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ETIV do Brasil

Fundraising Coordinator in Beautiful Surf Town

Gain valuable fundraising experience with an international NGO while gaining transferable skills and experiencing life in beautiful Itacaré.

About ETIV

ETIV do Brasil is located in the beautiful fishing and surfing town of Itacare, Bahia. Our mission is to connect international travelers with meaningful volunteer opportunities to support environmental conservation and development in Brazil.

ETIV Coordinator Positions

We are seeking a Fund Development Coordinator to take the lead in helping to diversify our funding sources through a variety of methods. This includes grant writing, 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. Knowledge and experience with fundraising, grant writing and event organizing is highly desirable but not required. You will receive support and supervision from the director and from the assistant director in this position, and will work in the ETIV office as part of our team. At least a basic to intermediate level of Portuguese is preferred, although we are willing to make exceptions for those willing to begin Portuguese classes right away.

ETIV Coordinator Positions

Our Coordinator positions are our most advanced volunteer positions, which require the greatest amount of responsibility from volunteers as well as strong leadership skills. These positions are only suitable for more experienced volunteers who are looking to coordinate and manage one of our projects. In this position, volunteers will receive supervision from the director, but will be expected to be creative self-starters, who can take initiative and solve problems without anyone micro-managing the work. In addition, our coordinators will be expected to help recruit, manage and support other volunteers and community leaders that are working for that project.

Suitable for


Typical day

8:00 AM Wake up to birds and micos in our Volunteer house located on the river amongst the mangroves.
8:30 AM Have breakfast on the balcony overlooking the river.
9:AM - 12:00 AM Work in the office researching and applying for grants, planning online fundraising and other fund development.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Meet with a local community leader to organize local events.
1:00 PM Lunch at the volunteer house or in a local restaurant.
2:00 PM Off to one of the many beautiful beaches or waterfalls.
5:00 PM Watch the sunset from the Por do Sul.
7:00 PM Eat at a local restaurant.
9:00 PM Drinks and dancing at a local bar.

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)
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

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

Free-time activities

Possible Free Time Activities are:

Stand Up Paddle in tranquil Praia Concha, take a boat to Cleandro waterfull, surf at Tirica, dance Forro at Jungle Bar, hike through 4 beautiful beaches

Water Sports

Included Services

What's included?
  • 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.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
12 weeks (min. stay)
13 weeks
14 weeks
15 weeks
17 weeks
19 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Itacaré/Brazil between 12 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.
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.

Get ready to volunteer in Brazil

Check out first

Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Brazil. Please check the visa regulations for Brazil.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Brazil and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Brazil.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Brazil.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Eduardo Gomes (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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Brazil you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Brazil.
What can you do in leisure-time in Brazil while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Rua Massaranduba #26, Bairro Passagem, 45530-000 Itacaré, Brazil

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