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
  • 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

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  • Brazil
  • Tanzania
  • Ethiopia
  • Sri Lanka
Sports Development

Sports Development

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  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • 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
  • Tanzania
  • Peru
  • India
  • Ethiopia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Cambodia
Wildlife Volunteering

Wildlife Volunteering

Choose your destination

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

Special Projects

Choose your destination

  • Argentina
  • Ecuador
  • Thailand
  • Tanzania
  • Peru
  • India
  • Ethiopia
  • Sri Lanka
What our volunteers say
Volunteer Work as a family in Brazil

Volunteer Work as a Family in Brazil: Rebecca and her two daughters

Rebecca Wolman and her two daughters Mica and Shaya do volunteer work as a family in Brazil. The three of ...
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Mathilde Steiness Teaching in Ghana

Mathilde from Denmark enjoys Teaching at School in Ghana

Mathilde Steiness, a volunteer from Denmark, has been teaching at a school in Ghana: I’m super happy with the work ...
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Beatriz - playing in the Afternoon

I felt home like never before: Beatriz from Portugal

Beatriz Barbosa from Portugal felt home like never before while she was teaching children at an orphanage in Ghana. Since ...
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Jemy Chen and Chih-Yun saving the rain forest in Brazil

Save the Rain forests in Brazil

Jemy Chen and Chih-Yun, directly from Taiwan to save rain forests in Brazil. Thank you very much 👏👏👏🙏🙏🙏 If you ...
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Mayara Pedra Pinheiro Brazil Kindergarten South Africa

Mayara from Brazil, sharing her love in a kindergarten in South Africa

Mayara Pedra Pinheiro, from Brazil, shares her love in a kindergarten in South Africa as a parenting teacher in Cape ...
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Mariana Rodrigues Portugal Childcare Volunteer

Mariana is volunteering as a Parenting Teacher in Cambodia

Mariana Rodrigues, from Portugal, is volunteering as a parenting teacher in Cambodia, at a daycare teaching the children. Your best ...
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MIchael Dodge USA sharing his skills in Ethiopia.

Skills to share with students in Ethiopia: Michael Dodge from USA

Michael Dodge, from the US, sharing his skills to brighten the future of youth from Ethiopia. 👏👏👏 You can choose ...
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Inês Quelhas Lima Portugal in Love with Cambodia

Inês from Portugal fell in love with Cambodia

Inês Quelhas Lima, from Portugal, fell in love with Cambodia, when she traveled for her volunteering experience. A picture tells ...
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Irina Ruzhnikova baought a laptop for the Orphanage Tanzania

Irina donates a Laptop and Wif-Fi Connection for the Orphanage in Tanzania

Irina Ruzhnikova, a volunteer from France, bought a laptop and Wi-Fi connection to the orphanage where she is working in ...
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