World's most affordable & best-rated volunteer programs abroad
Who we are?
Iko Poran Volunteer Abroad - IKPVA, is a local non-profit Brazilian volunteer organization founded in 2002 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a developing country.
IKPVA offers a wide range of cheap volunteer programs abroad so more people with good intentions can travel to lean a hand.
Iko Poran Mission:
To format & implement volunteer programs abroad that cause a positive impact on the projects in which they take place, promoting intercultural exchanges and strengthening 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 by actively participating 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
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 project where you will be placed. At the same time, they are always there to make sure you are having a meaningful experience.
Our grassroots partner organizations develop a communication with our volunteers overseas to get them involved with their projects even before they arrive. With the right preparation, your volunteer experience 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 volunteer programs abroad in developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and also in pioneer initiatives, like the urban vegetable garden project in Marseille, France, that is coming out soon.
Volunteers can choose to join our very affordable volunteer programs abroad in:
, Costa Rica
, South Africa
, and Uganda
Unexpected, long lasting, and unique experience side by side with locals.
What can you do?
We offer a wide range of programs in many areas.
Our variety of programs 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 the real projects, where you can join our cheap volunteer programs abroad. Local people that put their souls into the initiative are always in touch supporting our volunteers and measuring their positive results in the projects.
What are the benefits?
The exchange of experiences, opinions, and knowledge opens up new horizons and opportunities for everyone involved.
The programs provide training for volunteers and communities, generate income and employment, and do so in an open ethical manner by sharing the revenues with local projects.