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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: ETIV do Brasil

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 paint many of the houses, improve the roofing on a new of the houses, remove mold, best open more windows for better ventilation and we hope to eventually install gutters that will allow us to save and reuse rainwater. Finally, our backyard opens up to a small mangrove forest that we are protecting and restoring and we hope to build an outdoor deck and platform to brings groups of students into the mangroves as part of our environmental education and mangrove restoration projects. We also want to put up many signs all around the entire forest so that people realize it is a permanently protected area (APP) that is actually illegal to cut down and destroy.


  • Volunteers must work at least 20 hours per week, usually Monday through Friday from 8am to 12pm.
  • Basic Portuguese recommended
  • Minimum 3 months 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.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing Available

Language/Cultral Support Available

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org


389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


Sun Feb 26, 2023 - Fri Dec 15, 2023
04:00 PM - 03:59 PM


Travessa Magali, 60Bairro Passagem, CEP 45530-000Itacaré, 45530-000Brazil







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