Community Iko Poran - Happy volunteers in a barbecueIn the Community Iko Poran page you find testimonials of former volunteers, follow links to great articles about us, read some blogs of former volunteers, connect to our social media and watch some videos produced and directed by our own volunteers.  Remember, we are not one of those big money organziations that count you as a number, we care about each one of our volunteers and our Community Iko Poran.

Besides helping the social development, protecting the nature or conservation of animals, you will also meet likeminded voluneers and make life-long friends.

 

Social Media:

You can access our social medias at any page of our website through the links on the upper right corner.

Youtube Channel:

Find Iko Poran’s Youtube Channel here

Group of Volunteers from the Community Iko Poran smiling on the beach

Blogs:

Visit our New Blog with News and Opportunities:

Many volunteer have written about their experiences in their own personal blogs, we list some stories below:

 

Reviews:

And you may also read some reviews of former volunteers at:

 

Testimonials – Over 15 Years Promoting Volunteer Experiences Abroad

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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Medical internship at a health centre in Cuzco

Medical Internship at a Health Centre in Cuzco

At first I was feeling kind of afraid because of the distance and the new culture… But the experience could ...
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Adam Lese looking for a new Messi

Adam Leese, volunteer from UK, looking for a new Messi in Argentina

Adam is probably about to discover a new Messi in Buenos Aires! While he is coaching young football talents he ...
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Gabrielle Zakas sharing her love with the children at the Childcare in Tanzania

Gabrielle from USA sharing her love with the childcare project in Tanzania

Gabrielle Zakas from the US has been sharing her love with the children at the childcare project in Tanzania. Thank ...
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Rodrigo Lima Custowichi Brining a Smile to the Children in South Africa

Bringing a Smile to the Children in South Africa – Rodrigo a Volunteer from Brazil

Rodrigo Lima Custowichi from Brazil came to South Africa bringing a smile to the children at Doreen's Crêche, a daycare in ...
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Most wonderful experience

“Travelling to South Africa as a volunteer was the most amazing experience I have ever had in my life.
Teaching in Doreen was the best experience I´ve has as an English teacher. You learn a lot from the kids. Everyone at creche is so nice to you..” Read More

What it’s like to be a volunteer in Rio

“From my initial inquiry about to volunteer in Rio with Iko Poran, the local Coordinator was prompt and helpful. Upon my arrival in Rio and meeting the team, I always felt that I could call on them for assistance. They gave us these great tips and tour of our local area but then basically just let us get on with things.”Read More

Best experience of my life.

“I was in Mombassa for around 4 months and I was nineteen years old. I didn’t know what to study yet or what to do with my life I had just finished high school. Just being there with the people was a life-changing experience, I had the best time in Cannan Orphanage, the kids are the most beautiful kids I´ve ever seen, teaching them and playing with them was so fulfilling..”Read More

Amazing Experience in Rio

“I was volunteering in Rio de Janeiro for 2 weeks in a Child Development program. We were playing with between 10 and 20 kids every day, this could be football, rope skipping, drawing.” Read More

The experience opened my eyes and changed my mindset for the better

” Brazil is such a vast and beautiful country, yet I decided that I wanted to experience it from another side than just football, the beautiful beaches, and samba rhythms. Project Agape is in a favel… Read More

Sports development programme in Rio

“I was very happy with my time on the Sports Development Programme. My expectations of Rio were surpassed and I had an amazing time seeing the city, meeting people and doing my volunteer work..”  Read More

Katrijn’s experience with child development in Rio

“The volunteering itself was absolutely amazing, we were playing ball games with the children, rope skipping, drawing, we did some painting as well and they loved it! There were around 10 to 20 children each day, I don’t know on what it depended if they were coming or not, but mostly it was a school I think..”  Read More

Three weeks in Rio

“I spent 3 weeks in Rio volunteering for project Morrinho with Iko Poran last January. It was an amazing experience. The project I worked in was very interesting, and I got to know really nice locals and the way they lived in the favela (that has an amazing view of Rio by the way!)..”  Read More

Volunteering in a Kathmandu Hospital in Nepal

“It’s been a childhood dream of mine to visit Nepal and the neighboring region of Tibet.
Ikoporan in association with FDIP allowed me to join the wishes of helping others and getting to know such a different culture as the Nepalese is from the European…”  Read More

Costa Rica – Work with Turtles!

“I had a fantastic time in Costa Rica with the turtles and I met many people and created memories I will never forget. I definitely recommend Iko Poran and the Sea Turtle experience in Costa Rica and I cannot wait until I volunteer with them again. Pura Vida!”  Read More

Wish I was born in Brazil…

“Being able to volunteer and help out at Tijuca Forest was so refreshing and calmly. Hearing the birds sing, the monkeys tease, and the trees sway is an experience I wish I could bring with me everyday…. especially to the corporate meeting I’m currently sitting in… lol”  Read More

I will hold the experience close to my heart forever

“My time with Iko Poran was more than enjoyable and I felt immediately welcomed as soon as I landed in Brasil. All the counselors were insightful and informational, and helped us foreigners understand …” Read More

Buenos Aires: No better way to start your travels

“With the city of Buenos Aires just a half an hour train away as well as other day trips such as Tigre and Temaiken close too, San Isidro offers not just a great support scheme for young affected children, through the Fundación Cor program, but also offers a great location to spend your time during the program. …” Read More

Martina 3 volunteering in Rio on Morrinho Project

” spent 3 weeks in Rio volunteering for project Morrinho with Iko Poran last January. It was an amazing experience. The project I worked in was very interesting, and I got to know really nice locals and the way they lived in the favela …” Read More

Beautiful testimony from Paulina!

” I had the opportunity to volunteer in Brazil with Iko Poran for three weeks in August 2013. My project was located in Salgueiro, a pacified community very well known for having one of the most famous …Read More

I felt safe and secure in their company

“My experience volunteering through Iko Poran was very simple, easy, and effective. Their representatives and escorts in Rio de Janeiro were completely informative and really helped myself and the other volunteers to jump right into the local culture.”  Read More

Bella told us her experience with Iko Poran!

“In August/September 2011 it was the second time I did volunteering for Iko Poran. In 2008 it was the first time, this was very positive so I came back! My project was teaching English to a group…Read More