Volunteer with Iracambi

Iracambi

Saving forests, changing lives.

Rosario de Limeira, Brazil, South America

Iracambi is a Brazilian and US registered non-profit organization located in one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots: the Atlantic Forest. Our objective is to discover better ways of caring for the forest and to protect the extraordinary biodiversity found here whilst also generating a forest-based income.



What We Need

We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds; however, we ask that you have completed at least level 20 of Duo-Lingo Portuguese as the majority of Brazilians cannot speak English and it will be to your benefit to be able to speak basic Portuguese.

Areas you can help in are as follows:
- Agroforestry: we are attempting to increase the biodiversity of a partly shaded coffee plantation while creating a new sustainable model of high-quality coffee production.
- Caring for our forest nursery, which supplies up to 6,000 seedlings annually, and planting trees
- Creating a medicinal plant garden and giving workshops in local communities
- Fundraising, marketing, and social media
- GIS (Geographic Information System): help develop our database of information which classifies land use, maps forest cover, and helps identify the best spots for creating protected areas
- IT, graphics
- Land Stewardship where sustainable management, rather than absolute protection or preservation, of natural resources is the objective.
- Monitoring forest cover and growth, water, fauna, weather
- Photography and videos
- Reforestation: includes reforesting with native species, developing forest corridors, restoring degraded lands, and establishing agroforestry plots
- Trail Maintenance: We have a system of forest trails which are used by researchers, schoolchildren, and visitors to Iracambi. The trails require regular maintenance – this is one of the jobs that does not take place in the hot sun!
- Young EcoLeaders: Engaging local communities in conservation activities and promoting interest through environmental educational activities with local schools

You are welcome to help with any of the projects that you are interested in to help develop skills in areas that you may not have had a chance to discover yet or to use your skill-base to help assist in projects already running.


When & Who

All year long
Nope, we don't require a minimum duration
Depends on Brazil Visa Rules
Individuals, Groups

What we Provide

Homestay, Other

Shared cabins
OR
Homestay with local environmentalists who specialize in fields such as primatology, agroecology, and organic farming. This provides volunteers the opportunity to experience local community members’ sustainable lifestyles, understand the locals in greater depth, and practice Portuguese.

3 meals a day

Wifi & Satellite
Hot Water

Our Fees

$100

$200 US per week


Contact Person

Robin Le Breton
Fazenda Iracambi, Caixa Postal No. 1 Rosario da Limeira, 36878-000 Minas Gerais, Brazil, Rosario de Limeira, Brazil.
100% response rate , 21 hour(s) response time.

Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

Located in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, Iracambi works with local communities and people from around the world to protect natural resources and enhance local livelihoods. We also try to enhance and protect the biodiversity found in this small paradise.

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Our Recent Supporters

Ivonne
Ximena
Michelle

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We at Iracambi would love to hear from you!