangroves and plenty of wildlife. Therefore, it is our duty to help protect this special ecosystem, even more so in times of global warming and climate change.

Teaching English

Our English program is one of the most important we have. Tourism is the main economic sector in Itacaré so by offering free classes to children and teenagers coming from mainly low-income neighborhoods, we significantly increase their chances of finding better work with higher salaries.

Youth Development

Volunteers and Interns looking to work in Youth Development will support to the youth programs we are already running, while those staying at least 3 months or longer will have the opportunity to implement new youth development projects and activities as well.

GAP Year Brazil - Peru

How about spending half the year volunteering in Peru, and the other half in Brazil? Make the most out of your GAP Year with this amazing opportunity to discover and make a positive impact in two completely different, yet both fascinating, cultures in South America!