Iko Poran

volunteer abroad

World's most affordable & best-rated volunteer abroad programs

 

Who we are?

IKPVA offers a wide range of cheap volunteer abroad programs so more people with good intentions can travel to lean a hand. Iko Poran Volunteer Abroad - IKPVA, is a local non-profit Brazilian volunteer organization founded in 2002 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a developing country.

 

Iko Poran Mission:

To format & implement volunteer abroad programs that cause a positive impact on the social and environmental projects. Moreover, we aim to promote intercultural exchanges and strengthen a growing number of local organizations and development initiatives worldwide.

 

Why so Affordable?

We keep the overheads costs low because we cooperate directly with our partners in the destinations. And because we are a non-profit local organization, we do not charge any extra handling fee!

Our volunteers overseas have a unique experience because they  actively participate in developing local initiatives for a fairer world for all. Please check out some reviews and see pictures of our amazing volunteers on our community page. You'll even find inspiring videos of some of the greatest volunteer experiences!

Wildlife Volunteering in South Africa

Volunteer Abroad in Animal Conservation Programs in South Africa

Where can you get involved as a volunteer overseas?

 

How do we do?

The local coordinators will go the ‘extra mile’ and beyond to help you make a long-lasting difference in the volunteer placement, where you are going to work. At the same time, they are always there when needed to make sure you are having a meaningful experience.

Our grassroots partner organizations develop communication with our volunteers overseas to get them involved with their projects even before they arrive. With the right preparation, your volunteer abroad program will be unique and productive.

 

Where can you go?

Because our goal is to strengthen local projects, as stated on our Mission, we only offer our cheap volunteer abroad programs in developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Moreover, we support pioneer initiatives, like the urban vegetable garden project in Marseille, France, that is coming out soon.

Join one of our cheap volunteer abroad programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America, where you can make all the difference:

ArgentinaBrazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Sri LankaTanzania, Thailand, and Uganda!

Teach English in a Buddhist monastery in Nepal

Volunteer Abroad Teaching English to young monks in Nepal at a Buddhist Monastery

Volunteer reviews: unique experience side by side with locals.

 

What can you do?

You can choose from a wide range of cheap volunteer abroad programs in many areas. Our variety of volunteer opportunities include Teaching, Childcare, Community Development, Medical, Construction, Women Empowerment, Business (NGO) Development, Sports, Arts, Animal Preservation, IT, Environment Protection, and many other projects to match all skills and interests.

 

Who run the volunteer programs?

Our local partner organizations and their community councils develop and operate social projects that you can join to help our cheap volunteer abroad programs. Local people that put their souls into the initiative are always in touch supporting our volunteers. Moreover, they are measuring their positive results in the projects.

 

Key benefits of volunteering abroad

The exchange of experiences, and knowledge opens up new horizons and opportunities both for volunteers and locals. The programs provide training for volunteers and communities, generate income and employment in an open ethical manner and do so by sharing the revenues with local projects.

Jungle community immersion project in Peru

Volunteers and locals on the Andean Community Immersion program in Peru
       

Cheap Volunteer Abroad Programs - Mouse over to see where available, then click the flag to access

Teach English

Teach English

Choose your destination

  • Brazil
  • Ecuador
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Thailand
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Ghana
  • Peru
  • Cambodia
  • Ethiopia
  • Colombia
  • South Africa
Child Development

Child Development

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  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Peru
  • Sri Lanka
Orphanages & Daycares

Orphanages & Daycares

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  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Nepal
  • Thailand
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Ghana
  • South Africa
  • Peru
  • Cambodia
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
Arts and Design

Arts and Design

Choose your destination

  • Brazil
  • Tanzania
  • Ethiopia
  • Sri Lanka
Sports Development

Sports Development

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  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Ethiopia
Community Development

Community Development

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  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Kenya
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
Medical Volunteer Abroad

Medical Volunteer Abroad

Choose your destination

  • Thailand
  • Nepal
  • Uganda
  • Tanzania
  • Peru
  • India
  • Ethiopia
  • Sri Lanka
Construction

Construction

Choose your destination

  • Uganda
  • Kenya
  • Peru
  • India
  • Ethiopia
Wildlife Volunteering

Wildlife Volunteering

Choose your destination

  • Costa Rica
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
Special Projects

Special Projects

Choose your destination

  • Argentina
  • Ecuador
  • Thailand
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Peru
  • India
  • Ethiopia
  • Sri Lanka
What our volunteers say
Patricia Oliveira & Rui Falhas Santos Teaching at school in India

Patricia and Rui from Portugal are teaching at school in India

Patricia Oliveira & Rui Falhas Santos have been teaching at school in India. Both volunteer teachers com from Portugal and ...
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Michel playing Samba in South Africa

Playing Samba Rhythms and Teaching Children in South Africa

Michel from Brazil has been playing samba rhythms while teaching the children at Doreen's Creche in Cape Town. The daycare's ...
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Vitor Maciel and Fernandasharing love and affection for the children at Doreens Creche

Love and Affection for the Children at Doreen’s Crèche, Cape Town

Vitor Maciel and Fernanda Freitas show love and affection for the children at a kindergarten in Cape Town. They came ...
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Frederikke Cronquist Denmark teaching English to Tour Guides

Frederikke is teaching English to Tour Guides in Rio

Volunteer Frederikke Cronquist, from Denmark, is teaching English to tour guides in Rio de Janeiro and drawing techniques to youngsters ...
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Isabella with the children of Doreens Creche

Isabella Neves: Volunteer Teacher in Cape Town and visit to Jacobs Bay

Isabella Neves fulfilled the dream of her life when she went on a trip to South Africa where she volunteered ...
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Preparing for Carnival in Rio

Preparing for the Carnival in Rio: Gary from the UK with his Carioca friends!

Gary Ward, from the UK, with fellow Brazilian workers preparing the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro. Volunteering with Iko Poran ...
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Alice felt like a Nepali family

You are my Nepali Family! Alice Garnier from France

Alice Garnier felt like a Nepali family, while she was teaching children at school in Kathmandu. Alice, a volunteer from ...
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Emmanuel Health Coaching Ethiopia

Dr. Emmanuel Ehiwe about his Medical Volunteer Program in Ethiopia

Dr. Emmanuel Ehiwe, a consultant sonographer and public health practitioner from Birmingham, England talks about his volunteer program in Ethiopia. The interview ...
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Valérie Thaileand Medical Volunteering Project

Hands on Thailand Medical Volunteering project: Valérie

I participated in the Thailand Medical Volunteering project in Surin province and was placed at Takook Community Hospital. I had ...
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