We are looking for experienced construction volunteers that will be able to work independently and with the support of other volunteers to help us re-build and fix up the new ETIV headquarters, with a particular emphasis on making the house and the apartments as eco-friendly as possible. Currently, we need to improve the roof and install gutters that will allow us to save and reuse rainwater and we plan to construct a covered roof learning space and an outdoor bathroom. We also need to better fix up the pool, build a new organic garden and composting area and there are many little fixes that need to be done. Finally, our backyard will open up to a small mangrove forest that we are protecting and restoring. We will be building an outdoor deck and platform to brings groups of students into the mangroves as part of our environmental education, and we will be building double doors that open up into the mangroves, while we also want to put up a fence and many signs all around the entire forest so that people realize it is a protected area that they will no longer be able to destroy.
Volunteers must work at least 20 hours per week, usually Monday through Friday from 8am to 12pm.
Basic Portuguese recommended
Minimum 1 month time commitment
Experience in building and construction
Experience in painting, cement, plumbing, and electric work is also highly desireable
ETIV do Brasil is located in the beautiful fishing and surfing town of Itacare, Bahia. Our mission is to support development and environmental conservation in Brazil, with a deep focus on youth development.
Most interns can receive university credit while interning with our NGO and some are even able to receive a University stipend or grant to help cover their expenses. We can offer ongoing support and supervision and can help organize taxi pickups, local accommodations and even Capoeira or Portuguese classes. All volunteers and interns will also receive our Pre-Departure Powerpoint, and Introduction to the NGO, a tour of Itacare and life insurance during their internship at the NGO.
These positions are perfect for someone seeking meaningful volunteer or internship experience in a stunning location with a thriving Afro-Brazilian culture. Itacare is unique place where the Rainforest meets the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches, jungle, coconut trees, waterfalls and wildlife abound.
Rua Massaranduba No. 26, Bairro Passagem, Itacaré, Bahia 45530-000, BR
To support development and environmental conservation in Brazil by connecting volunteers and interns with local communities.
ETIV is deeply focused on youth development and environmental conservation in Brazil. As a result, one of our main goals is to develop a new generation of local youth leaders that actively care for each other, their community, the environment and all sentient beings. This is the main avenue by which we work to achieve our Mission and Vision (highlighted below). Through all of our community projects, we encourage volunteers to teach and model some of the core values necessary to create and maintain healthy and prosperous communities. This includes mutual respect, cultural appreciation, caring for each other, speaking the truth, acting honestly and transparently, sharing and being generous (as opposed to stealing or taking things that don’t belong to you) and actively caring for the environment and all sentient beings.