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ETIV do Brasil

Fundraising in Beautiful Surf Town

Itacaré, Brazil show on map

Agency | ETIV do Brasil

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 volunteers with local communities to support environmental conservation and development in Brazil.

The ETIV Fund Development Position

We are seeking a Fund Development Volunteer or Intern 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.


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.

Free-time activities

Possible Free Time Activities are:

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

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)
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

Suitable for

Singles
Couples

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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, 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


Volunteer Contribution by Month:


Duration Contribution (per month)

1 month $275

2 months $233

3 months $198

4 months $168

5 months $143

6 months $121


To reserve your placement we require a 20% non-refundable deposit (which goes towards the overall cost of your volunteer experience). 


Meanwhile, we do offer housing at our ETIV Volunteer House, which overlooks the beautiful river Contas in the Passagem neighborhood of Itacare. Rental prices at the volunteer house include all bills including gas, water, electricity, and WiFi as well as filtered drinking water, toilet paper and hand soap. There is also a shared kitchen with a large stove and refrigerator/freezer that comes complete with pots and pans, cups, plates, bowls and silverware. However, there is not a washing machine and volunteers are expected to hand wash or they must pay to get their laundry done in town. Rooms are subject to a $100 (USD) deposit, which is fully refundable as long as you fulfill all of the requirements stated in your rental agreement.


Normal Monthly Rate in USD


Room             Individual                   Shared (per person)

smaller rooms            $192                   $137

large rooms             $220                   $165


High Season Monthly Rate (Dec-Feb)


Room                   Individual     Shared per person

smaller rooms           $247                $165

large rooms                $275                 $192


Beyond this, you can also add these options onto your volunteer experience for an added fee:


- Taxi pickup from ilheus airport - $50

- Package of 10 Portuguese classes - $128

- Package of 10 Capoeira classes - $128

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)
$275.00
13 weeks
$696.00
14 weeks
$708.00
15 weeks
$721.00
17 weeks
$746.00
19 weeks
$772.00
26 weeks (max. stay)
$726.00
Average fees
$48.00/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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