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 build a fair and equal society for all through volunteer abroad programs that cause a positive impact on social and environmental projects where they take place, promoting intercultural exchanges and strengthening a growing number of local partner organizations 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 to actively participate in developing local initiatives for a fairer world for all. Please check out some reviews and 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 the difference:

ArgentinaBrazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, NamibiaNepal, 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 special 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 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
  • Colombia
Child Development

Child Development

Choose your destination

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

Orphanages & Daycares

Choose your destination

  • 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

Choose your destination

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

Community Development

Choose your destination

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

Medical Volunteer Abroad

Choose your destination

  • Thailand
  • Nepal
  • Tanzania
  • Peru
  • India
  • Ethiopia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Cambodia
  • Namibia
Wildlife Volunteering

Wildlife Volunteering

Choose your destination

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

Special Projects

Choose your destination

  • Argentina
  • Ecuador
  • Thailand
  • Tanzania
  • Peru
  • India
  • Ethiopia
  • Sri Lanka
What our volunteers say
Jonas works with the children in South Africa at a daycare

Jonas from Brazil works with the children at the daycare in South Africa

Jonas Feltrin, from Brazil, works with the children in South Africa at a day care. He is having a blast ...
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Natalia Villalobos Teaching Children in India

Nathalia enjoys Teaching Children in India and relaxing in our free Yoga Workshop

Natalia Villalobos, from the USA, enjoys teaching children in India and relaxing in our free Yoga workshops afterwards. The best ...
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Rio Lacraide works as reforestation volunteer in Brazil

Reforestation Volunteer in Brazil: Rio Lacraide plants trees in the Rain Forest

Rio Lacraide, came all the way from the UK to plant trees as a reforestation volunteer in Brazil, at the ...
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Lorenz teaching English in Rio and at the Tijuca Rain Foresta Rain forest

Lorenz had a great time teaching in Rio and with the Environmental Project

I spent four wonderful weeks volunteering with Iko Poran in Rio de Janeiro. Everything was organized very well and smoothly, ...
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Marzena Chojnacka Poland Childcare Brazil

Marzena from Poland has a heart for children in Rio de Janeiro

Marzena Chojnacka has a heart for children and came straight from Poland, to help Childcare & Child Development projects in ...
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Felipe as a medical volunteer in Peru

Medical Volunteer in Cuzco: Felipe had magical moments in Peru

It was actually one of the best moments of my life, got to know a lot of the culture in ...
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