Iko Poran

volunteer abroad

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.

South Africa Animal Conservation Volunteer

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 project where you will be placed. At the same time, they are always there when needed 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.

You can choose to join our very affordable volunteer programs abroad in:

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

Teach English in a Buddhist monastery in Nepal

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

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 real projects that you can join to help 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.

Jungle community immersion project in Peru

Volunteer in Peru
       

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

Teach English

Teach English

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

Child Development

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  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Peru
Orphanages & Creches

Orphanages & Creches

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  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Nepal
  • Thailand
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Ghana
  • South Africa
  • Peru
  • Cambodia
  • India
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

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  • Thailand
  • Brazil
  • Nepal
  • Uganda
  • Tanzania
  • Peru
  • India
  • Ethiopia
Construction

Construction

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  • Uganda
  • Kenya
  • Peru
  • India
  • Ethiopia
Animal Conservation

Animal Conservation

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

Special Projects

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  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Ecuador
  • Thailand
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Peru
  • India
  • Ethiopia
What our volunteers say
Ana Margarida Paixão Brazão teaching young monks

Ana Margarida is teaching Young Monks at a Buddhist Monastery

Ana Margarida Paixão Brazão, from Portugal, teaching Young Monks in a Buddist Monastery, Nepal. The young monks in Nepal want to ...
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Lailana Smith from Australia lending a hand in India

Lailana from Australia lending a hand in India

We would like to thank Lailana Smith. a volunteer from Australia, for lending a hand in India. She did a ...
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Imane Animal Volunteering in South Africa: Genet

Animal Volunteering in South Africa: The Most Wonderful Three Months of My Life!

I participated in a project in South Africa, during 3 months. These are the most wonderful 3 months I have ...
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Volunteering in Rio de Janeiro Magnificent Adventure

Magnificent Adventure in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

My experience in Brazil, particularly in Rio de Janeiro, was a magnificent adventure. In a colorful city, with a lot ...
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Filipa Pereira Portugal Natasha Smith USA Teaching English at the Buddhist Monastery

Teaching English at the Buddhist Monastery: Filipa from Portugal and Natasha from the US

Two young women from two different continents joined for a volunteer experience teaching English at a Buddhist Monastery. Find on ...
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Pedro Henrique Wildlife Volunteering in South Africa

Wildlife Volunteering in South Africa: Pedro Henrique with his new friends

Pedro Henrique de Cerqueira from Brazil, went for a trip for wildlife volunteering in South Africa. As you can see ...
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Albane Pourmin Kindergarten Iquitos

Kindergarten in Iquitos: Albane you rock!

Albane Pournin from France had joined a childcare program in Cambodia last year, this year she is joining 4 programs ...
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Lucy Thiess e Chakara Kan preparando refeições em Buenos Aires

Lucy and Takara preparing Meals for children in Buenos Aires

Lucy Thiess and Takara Chan, volunteers from Australia, get their hands-on preparing and serving meals to adults and children in ...
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Shaden Elgalaly Egypt is planting trees

Planting Trees: Shaden Elgalaly, Egypt to Save the Tijuca Rainforest in Rio

Shaden Elgalaly, volunteer from Egypt (in the center) together with Brazilian volunteer, ready to plant trees and save the forests ...
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