We offer over 15 Volunteer Positions at ETIV do Brasil:
Marketing & Web Development
NGO Admin & Office Support
Construction & Landscaping
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.
We greatly appreciate volunteers that speak Portuguese, however this is not a mandatory requirement.
1 month minimum
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
ETIV do Brasil gives international volunteers the chance to gain hands on experience working with an international development NGO while also exploring beautiful Itacaré; where the tropical rainforest (Mata Atlántica) meets the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful jungles, beaches, waterfalls, coconut trees and wildlife abound.
Volunteers work directly with ETIV and our local communities to support projects that nurture positive social and community development. Meanwhile, we also offer Eco-adventure tours and cultural education classes that directly support both the NGO as well as sustainable/Eco-friendly economic development here in Brazil. We mainly contract with local tour guides, fishermen, businesses and teachers to offer these one of a kind opportunities.
Volunteer costs vary depending on the lenght of stay and the type of package choosen. Starting at 122 USD per month. In addition to the reservation fee, we require a 20 % down payment to reserve your placment.
The name “ETIV do Brasil” stands for Eco-Tourism and International Volunteering of Brazil. We are also a part of a “Community Based Tourism” Network (CBT or TBC in Portuguese) that actively works to bring more positive tourism into the region. Here in Itacare, we do have a strong influx of tourism during high season that revolves around a deep “party culture” that has lead to a significant increase in drug trafficking, gangs and violence here. Many young teens and adults involved in gangs and trafficking are killed every year as opposing gangs from different neighborhoods compete with each other for power, money and resources. This is one reason why ETIV and the CBT network is actively building a new type of tourism in our communities that is focused on positively supporting our communities and the incredible natural environment we are so privileged to enjoy here.
The acronym “ETIV” sounds much like “achieve” when spoken in Portuguese. The ETIV volunteer house and office began operations in October of 2015, although we did not receive our legal Brazilian NGO status until May of 2016. ETIV is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) and Non-Profit that is officially registered in Brazil as a legal Association (CNJP 24.835.491/0001-59).
any craft materials e.g. colored construction paper, pens, pencils, markers, crayons, acryl and water based paints, brushes, pipe cleaners
tools e.g. bicycle pumps (car valve), screwdrivers etc.
books for teaching English (basic level) or English picture books for small children and Portuguese Books (all levels) other English teaching materials e.g. flashcards, games, easy puzzle and memory games, outdoor games (balls etc.) used laptop & camera & projector