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ETIV do Brasil

Environmental Conservation Ambassador

Itacaré, Brazil

Agency | ETIV do Brasil

Gain hands on conservation experience working with an international NGO while gaining transferable skills and experiencing life in beautiful Itacaré.

About ETIV

ETIV do Brasil is located in Itacare on the coast of Southern Bahia. Our mission is to connect international travelers with meaningful volunteer opportunities to support environmental conservation and development in Brazil. We also provide stunning eco-adventure tours in and around Itacaré as well as cultural education classes including Portuguese, Samba and/or Capoeira classes.

ETIV Conservation Positions

We are looking for environmental volunteers to help us identify ways to promote and ensure increased and sustainable environmental conservation in and around the beautiful fishing and surf town of Itacaré, Brazil. Our main goal is to develop a new generation of local (Brazilian) youth leaders that will actively care for each-other, their community and the environment. This project will include implementing an educational campaign with fun and interactive trainings and activities to teach children and youth how incredibly important it is to take care of our natural environment and work together to combat global climate change.

We are working on created a training manual that can be shared throughout Bahia that will begin with the basics (what is pollution and why is it bad for the environment) and then move into some local issues (the Atlantic Rainforest, the mangroves and our endangered species) to global issues (including global warming and climate change). Volunteers will also have the freedom and flexibility to also focus on a micro project of interest with the community; from recycling to organic gardening, and composting to a possible mangrove restoration project... the possibilities are wide open!


Typical day

8:30 AM Breakfast on our balcony overlooking the river
9:00 - 11:00 AM Work with other environmental volunteers and the environmental coordinator to plan a project for the children
11:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch and beach
2:30 - 4:30 PM Help with the environmental class you helped preparing
4:30 - 5:30 PM Take a Portuguese class with a local teacher 
7:00 PM Capoeira class
8:30 PM Dinner at one of the many local restaurants
10:00 PM Drinks and dancing at the local bar

Free-time activities

Surf or just relax on one of the beautiful 7 nearby beaches, learn how to SUP paddle on tranquil Praia Concha or take a trip up the river to visit a beautiful waterfall.

Water Sports
Swimming
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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and Portuguese (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Suitable for

Singles
Couples

Any questions? Just ask. We at ETIV do Brasil are happy to help you.

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All program fees are charged directly by ETIV do Brasil.
Services by ETIV do Brasil
  • 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
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)
$316.00
5 weeks
$342.00
6 weeks
$368.00
7 weeks
$394.00
9 weeks
$446.00
11 weeks
$498.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$835.00
Average fees
$57.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Itacaré/Brazil between 4 weeks and 24 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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