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ETIV do Brasil

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Environmental training with the kids of Itacare
Empowering youth to become the environmental leaders of tomorrow!

Environmental volunteer opportunities available with ETIV to help identify ways to promote and ensure increased and sustainable environmental conservation in and around Itacaré, Brazil. Our main goal is to develop a new generation of local (Brazilian) youth leaders that will actively care for each other, their community and the environment. This project includes an educational campaign with fun and interactive trainings and activities to teach children and youth how incredibly important it is to take care of our natural environment and work together to combat global climate change.

Volunteers will also have the freedom and flexibility to also focus on a micro project of interest with the community; from recycling to organic gardening, a neighborhood cleanup and a mangrove restoration project... the possibilities are wide open!

This position can be an internship position.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To support development of the weekly environmental trainings with youth.
  • To take attendance and document outcomes including successes, challenges and best practices for every class.
  • To teach many of the core values that lay the foundation for ETIV's work, also listed on our website.
  • To manage our organic garden/compost and recycling at the volunteer house and gardens.
  • To support our mangrove restoration work.

Requirements:

  • Volunteers must work at least 20 hours per week
  • Basic Portuguese
  • Minimum 1 month time commitment

Highlights:

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.

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About ETIV do Brasil

Location:

Rua Massaranduba No. 26, Bairro Passagem, Itacaré, Bahia 45530-000, BR

Mission Statement

To support development and environmental conservation in Brazil by connecting volunteers and interns with local communities.

Description

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.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Travessa Magali, 60Bairro PassagemItacare, Bahia 45530-000Brazil

(-14.3637,-39.19597)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Agronomy
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 20 hours per week

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