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JIVE is a locally run volunteer-tourism organization that brings travelers from all over the world to work together with a multitude of social projects.

Our Name

Jacarandá International Volunteering Experience, or simply JIVE, was inspired by the Jacarandá tree which is solid and versatile, showing that even though JIVE was founded by foreigners, our roots are here in Brazil. We want to improve the conditions for the locals by giving them a global ...

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Our Name

Jacarandá International Volunteering Experience, or simply JIVE, was inspired by the Jacarandá tree which is solid and versatile, showing that even though JIVE was founded by foreigners, our roots are here in Brazil. We want to improve the conditions for the locals by giving them a global perspective since we chose to make Rio de Janeiro our home.

Our Values

Strive for Excellence

We are dedicated to providing our volunteers and local partners with the highest quality of support and services. 

Respect and Integrity

We aim to be transparent, flexible, friendly, and treat every one and every situation with outmost respect. 

Engage through Immersion

We believe in helping where help is most needed and take an integrative approach by involving our partners in identifying and implementing projects with the most impact for the community. 

Our Mission

To help advance human potential and promote equality by crossing boundaries and brining people together from all over the world to work side-by-side in local communities while sharing perspectives and fostering cultural understanding.


Wondering why you should choose JIVE over other Volunteer programs is a totally relevant questions, so let us answer that for you! 

Here at JIVE we pride ourselves on being a locally based sustainable organization that strives to provide positive global impact through individual action. We aim to provide you with the support you need to successfully help the vulnerable communities in Rio de Janeiro, while learning about the city and culture during your time here.

JIVE was founded by two foreigners who have experience as former volunteers. With this former experience we are able to provide you with the necessary support and empathy when dealing with the complexities of life outside of your comfort zone.

At JIVE we aim to give our volunteers total flexibility when choosing the duration of their stay and which programs they wish to choose. From teaching English to Community Development, you will be able to find your niche when volunteering. We encourage you to bring your own ideas and passion from home in order to fully participate in these programs!

A unique aspect of JIVE is our partnership with a local Portuguese language school. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in these courses so that you are better able to communicate with locals and experience the diverse culture of the city.

At JIVE we pride ourselves on having a sustainable model for all of our projects. This means that we make every effort to avoid leaving a negative environmental or social impact in the communities we are working in. Rather, we strive to bring our own resources to the projects instead of exploiting these vulnerable communities.

Connecting with other JIVErs is a big part of your experience. You will be living and working side by side with your fellow volunteers and the bonds you will create will help you to bring your best to these communities, and, will hopefully last a lifetime!

Throughout your time with JIVE we urge you to bring an open heart and mind with you. While it isn't a tangible thing you pack in your suitcase, it is essential to bring with you, so that you may make connections both with your fellow volunteers, the locals, the people you're striving to help, and the city itself!

Persona di contatto

Viviana Herrera

Lingue parlate: Portoghese, Inglese, Spagnolo
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JIVE recensioni

Antonio Dakovic rating3,4

2023 at Sports Assistant for Children and Adults

First of all, I would like to mention that the reception went very well. You get an information sheet with all the important information at the airport from the pick-up transfer, which helped me personally a lot! Vivian, my coordinator, also did a fantastic job! A very cheerful, likeable person who ...
Jonathan Hertlein rating1,0

2023 at Sports Assistant for Children and Adults

I was on this sports program for 5 months, but focused mostly on soccer. I will honestly tell you about my experience. Of course it could have been or will be different for you. First of all about the accommodation. It is a pretty good hostel for the conditions of Rio. However, it is important to ...
Michaela rating4,8

2019 at Community Development Experience

3 weeks in Brazil ?? and my life will never be the same again. I still can't believe that I chose this adventure, and it ended up being the best trip in my entire life. It was an unforgettable and amazing experience. The little kids at the volunteering place changed my perspective of life, they ...
Daniel Pfitzer rating4,8

2019 at Sports Assistant for Children and Adults

I had an amazing time in Rio. The Organisation was perfect and you always have a contact person who supports you in your daily life. I felt very safe during the whole time and I have met amazing people. Jive tries to meet everyone's needs and is very flexible in terms of changing the project or ...
Khadiza Hussain rating5,0

2018 at Working with Children

I had the most amazing time while I was in Rio and I have learned a lot from the program that I was on. While being in Rio I fell in love with the city and the people. I will definitely be coming back in a few year to explore more of Brazil. I want to say thank you everyone I have met during my ...
Volunteering with JIVE for two months was the best and happiest time of my life. I was in the hands of amazing people who genuinely cared about us and did everything to help us to feel comfortable. During my time there I was very ill, and the coordinators were there for me all the way - and I'm ...

JIVE inserzioni

JIVE località

JIVE focus del progetto

UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Good Health And Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Sustainable Cities And Communities
  • Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions
  • Partnerships For The Goals