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