ETIV do Brasil

Website and Tech Support

ITACARÉ, Brazil show on map

Non-profit | ETIV do Brasil

We are looking for a skilled website developer to take the lead on helping us improve upon and manage the ETIV website, with the support of the Director or Assistant.

About ETIV

The mission of ETIV do Brasil is to link international volunteers with local communities to support environmental conservation and development in Brazil. We give volunteers the option to stay at our Volunteer House and add on Portuguese and Capoeira classes to their experience. ETIV can also link volunteers to discounted eco-adventure tours to visit our rivers, islands, waterfalls, hiking trails and exotic beaches during their time here. Please visit our website at www.etivdobrasil.org to learn more about our organization and all of our volunteer opportunities.

About the Volunteer Position

The ETIV Website Development position offers interns a fantastic opportunity to get hands on experience managing, designing and further developing the ETIV do Brasil website, while living in the tropical paradise known as Itacare, Bahia. Knowledge about WordPress is required and experience with Search Engine Optimization is highly desirable.  All volunteers and interns coming to Brazil must learn at least basic Portuguese to start, as most people in Bahia do not speak English. Portuguese audio lessons can be shared electronically after signing-up to volunteer and intern with the NGO. This can also be a virtual position that can be fulfilled remotely completely free of charge and there is no language requirement.

Benefits

Volunteers or interns that are willing and able to dedicate at least 6 months to the project in Brazil may apply for a grant with the NGO to have their volunteer contribution waved. This grant is only awarded to low income students, allowing those who otherwise not be able to afford it, all the benefits of volunteering with our NGO. This not only includes an incredible learning experience that will look fantastic on any resume, but we also offer all of our volunteers and interns life insurance, a tour of Itacaré, an induction to the NGO, training in the project, ongoing supervision and support and 24 hour emergency support. However, all interns must still pay the $67 administration fee to complete all the legal paperwork and everyone is responsible for covering their own food, travel and accommodations. Affordable rent is offered to all of our volunteers and interns at our ETIV volunteer house, that also doubles as our ETIV office.


Typical day

Most office volunteers work from 9am to 1pm Mondays through Fridays, although schedules can be very flexible. Volunteers attend a staff meeting weekly to exchange ideas and to follow up on projects. 

Details on Arrival

Ongoing start and end dates. 

Introduction to the NGO and tour of volunteer house and Itacare upon arrival

Free-time activities

Swimming, surfing, hiking, kayaking, white water rafting, zip lining, dancing, slack lining, skate boarding, biking, Capoeira, night life, cultural activities, weekend eco-adventure tours.  

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
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 (basic level)
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV or resume
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Programming, Web Development, Wordpress preferred
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 13:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
ETIV do Brasil (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

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, your 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
Accommodation:

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 $250 (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


Additional Options:
You can also add these options onto your volunteer experience for an added fee:

Taxi pickup from ilheus airport - $52
Package of 10 Portuguese classes - $135
Package of 10 Capoeira classes - $135

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)
$383.00
8 weeks
$603.00
12 weeks
$750.00
16 weeks
$840.00
20 weeks
$890.00
24 weeks
$900.00
26 weeks (max. stay)
$905.00
Average fees
$65.00/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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