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Iko Poran volunteer in Brazil is focused in caring, teaching and sharing.

Our volunteer programs in Brazil come from the heart.

The most affordable volunteer programs in Brazil!

Volunteer Projects in Brazil

Teaching English
Teach English in Brazil, learn Portuguese, and provide access to one of the world's most spoken languages. Overview You can do so...
Child Development
Be an educator, advocate, and companion to children Overview If you’re the type of person who has a genuine affection for young...
Childcare & Orphanages
The volunteer in a childcare program in Brazil can be an educator, advocate or simply spend time playing and taking care of childr...
Arts & Design
Experience Brazil's samba culture by volunteering with one of our many programs in the Arts and Design Overview There is a palpabl...
Sports Programs in Rio
Be a volunteer and compete, teach, or just play around with the locals in Rio de Janeiro, enjoying one of Brazil’s favorite leis...
NGO Development
Help develop more impactful programs in Brazil and expand the reach of our partner organizations as a development volunteer. The m...
Community Development
Overview Our local partners in Brazil are small and mid-sized non-profits (NGOs). Volunteers on the Community Development project...
Medical / Health Promotion
Provide access to essential health services and education to the people of Rio de Janeiro. Overview Health promotion and education...
Environment Protection
Experience the natural marvel of Rio de Janeiro and be an environmental steward as a conservation volunteer Overview Doris Gevart,...
Carnival Program in Rio
The Carnival Program allows volunteers to get involved in the preparation and hard work that goes into one of the biggest parties...

Testimonials

Iko Poran, the best volunteer program in Rio!

When I signed up to participate in Iko Poran program in July 2015, it was my third stay in Brazil. French but passionate about Brazilian culture and fluent in Brazilian Portuguese, I wanted to work in community development, a very common notion in Canada, that doesn't really exist in France (we have various notions instead : local developement, social work...).

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Best Way to Brazil

If you're looking for the best way to travel to Rio, start with Iko Poran.

I couldn't believe that a program so affordable could go above and beyond my expectations. As a recent college graduate taking a gap-year before graduate school, this was my first trip traveling alone. From the moment I met Felipe and the other program participants, I knew I was in good hands and formed an Iko Poran "family" within just days of arriving.

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Environmental Volunteer work in Rio

Volunteering in Rio with Iko Poran was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I came to Rio to study Sociology abroad but wanted to stay longer in order to further immerse myself in the culture and make a social impact, so I decided to volunteer with Iko Poran for two weeks after my studies were over. I was able to experience the city of Rio more in two weeks with Iko Poran than I was able to in three weeks studying! As a college student, the experience was also a wonderful addition to my resume!

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Two weeks in Brazil

My name is Barbora and I am from the Czech Republic. I spent 2 weeks in Rio as a volunteer at an art school Spectaculu. Everything was perfectly organised, when I came, Felipe was waiting for me at the airport and took me to the hostel. I was nicely surprised the hostel was clean and as I was in my room just with volunteers, I did not need to be worried about my things when I was not there. All the people there were very friendly and kind.

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Authentic Rio!

The Olympic and Paralympic Games created special times for Rio, but I also wanted to experience another side of the city. That is why I chose to register for an Iko Poran volunteer program.
I had some concerns about the safety in Rio, but they disappeared soon after I my arrival at the nice hostel in Santa Teresa, conveniently located near to the nightlife scene of Lapa, and the safety tips of the experienced staff of Iko Poran. Doing NGO development for Iko Poran itself I was able to visit several projects they offer in Rio. The fact that there is a lot variation in small scale projects allows volunteers to make a personal contribution.