Environmental Program: Great experience in Rio

Environmental Program in the Tijuca Rainforest

I was in Rio de Janeiro for 4 weeks helping out in the Tijuca rainforest and at the community garden in a favela. I met so many different people from all over the world and as a result, I not only learned about Brazil but many other cultures. It’s a great way to get to know a city and have more of a local feel and the program itself is very reasonably priced. I would definitely consider coming back to Iko Poran for volunteering again.

  • Emily, University of Waterloo

 

Environmental Volunteer Programs in Rio

Environmental Program at Tijuca Rain Forest
Environmental Program at Tijuca Rain Forest

The Tijuca National Forest is the world’s largest urban forest, and you can volunteer on a reforestation project helping in the three nursery, counting species, opening and cleaning trails, cutting branches, painting fences/ signals, among other activities.

One of the most Magnificent Contrasting Landscapes in The World at Tijuca Rainforest

Rio de Janeiro boasts one of the most magnificent contrasting landscapes in the world: cascading forests on massive mountains adjacent to a world-class city. However, this contrast isn’t always mutually beneficial, as many of Rio’s treasured green spaces are damaged by urban sprawl.

Learn more about Environmental Volunteer Work in Rio.

You may have a look also on our page with the ecological volunteer programs in more countries.

Read some more testimonials from our volunteers in Rio:

Joshua Teaching Football in Rio's Favelas

Teaching Football in Rio’s Favelas: Joshua’s Volunteer Work at Cidade de Deus

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Lorenz with his English Students

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Rio Lacraide works as reforestation volunteer in Brazil

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

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