ETIV do Brasil

Fundraising in Beautiful Surf Town

Itacaré, Brazil show on map

Non-profit | ETIV do Brasil

Gain valuable fundraising experience with an international NGO while gaining transferable skills and experiencing life in beautiful Itacaré. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples

About ETIV

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

Description

We are seeking a Fund Development and Grant Writing Volunteer or Coordinator  to take the lead to help us diversify our funding sources through a variety of methods. This includes planning and organizing local and online fundraising events, researching and applying for grants, and helping us to find private and business donors; perhaps by implementing a membership scheme or donation drive. You will receive support and supervision from the director and/or from the Operations Manager.

Volunteers or Interns can also fulfill this position virtually from home, completely free of charge. Besides the tasks listed above, virtual volunteers are also expected to help promote the NGO at home and in local schools, universities and communities.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To plan and organize local and/or online fundraising events

  • Research and apply for grants

  • Help us build new partnerships and strategies that may allow us to win more funding

  • To help us find private and business donors

  • Help us find new ways to diversity our funding sources

  • Support us with recruitment of more volunteers

  • Continue improving upon and updating our fundraising database and grants lists up to date

  • To develop a better manual for future volunteers to continue the work, and to update our website description, especially just prior to leaving the position


Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years or older

  • In country volunteers work at least 4 hours day/20 hours a week, while virtual volunteers must contribute at least 5 hours per week

  • Coordinators must contribute at least 25 hours a week

  • A minimum of 1 month time commitment necessary for volunteers, 3 months for coordinators

  • Knowledge and experience with fundraising, grant writing and event organizing is highly desirable but not required.

  • Basic Portuguese required for volunteers, intermediate preferred for coordinators


Benefits

Prior to arrival, volunteers and interns receive ongoing support, our Pre-Departure PowerPoint a Skype interview and Portuguese audio lessons. We also organize taxi pickups, housing, project placement and Portuguese lessons with our local instructor. All volunteers and interns will also receive an Introduction to the NGO, a tour of Itacaré, life insurance, project training and ongoing support and supervision during their volunteer time or internship with the NGO. All volunteers and interns will receive excellent references from the NGO for quality work completed with us.

Most interns can receive university credit while interning with us and some are even able to receive a University stipend or grant to help cover their expenses. We offer ongoing supervision for interns and can complete all university documents and evaluations as deemed necessary. Interns can also earn credit by completing a remote/virtual internship with us completely free of charge.


Low income volunteers and interns that are willing and able to dedicate at least 5-months (preferably 6) to the project may apply for a grant with the NGO to have their volunteer contribution waived. However, everyone is responsible for covering their own food, travel, accommodation and personal expenses and everyone must pay the $67 admin fee that covers all legal documentation.


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

Typical day

Most office volunteers work from 9am to 1pm Mondays through Fridays, although schedules can be very flexible. 

Details on Arrival

Ongoing start and end dates. 

Introduction to the NGO and tour of volunteer house and Itacare upon arrival

Free-time activities

Swimming, surfing, hiking, kayaking, white water rafting, zip lining, dancing, slack lining, skate boarding, biking, Capoeira, night life, cultural activities, weekend eco-adventure tours.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Diving/Snorkling
Hiking
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and Portuguese (basic level)
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
* Strong leadership skills
* Able to work independently and as part of a team
* Positive and problem-solving attitude
* Knowledge and experience with fundraising and event organizing is desirable
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 13:00

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
ETIV do Brasil (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by ETIV do Brasil

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

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Ilheus/Bahia-Jorge Amado Airport (IOS) in Ilheus. We assist you to find cheap flights to Brazil.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Brazil provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Brazil you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Brazil.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 383
8 weeks
$ 603
12 weeks
$ 750
16 weeks
$ 840
20 weeks
$ 890
24 weeks
$ 900
26 weeks (max. stay)
$ 905
Average fees
$ 65 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Itacaré/Brazil between 4 weeks and 26 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. ETIV do Brasil will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Brazil.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with ETIV do Brasil during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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