ETIV do Brasil

ETIV stands for Education Through International Volunteering and we connect international volunteers with local communities to support environmental conservation and development in Brazil.  

This is an excellent opportunity for volunteers and interns to gain hands on experience working with an international development NGO, while also exploring beautiful Brazil. Our volunteer house and office is located in the small surfing and fishing town of Itacare, Bahia; where the tropical rainforest (Mata Atlántica) meets the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches, jungles, rivers, waterfalls and wildlife abound.

Volunteers and interns work directly with ETIV and our local projects to nurture positive social, environmental and community development. We also offer housing at our volunteer house, Portuguese lessons and Capoeira classes for interested volunteers. In addition, we can also link volunteers to discounted prices on many of the incredible Eco-adventure tours that our local tour guides and fishermen offer in and around Itacare.

Almost all of our positions can be offered to both volunteers and interns as long as they fulfill the time and language requirements attributed to each position. The main difference is that interns will usually receive university credit for their work with us and they will also receive more guidance and supervision from ETIV staff to help them meet their university requirements. However, both our interns and our volunteers are extremely critical the success and sustainability of the NGO and as they take the lead on many of our community projects and office positions, they truly make up the heart of our organization.


Our Projects

  • Teaching English
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Youth Development
  • NGO Administration and Office Support
  • Marketing, Communications and Website Development
  • Construction and Landscaping


Cultural Education

  • Portuguese classes
  • Capoeira lessons


Eco Adventure Tours

We can also link volunteers to some stunning Eco-adventure tours including:

  • Canoeing or kayaking through lush mangroves
  • Rain-forest hikes to exotic beaches and waterfalls
  • White water rafting and so much more!

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