Construction and Landscaping Volunteer in Tropical Surf Town

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Program Description

We are looking for experienced construction volunteers that will be able to work independently to help us re-build and fix up the volunteer house and gardens, as well as the new learning space we recently built. We are only accepting volunteers that have experience in building and construction for this position. Those with experience in painting, cement, plumbing, and electric work is also highly desirable. Portuguese is not a requirement for this position, but we highly recommend that all volunteers learn at least basic Portuguese, as most people in Bahia do not speak English. We can send volunteers audio classes upon registration for the position and link volunteers to affordable Portuguese classes upon arrival as well.


• Enjoy the natural paradise of Itacare, with it's gorgeous beaches, waterfalls, and rich biodiversity
• Learn about NGO operations and international development in Brazil
• Combine volunteering and research with community organizing and an internship
• Establish positive relationships with the local community and participate in day to day life in Itacare


• Volunteers must be at least 18 years or older on their date of arrival.
• Volunteers must commit at least 1 month of service (exceptions will be considered) and can usually stay for up to 6 months, visa dependent.
• Volunteers work at least 4 hours day/20 hours a week, usually Monday – Friday from 9am to 1pm, although schedules can be flexible.

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What`s Included

Itacare is located in a stunningly beautiful surfing and fishing town on the Southern coast of Bahia, Brazil. This is a place where the rainforest and the Rio Contas meets the Atlantic Ocean and where gorgeous beaches, waterfalls, coconut trees and wildlife abound. While this volunteer position is free of charge, we cannot cover the costs for your transportation or personal expenses.
We do require a $67 administration fee to reserve your placement and a $250 deposit for your housing deposit. The housing deposit will be returned in full as long as nothing is damaged and all the terms of the volunteer contract and rental agreement has been fulfilled.

Program Locations

Itacare, Brazil

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Program Details

ETIV do Brazil
  • Brazil: Itacare
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months, 3-6 months
English, Portuguese
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
Contribution per month: 1 month - $275; 2 months - $233 per month; 3 months - $198 per month; 4 months - $168 per month; 5 months - $143 per month; 6 months - $121 per month * Low income students can apply for a grant to waive their volunteer contribution if they are able to intern with us for at least 6 months. *

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