Volunteer Coordinator

Gain valuable experience working 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

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 their work. In addition, our coordinators will be expected to help recruit, manage and support other volunteers and community leaders that are working for the same project.

About the Volunteer Coordinator Position

It is the job of the Volunteer Coordinator to help us recruit and manage new volunteers and find affordable housing with local families and at other hostels or pousadas in town as well. The volunteer coordinator will be responsible for corresponding with prospective volunteers prior to their arrival, while also supporting and managing volunteers from the moment they arrive to the time they leave ETIV. This includes welcoming volunteers upon arrival, leading volunteer inductions and walking tours of Itacaré, organizing fun cultural and recreational activities with the volunteers, supporting fundraising events and supervising volunteers in their projects to ensure that their volunteer experience is both challenging, rewarding and making a positive difference to the families and communities here in Itacaré. At least 3 months commitment and basic to intermediate Portuguese is required for this position.

Suitable for


Typical day

The typical day in the life of a Volunteer Coordinator: 

8:00 AM Wake up to the birds just outside in the Mata Atlantic.
8:30 AM Breakfast on the balcony overlooking the river.
9:00-11:00 AM Work a couple hours in the office on recruitment.
11:00-1:00 PM Give an induction and tour of the town to a new volunteer.
1:00 PM Have lunch either cooking in our shared kitchen or in one of the local restaurants where you can get lunch for 10 Reals.
2:00 PM Head to the beach to surf or relax.
5:30 PM  Go to Por do Sol to watch the beautiful sunset over the town.
7:PM  Head into the town and have a delicious dinner at one of the many restaurants.
9:PM Have a drink or two and dance at a local bar.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and Portuguese (basic level)
Other Skills
* Strong leadership skills,
* Able to work independently and as part of a team, * Positive and problem-solving attitude.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 13:00

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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


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
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
12 weeks (min. stay)
13 weeks
14 weeks
15 weeks
18 weeks
20 weeks
26 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Itacaré/Brazil between 12 weeks and 26 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. ETIV do Brasil will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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

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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?
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in Brazil upfront.
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