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 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 volunteer 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 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, and also in pioneer initiatives, like the urban vegetable garden project in Marseille, France, that is coming out soon.

Our cheap volunteer abroad programs are available in Asia, Africa and Latin America:

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

Unexpected, long lasting, and 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 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 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 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

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
  • Uganda
  • Ghana
  • Peru
  • Cambodia
  • Ethiopia
  • Colombia
  • South Africa
Child Development

Child Development

Choose your destination

  • 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

Choose your destination

  • Brazil
  • Tanzania
  • Ethiopia
  • Sri Lanka
Sports Development

Sports Development

Choose your destination

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • 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
  • Brazil
  • Nepal
  • Uganda
  • Tanzania
  • Peru
  • India
  • Ethiopia
  • Sri Lanka
Construction

Construction

Choose your destination

  • Uganda
  • Kenya
  • Peru
  • India
  • Ethiopia
Wildlife Volunteering

Wildlife Volunteering

Choose your destination

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

Special Projects

Choose your destination

  • Argentina
  • Ecuador
  • Thailand
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Peru
  • India
  • Ethiopia
  • Sri Lanka
What our volunteers say
Emmanuel Health Coaching Ethiopia

Dr. Emmanuel Ehiwe about his Medical Volunteer Program in Ethiopia

Dr. Emmanuel Ehiwe, a consultant sonographer and public health practitioner from Birmingham, England talks about his volunteer program in Ethiopia. The interview ...
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Valérie Thaileand Medical Volunteering Project

Hands on Thailand Medical Volunteering project: Valérie

I participated in the Thailand Medical Volunteering project in Surin province and was placed at Takook Community Hospital. I had ...
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Camilla Bartholomei Santos in Doreen's Kinderkrippe

Camilla is committed to the children at Doreen’s kindergarten in Cape Town

Camilla Bartholomei Santos, from Brazil, is involved with the children in Doreen's kindergarten in South Africa. She enjoys teaching children ...
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Patricia Oliveira & Rui Falhas Santos Teaching at school in India

Patricia and Rui from Portugal are teaching at school in India

Patricia Oliveira & Rui Falhas Santos have been teaching at school in India. Both volunteer teachers com from Portugal and ...
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Emmanuel Health Coaching Ethiopia

Health Coaching for Children in Ethiopia: Emmanuel

Emmanuel enjoyed working on Health Coaching for children and youth in Ethiopa and included first aid techniques as well. Great ...
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Ricardo Ramajo caring for orphaned animals

Caring for Orphaned Animals in South Africa: Ricardo Ramajo from Brazil

Ricardo Ramajo from Brazil has been caring for orphaned animals in South Africa during his volunteer project on wildlife rehabilitation.: ...
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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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Caregiving in Cambodia

Teaching and Caregiving in Cambodia

Caregiving and Teaching in Cambodia. There are no words to describe the magic, the love, the kindness, and the gratitude ...
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Help providing proper education for each child in Ghana

Proper Education for every Child in Ghana

Every child has the right to receive proper education. Sign up to volunteer in Ghana and help to achieve this ...
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